COVID-19 is still affecting our lives in many ways. While restrictions have eased, we may feel hesitant about returning to ‘normal life’. After staying home and isolating or following other restrictions to slow the spread of the virus, we may feel less connected to others in our community or be working through other challenges.
With uncertainty about the future, it is understandable to feel distressed and anxious. This is natural. If these feelings are interfering with your daily routine, or if you feel overwhelmed, it is important to ask for help. Encourage friends and family to seek assistance too, if needed.
It is important to talk to someone about how you are feeling by:
The Mental Health & Wellbeing Hubs are available to Victorians of all ages who have any mental health or wellbeing concerns.
You do not need a referral from a GP or health professional to access support through a Mental Health & Wellbeing Hub.
If you wish to call on behalf of someone else, you will need their consent. You can then call 1300 375 330 and call on their behalf.
Do you, or someone you know need a little extra support right now? This is a challenging time for many people in our community and this list of mental health support services are available in our region.
If your situation is an emergency please contact 000 for support.