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Maintaining your mental health - support resources.

No one would deny that 2020 has been a very tough year.  While the instances of COVID-19 have thankfully decreased in Queensland, the mental, emotional and financial toll it has taken on many in our community will continue to be felt for some time.  

To do our part to support our community,  we thought that we would share some useful resources for those seeking mental health support for either yourself, your child or a loved one during this time.

Of course, if you need immediate support, please do reach out to us.  We are always here to lend an ear and can point you in the right direction to get the support you may require, including mental health plan assessments if required.

Black Dog Institute

Black Dog Institute is a medical research institute in Australia that investigates mental health across the lifespan, with the aim of creating a mentally healthier world for everyone.

They do this through ‘translational’ research. Integrating their research studies, education programs, digital tools and apps, clinical services, and public resources to discover new solutions, foster connections and create real-world change.

Below are a few links that we felt might be useful:

Working from home: A checklist to support your mental health

Coronavirus – Reassuring your child about the unknown

The Blackdog Institute Online Free Mental Health Assessment Tool

eMHprac – E Mental Health in Practice

eMHPrac has compiled a directory of Australian, evidence-based, free (or low-cost), publicly funded digital mental health programs and resources, ranging from apps, to crisis helplines, to self-guided online programs. 

Browse their online support directory

Fact Sheet – Managing your mental health online during COVID-19 Fact Sheet – link to PDF

Beyond Blue – Healthy Families

Healthy Families is all about giving you the information, knowledge and confidence to support the young people in your life – whether you’re a parent, guardian, grandparent, a favourite uncle or an awesome auntie. We’re also here to help you take care of your own mental health and wellbeing, especially if you’re a new parent or about to become one.

Mental Health – what to look for in children 1 – 5

Dad Stress Test

World Health Organisation
Below are links to a number of resources provided by the World Health Organisation to help you manage your mental health during the pandemic.

Looking after our mental health

Free e-Book for children about COVID – My Hero is You 

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