Tips and resources to support your mental health and wellbeing.
This Coping Calendar has 30 suggested actions to look after ourselves and each other as we face this global crisis together.
How to take care of your mental health
- Stay connected — keep in touch by phone, social media or video calls
- Keep moving — exercise to relieve stress
- Stick to a routine — keep regular sleeping and eating patterns
- Switch off — take a break from the news if it feels overwhelming
- Reach out — activate your support network or reach out for professional help (link back to Singleton Council crisis contacts)
RESOURCES AND HELPFUL WEBSITES
- During this time, it’s important to do things that help us to cope and maintain good mental health. This website by Head to Health, has ways to stay mentally healthy. Click here to visit the COVID-19 support page on the Head to Health website.
- Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live. Click here to view information about anxiety, depression and suicide prevention support.
- Beyond Blue Anxiety and depression checklist - this simple checklist asks you to reflect on your feelings over the past four weeks. Together, these ten questions measure how distressed you’ve been recently, by signs of depression and anxiety. It is a measure of distress commonly used by Australian GPs and mental health professionals to determine what level of support you may require.
- Black Dog Institute mental health check in during coronavirus - your weekly personal mental health check-in during coronavirus. Includes a personal weekly mental health check-in template by Black Dog Institute.