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Given the uncertainties of the moment, WCHM will be posting in this space useful articles and tips to better cope and help maintain your wellbeing. With the repetitive nature of the news cycle, we would also encourage you to limit your time watching the news-ensure that you are well informed through reliable news sources/channels but then take a break and focus on the ordinary things in life that give you pleasure- this may also help reduce anxiety and anxious thoughts.

Sleep and Mental Health – COVID-19 resource from the Sleep-Wake Research Centre

From the Australian Psychological Society:

Tips for coping with coronavirus anxiety

Maintaining your mental health during social isolation

Domain: How to get through your isolation period without compromising your mental health

Help Guide: Coronavirus anxiety: coping with stress, fear and uncertainty 

ABC: How to look after your mental health when working from home

Super Friend: COVID-19 Support (Wellbeing self check-in, Connect with a buddy, Check-in with formal support)

From the World Health Organisation:

Coping with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak

Helping children cope with stress during the 2019-nCov outbreak

From The Conversation:

Is your mental health deteriorating during the coronavirus pandemic

The uncertainty and instability around coronavirus can exacerbate existing mental health problems or contribute to new ones. But there are things you can do to reduce your risk of mental ill health.

From GROW Mental Health Wellness Programs

From Conflict Resolution Service Canberra:

Free phone advice and support for:

    • People who are experiencing conflict with their neighbour
    • People who are experiencing conflict within the family home
    • Families who are currently living within an ‘in-house separation’ model

Head to Health Covid-19 Mental Health supports and information