Looking after your mental health

2020 has been a challenge. With half of all Australians experiencing a mental illness in their life*, compounded by the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's important to look after the mental health of yourself and your family.

To support our members to be healthier at home, we are bringing you tips and resources focusing on your mental health.

Accessing telehealth mental health support during COVID-19

The state of our mental health is at the forefront in these current times. While we acknowledge that each mental health journey is unique and that mental health providers may work slightly differently in their delivery of telehealth psychology, let’s talk through some of the main steps to accessing support.

Having the mental health conversation

3 million Australians are living with anxiety or depression. This means that between your friends, family, peers and co-workers, it’s likely someone close to you could benefit from a ‘how are you?’ or an ‘R U OK?’.

Podcasts

Mental Health Matters : Anxiety and depression in ourselves and others

With Lorelle Zemunik, senior trainer at Mental Health Victoria.

Caregivers of People with a Mental Illness

With Professor Michael Berk.

How to Sleep Better

Science backed sleep hacks with Professor Dorothy Bruck.

Mental Health Support Services

For immediate support we suggest contacting:
Beyond Blue 
1300 22 4636 
www.beyondblue.org.au/getsupport

For resources and information on varying mental health conditions, as well as digital tools and fact sheets we recommend:
Black Dog Institute 
https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/resources-support/
Please note Black Dog Institute doesn’t offer crisis support.