Info re COVID-19 - Mental Health & Wellbeing
If you have cold or flu like symptoms, such as a cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath or runny nose, even if these are mild, you should get tested for COVID-19 ASAP and stay at home until you receive a negative result. Please do not attend a medical service without ringing ahead to ensure appropriate COVID-safe arrangements can be made.
Testing at public COVID-19 clinics is free, quick and easy. No Medicare card is required. Most people in NSW receive their test results within 24 hours.
Good Neighbour Program
Blue Mountains City Council and Penrith City Council have introduced this program to help you maintain or build new connections with your neighbours, and even make a few friendships along the way.
Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service
Beyond Blue - Youth
Supporting educators, children and young people
Black Dog Institute
myCompass - a free self-help program for depression, anxiety and stress.
Embrace Multicultural Mental Health
Multilingual information about mental health
Mental Health Australia
Mental Health Australia has launched a new social awareness and connection campaign to promote positive mental health and wellbeing during this time of physical distancing and heightened anxiety in our community. The best way to follow the campaign is via social media using the hashtag #LookAfterYourMentalHealthAustralia.
Phoenix Australia - COVID-19 Mental Health Resources
Transcultural Mental Health Centre - COVID-19 Information resources
Please note: The details of the support outlined above may change at short notice due to the unfolding COVID-19 situation.