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You’re not alone
Coronavirus has meant big changes to the way we all live.
By following physical distancing, self-isolation and quarantine practices, we are playing an important part in preventing community transmisson of COVID-19.
It’s completely natural to be worried about coronavirus and the changes that are happening all around us. Too much concern can impact on your ability to think clearly and cope with daily challenges.
There is never a wrong time to seek help.
If you experience anxiety, mood changes, feel overwhelmed, or find it difficult to sleep, to the point where you are affected in a negative way, it might be time to reach out.
If you need help
Domestic and family violence support
Domestic and family violence is a crime. Find out more about domestic and family violence services and supports that are available.
Find out more about what to expect when you contact 1800RESPECT.
Other mental wellbeing resources
Counselling and crisis services
Find more information, counselling and tools to help with mental wellbeing on these trusted websites.
- Black Dog Institute is a free online clinic providing a mental health assessment tool and other support services.
- Head to Health can help you find digital mental health and wellbeing resources.
- Lifeline (13 11 14 – operates 24/7) provides crisis support and suicide prevention services.
- RUOK? inspires and empowers everyone to meaningfully connect with people and support anyone who may be struggling with life.
- ReachOut provides practical tools and support to help young people get through everything from everyday issues to tough times.
- Kids Helpline (1800 55 18 00 – operates 24/7) is a telephone counselling support line for children and young people ages 5 to 25.
Mental wellbeing services provided by NSW Government
The NSW Government provides a range of free mental health information and services.
- Mental Health Line (1800 011 511 – operates 24/7) can connect you to a mental health service if you are concerned about the mental wellbeing of yourself or someone else.
- Alcohol Drug Information Service (ADIS) NSW (1800 25 00 15 – operates 24/7) provides telephone counselling, support, referrals and information for those affected by alcohol or other drugs.
- NSW Health have published a PDF of mental health counselling supports.
- Look after your mental health during COVID-19 poster in community languages.
- NSW Mental Health Commission website has resources and supports for people struggling with their mental health due to COVID-19.
- SafeWork NSW Mental health at work during COVID-19 on free resources, coaching and training for employers on how to look after their workers’ and their mental health