More helpful links and resources

Helpful links and resources

 
Information from reliable sources

It’s best to rely on information from credible sources during this time, such as:

Checking in with someone you care about

It’s important to continue to check in with loved ones, friends, neighbours and workmates. If you notice that someone you care about isn’t quite themselves, their online behaviour has changed, or they seem more distressed than usual, reach out. Trust the signs, and ask “Are you OK?”.

Have you been affected financially by COVID-19?
Support for older Australians

Council on the Ageing (COTA) Australia, National Seniors Australia, Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) and Dementia Australia have banded together, supported by the Commonwealth Government, to create the National COVID Older Persons Information Line.

Older people and carers are encouraged to call 1800 171 866 to speak to friendly, specially trained staff from a senior’s advocacy organisation.

Click here for more information about managing anxiety and managing mental health for older Adults, from the Australian Psychological Society.

Support for business
  • Everymind’s Ahead for Business is an online resource specially designed to help you understand your mental health, manage business stress and provides tailored recommendations, information and programs.
 
Managing mental health when you’re out of work

While you’re out of work, there are some simple practices you can adopt to make this period of your life a little easier:

Tips for working from home

For those who are able to, working from home may be new, uncomfortable and come with its own set of challenges. Here are a few tips to help you along the way: