COVID-19: Health and wellbeing
You may be experiencing feelings of anxiety, distress and concern in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19). It's important that you also look after your health and wellbeing during this time too.
5 Ways to Wellbeing outlines 5 simple things that we can do each day to improve our wellbeing and happiness while we remain mostly in our homes to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The below resources may help with processing the impact of COVID-19:
- How to cope with stress related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) (A Headspace resource for young people)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for Australians (Australian Psychological Society)
As well as resources that may assist when talking to children about COVID-19:
- Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus (Child Mind Institute - also available on YouTube)
How to talk to your children about coronavirus (UNICEF Australia)
If you or anyone you know needs help:
- Lifeline on 13 11 14
- beyondblue on 1300 224 636
- MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978
- Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800
- Headspace on 1800 650 890
- QLife on 1800 184 527
The Beyond Blue website also features a range of helpful resources.
A 24-hour statewide Safe Steps family violence crisis response line is also available on 1800 015 188.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) information
For information on Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), please visit the Department of Health and Human Services.
If you suspect you may have the coronavirus disease you can call the dedicated hotline, 1800 675 398, which is open 24 hours, 7 days. Please keep Triple Zero (000) for emergencies only.
A virtual relief and recovery centre in the form of a helpline is available to assist residents during and after the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Phone: 5434 6237, seven days a week from 8.30am – 5pm
Email: [email protected]
The food relief document provides contact details as well as where and when food assistance is available across Greater Bendigo.