Discussions and concerns around the coronavirus outbreak and practising self-isolation can be stressful and impact our mental health and wellbeing. It’s natural to feel a range of emotions, such as stress, worry, anxiety, boredom, or low mood. Many people feel distressed by the constant news and overwhelming amount of information about the situation.
Head to Health is committed to providing Australians with trusted information and digital supports to help support everyone’s mental health and wellbeing during this pandemic. This page covers where to get the facts about the COVID-19 outbreak, tips for maintaining good mental health, information on how to access mental health services, information for parents, and how to keep older Australians safe and connected by helping them get established online.
COVID-19: The facts
- The Australian Government Department of Health website is the main source of health-related information on what Australia is doing in response to this pandemic. See the coronavirus (COVID-19) health alertcoronavirus (COVID-19) health alert (opens in a new tab) page.
- A national campaign has launched to inform all Australians about the coronavirus (COVID-19). The campaign aims to reduce the risk to individuals and families by enabling them to make informed decisions and to take up health recommendations. There are a range of coronavirus (COVID-19) campaign resourcescoronavirus (COVID-19) campaign resources (opens in a new tab) that provide more information and tips to help you be prepared. There are also translated versions of the resourcestranslated versions of the resources (opens in a new tab) in Arabic, Vietnamese, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Farsi, Italian and Korean.
- For the latest information about the global response to the COVID-19 outbreak, visit the World Health Organisation (WHO) page, coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemiccoronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic (opens in a new tab).
Maintaining good mental health
This information has been produced in collaboration with MindSpotMindSpot (opens in a new tab) whose assistance is acknowledged and appreciated.
During this time, it’s important to do things that help us to cope and maintain good mental health.