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COVID-19 wellbeing support
While for some it might feel like life has gone back to normal since the height of the COVID-19 crisis, we know that for others the mental health impacts will be felt for a long time to come.
If you are struggling, support is available and we are here to help.
We are pleased to offer free wellbeing support and services to individuals in the Townsville, Mount Isa, Charters Towers, Ingham and Palm Island
During your five free sessions our counsellors will help you work through your feelings and provide you with strategies and resources to manage anxiety and distress.
Our lifestyle support workers will work with you to access and reconnect with your community and link you to the services that will support your recovery.
Contact the Mental Health Hub team today so we can connect you to the support you need!
T: 07 4781 2600
Limiting exposure and stopping the spread
There are five ways we can all help stop the spread of viruses
- Clean your hands regularly with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rubs.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or bent elbow when coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your face, nose and mouth. And avoid shaking hands.
- Stay home if you are unwell.
- Practice social distancing, which includes staying 1.5m away from others as much as you can.
Taking care of your mental health
“We know that feelings of anxiety and fear are also developing symptoms of COVID-19,” Ms Burden said.
“As a mental wellbeing organisation, we believe the term ‘social distancing’ engenders actions and feelings in line with isolation and loneliness,” Ms Burden said.
“Now, more than ever, we need to unite as a community to address this unprecedented situation so that we come through to the other side not only physically, but mentally well too.
“The continually changing situation, dire warnings, growth in case numbers, changes to our lifestyle and threats to our livelihoods are hard to comprehend for all of us and potentially triggering for those living with a mental health condition.
“Thankfully, we live in a technological age where instead of a handshake we can reach out via text or phone, a coffee catch-up can be shared via skype or facetime and we encourage everyone to practice ‘social connectivity’ as a way of preserving our mental wellbeing during this tough time.”
If you are concerned for your own general mental wellbeing or someone close to you, please call selectability on 1800 133 123.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis you can call:
- Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
- Lifeline 13 11 14
- Kids Helpline 1800 551 800
- Standby – Support After Suicide 0438 648 268
- or if the situation is life-threatening call triple zero.