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Black Dog Institute: COVID-19 resources for health professionals

Black Dog Institute continues to provide great resources to support the mental health and wellbeing of health professionals. Their ‘Coronavirus resources for health professionals’ page provides advice and guidance on a range of topics such as dealing with financial stress and exercise for your mental health.

‘How to support a healthcare worker during COVID-19’ guide from Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue has put together a list of ways we can support Australia’s healthcare workers as they continue to play a vital role in the COVID-19 pandemic response.

WellMob – social, emotional and cultural wellbeing resources

Developed by eMHPrac in partnership with the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNetWellMob is a new website for frontline health and wellbeing workers, providing one place to find culturally relevant resources to use with their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.  

Are you bogged mate? – a service helping rural men talk about mental health

‘Are you bogged mate?’ aims to boost awareness and start a conversation around the rising issue of depression and suicide rates amongst men in rural areas.

Read about ‘Are you bogged mate?’ on ABC or watch the ABC Landline segment.

Pandemic Kindness Movement from the Agency for Clinical Innovation

Created by clinicians from across Australia, the Pandemic Kindness Movement provides resources to support the wellbeing of the health workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Head to Health COVID-19 support

Head to Health can help you find digital mental health services from some of Australia’s most trusted mental health organisations.

Provided by the Australian Government Department of Health, Head to Health brings together apps, online programs, online forums, and phone services, as well as a range of digital information resources.

Lifeline Tool kit: Getting through bushfires, drought and extreme climate events

Created by Lifeline, the Getting through bushfire, drought and extreme climate events tool kit aims to assist individuals and communities to take care of themselves and those around them.

Life in Mind Australia provides practical and emotional support for bushfire-affected communities

Life in Mind Australia has provided a comprehensive list of resources to support the mental health and wellbeing of individuals in bushfire-affected communities.

Beyond Blue launches Settling the Mind: Mental Health and COVID-19 webinar series

The “Settling the Mind” webinar series, presented by Black Dog Institute, focuses on mental health resources and support available for health professionals and community members during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Beyond Blue launches dedicated COVID-19 Mental Wellbeing Support Service

Beyond Blue has launched a dedicated COVID-19 Mental Wellbeing Support Service. Funded by the Australian Government, this free service is available to support all Australians to manage the impact of the pandemic on their mental health and wellbeing.

The importance of self-care planning during COVID-19

Self-care is an important component in looking after your mental health during a crisis such as COVID-19. Black Dog Institute has developed a resource to help you develop a daily, self-care plan.

Lifeline’s mental health support during COVID-19

Lifeline has put together a number of mental health and wellbeing resources and support services for community to access during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 mental health resources from Pheonix Australia

Pheonix Australia – Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health has a number of mental health resources on their website to support health practitioners and community members during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Australian Psychological Society COVID-19 support

The Australian Psychological Society has provided helpful information for coping with anxiety, mental health issues during isolation and how to stay mentally healthy during the COVID-19 crisis.

Black Dog Institute resources for anxiety during COVID-19

Black Dog Institute has helpful tools and resources for coping with anxiety and stress during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Life in Mind mental health and wellbeing support

Life in Mind Australia has put together a comprehensive list of resources to support those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mental health support during COVID-19

The Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health (CRRMH) has put together information and support for looking after your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bushfire support resources from RAMHP

The Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP) has a number of useful resources for rural communities and health professionals during times of crisis.

An illustrated guide for coping with traumatic news

The ABC has put together an illustrated guide for coping with traumatic news. The guide provides strategies for dealing with stress and grief and is appropriate for both adults and children.

GP psychiatry support line

The GP Psychiatry Support Line is a free service for GPs to help manage the care of mental health consumers. Advice can support GPs with diagnosis, investigation, medication and safety plans.