National campaign launched to enhance community support during Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Posted 16th August 2020 in General

The National Mental Health Commission has today launched the #GettingThroughThisTogether campaign aimed at encouraging the community to support each other’s mental health and wellbeing during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The #GettingThroughThisTogether campaign focuses on addressing the continued impact of COVID-19 and provides information and resource links to practical mental health, social and financial support from leading organisations. 

The campaign calls on the community to support each other’s mental health and wellbeing during the current pandemic. 

Everymind Acting Program Manager, Sara Bartlett, who oversees the Life in Mind and Mindframe initiatives, said it was important to understand the ongoing effect that COVID-19 continues to have on Australians.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented and we know it is having an impact on communities,” Ms Bartlett said.

“This is why it is important that those who are feeling vulnerable are encouraged to seek support easily. 

“Everyone has a role to play in supporting the most vulnerable members of our community and this campaign provides important resources to help those who need it most.”

The campaign follows on from the first #InThisTogether campaign, which was launched in March 2020 to address the initial impact of COVID-19 on the wider population. 

#GettingThroughThisTogether campaign tips include: 

  • It’s OK to leave: Support and resources for those experiencing domestic violence.
  • Caring for yourself helps you care for others: Parents or carers need to remember to look after your own wellbeing.
  • Financial stress is real stress: Free support services for those feeling worried and overwhelmed. 
  • Make a routine that works for you
  • Your support can make a difference: Check in on others, even if you think they are OK.

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