Mental health and resilience resources
With social distancing, isolation from family and friends, and the sudden and abrupt changes to people’s work arrangements, there has been a profound impact on many people’s mental health. As Australia and New Zealand slowly emerge from COVID-19 the ASA is providing members with mental health resources to provide you with some resilience during these difficult times.
Below are a number of practical guides that you, or family may wish to explore.
Online resources and support
Google ‘mentemia’ in either NZ or Australia for an excellent local guide
- WEBINAR – Mental Health and Wellbeing during Covid-19 | Dr Bec Jackson. This webinar identifys mental health implications of COVID-19 for front line health professionals.
- BLACK DOG INSTITUTE Settling the Mind: Mental health and Coronavirus webinar series
- MELON is an outstanding NZ government app to help with mental health during Covid-19
- BEYOND BLUE have a whole section devoted to COVID-19 coping mechanisms
- THE LOWDOWN is a direct and devoted resource to depression and anxiety in NZ
- THIS WAY UP Staying on Track Resource Pack UNSW & St Vincent's Hospital
- HEADSPACE Mindfulness for your everyday life
Australian crisis hotlines
- LIFELINE | 13 11 14 – www.lifeline.org.au – A crisis support and suicide prevention service for all Australians
- SUICIDE CALL BACK SERVICE | 1300 659 467 – www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au – A free service for people who are suicidal, caring for someone who is suicidal, bereaved by suicide or are health professionals supporting people affected by suicide Australia wide
New Zealand crisis hotlines
- LIFELINE | 0800 543 354 (0800 LIFELINE) or free text 4357 (HELP)
- SUICIDE CRISIS HELPLINE | 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)
- HEALTHLINE | 0800 611 116
- SAMARITANS | 0800 726 666