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Mental health resources during COVID-19

Tuesday 07, Apr 2020

Following last week’s interactive webinar “COVID-19 and PR practitioners working from home – Now we’re in it, how do we get through it?” guest speaker, Marc Bryant, has kindly shared a comprehensive list of resources to support those affected by the current landscape. 

Information on coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Mental Wellbeing Support service: 1800 512 348
    (managed by Beyondblue)
  • Australian Government Department of Health
  • #InThisTogether: Supporting our mental health during Coroavirus (COVID-19) campaign
    Managed by the National Mental Health Commission
  • Australian Government
  • National Coronavirus Helpline: 1800 020 080
    Available 24/7 for people seeking information on COVID-19

National Crisis Numbers

If you need additional support, please contact any of the below 24/7 crisis support helplines.

  • Lifeline 13 11 14  24/7
  • Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
  • Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800
    24/7 telephone counselling for young people 5-25 years.
  • MensLine Australia 1300 78 99 78
    24/7 telephone and online support, information and referral service for men.
  • Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636
    24/7 telephone support service and online chat 4pm - 10pm (AEST).
  • QLIFE 1800 184 527
    Telephone and online chat support service for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex (LGBTI) communities.

Additional Resources

  • LivingWorks Australia
    START online suicide prevention awareness training online (90 minutes training on how to see, ask someone who may be thinking of suicide and refer someone the correct support - reduced cost during COVID)
  • Head to Health
    An online mental health portal.
  • Life in Mind
    The national online digital gateway to suicide prevention resources, programs, information and data.
  • SANE Australia
    SANE StigmaWatch for problematic media reporting along with a range of online forums.
  • Mindframe
    Self care for communication practitioners