Managing stress relating to COVID-19

WorkSafe Tasmania has provided the following helpful update about managing stress relating to the current pandemic:

Accessing support and staying connected is really important during challenging times. 

Don't forget to look after yourself and your colleagues and seek support if you need it.




Beyond Blue

Feeling anxious or stressed about COVID-19? Beyond Blue has an online forum for people to share their concerns and connect with others.

Black Dog Institute

Feelings of anxiety are common in uncertain times. Black Dog Institute has tools and resources deal with this stress. For individuals, workplaces, schools, parents and health professionals.

Heads Up

Focuses on promoting better mental health in the workplace with useful resources for all sections of business. The section Work and your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak has information for coping with COVID-19.

Head to Health The section COVID-19 Support, offers tips for dealing with the stress and impact caused by coronavirus on our mental health and wellbeing.

ReachOut

Offers online forums for young people and parents/guardians about COVID-19 offering peer support in safe and established online communities. ReachOut has resources to help you manage your wellbeing through this times. 

SANE

Has an online forum that separates fact from fiction about COVID-19 and provides self-care strategies.

Speak Up Stay ChatTY

Has tips on maintaining normality for working at home by creating new daily routines, including reaching out to friends and colleagues, getting lunch prepared and dressing in work gear. See also the section COVID-19 and Your Mental Health. 

1800RESPECT

For some people, home is not the safest place. Self isolation and increased stress during COVID-19 may see the potential for an increase in domestic violence incidents. It’s important for people to keep in touch with those who may be in an unsafe situation.  1800RESPECT has counsellors available 24/7, via phone and webchat.

The following support lines are available 24/7 if you need to talk.

Beyond Blue - 1300 22 4636

Lifeline - 13 11 14

MensLine - 1300 78 99 78 Suicide Call Back Service - 1300 659 467

1800RESPECT - 1800 737 732

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