Mental health and wellbeing during the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak

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The outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19 has impacted people in varying ways on an international scale. It is understandable that during times like this, people may be feeling afraid, worried, anxious and overwhelmed by the constantly changing alerts and media coverage regarding the spread of the virus.

While it is important to stay informed, the following are some mental health and wellbeing tips and strategies to continue looking after ourselves and each other during these difficult times.

We would like to reassure Australians that the Lifeline telephone, text and webchat services will continue as normal throughout the COVID-19 crisis. To contact Lifeline:


Phone: 13 11 14 (24 hours/7 days)
Text: 0477 13 11 14 (6pm – midnight AEDT, 7 nights)
Chat online: https://www.lifeline.org.au/crisis-chat (7pm – midnight, 7 nights)