The COVID-19 outbreak may generate a range of impacts on community and individual mental health and wellbeing.
This may include preoccupation with specific details related to COVID-19 in addition to increased anxiety, stress or worry within individual families and communities.
The impact of COVID-19 on mental health and wellbeing may also extend to those who experience quarantine or self-isolation.
To support the community during this period the Life in Mind team at Everymind has worked with the suicide prevention and mental health sectors, and in collaboration with the National Mental Health Commission to provide a comprehensive list of resources to support those affected.
Support information and resources
Select from the categories below:
Information and resources from Government departments and organisations.
Information and resources from leading mental health organisations and initiatives.
Information and resources to support young people during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Online forums and support groups hosted by leading mental health and suicide prevention organisations.
Information and resources to support those with lived experience of suicide, and those bereaved by suicide.
Information and resources to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Information and resources to support culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
Resources to support media professionals who have been covering COVID-19 and its impacts.
Information on coronavirus (COVID-19)
Australian Government National Coronavirus Helpline: 1800 020 080
Available 24/7 for people seeking information about COVID-19.
National crisis support numbers for individuals and communities
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
Kids Help Line: 1800 551 800
Mensline Australia: 1300 78 99 78
Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636
GriefLine: 1300 845 745