MENTAL HEALTH

DURING 

COVID-19

Dr Sarah Edelman

Dr. Edelman is a clinical psychologist, author and trainer.  She initially worked as a researcher and lecturer at University of Technology Sydney, but now divides her time between clinical work and training programs.  She is a facilitator for the Black Dog Institute, and runs workshops for psychologists, GPs, business organisations and the general public. She has published many articles in professional and mainstream journals, and is a frequent guest on ABC radio.  Her book, ‘Change your Thinking’, is a best seller in the self-help genre. Her other books include ‘Good Thinking - a teenagers’ guide to managing stress and emotions using CBT’, and ‘No Worries: A guide to managing anxiety and worry using CBT’.

Challenging Times

 

How to manage emotions and maintain mental wellbeing during the COVID-19 period. Presented by Dr Sarah Edelman.

Mental Health During COVID-19

#InThisTogether:

Supporting our mental health during Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

Practical tips to stay connected and mentally well during this challenging time.

Mental Health During COVID-19

About #InThisTogether

 

We are facing an extraordinary time – with many of us feeling unsettled and uncertain as we stay in our homes to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Right now, our mental health is just as important as our physical health. While we need to distance ourselves physically, it is more important than ever that we stay socially and emotionally connected with family, friends, neighbours and our communities.

That is why we have launched #InThisTogether - a collection of simple and practical tips to support Australians’ mental wellbeing.

We will all need a little extra support during this time, so let’s be kind, stay connected, check in with each other, and seek professional support when we need it.

Watch and Share

 

We encourage you to embrace the global call of #InThisTogether and join the national online conversation by watching, following and sharing the practical tips.

Together, we can create strong, connected communities while maintaining physical distance. We are #InThisTogether.

Watch and share the #InThisTogether video series of tips

Need support?

 

We encourage you to check in with yourself and others during this challenging time, and seek support when you need it.

 

If you need to talk, these free support lines are here to listen 24/7:

Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Line 1800 512 348
Lifeline 13 11 14
Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800
Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636

Visit www.coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au for online mental wellbeing and support resources and discussion forums.


Or visit www.headtohealth.gov.au the digital mental health portal for more resources and support options.  

Thank You

 

We would like to give a special thank you to the following organisations and representatives for their contribution to the #InThisTogether conversation.

Georgie Harman CEO, Beyond Blue
John Brogden AM Chairman, Lifeline
Ian Thorpe AM Patron and Board Member, Reachout
Benjamin Law Ambassador, Reachout
Chantel Bakac Youth Ambassador, headspace
Sam Mac Ambassador, RUOK?
Prof. Pat McGorry AO Executive Director, Orygen
Prof Helen Christensen AO Director, Black Dog Institute
Osher Günsberg Patron, SANE Australia
Prof Ian Hickie AM Director, The Brain and Mind Centre
The Hon. Greg Hunt Minister for Health
Christine Morgan CEO, National Mental Health Commission
Dr Mark Wenitong Public Health Medical Advisor, Apunipima Cape York Health Council
Lucy Brogden AM Chair, National Mental Health Commission
Jack Heath CEO, SANE Australia
Addie Wootten CEO, Smiling Mind

SOURCE: https://www.mentalhealthcommission.gov.au/InThisTogether

 

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