While rates of community transmission in Australia are low, recent outbreaks of COVID-19 across Australia highlight the need to maintain vigilance and keep up to date with relevant information.
We are acutely aware that the virus continues to be a particular concern for carers of people with disability, chronic illness, mental illness or disorder, terminal illness or who are aged, all of whom are particularly vulnerable to the most severe consequences of the virus and changes to social interaction which have accompanied it. They have faced increased day-to-day challenges, including financial challenges.
In this section, you’ll find advice for carers on a range of topics, including:
- Official Information
- Caring Advice
- Aged Care
- Disability Support
- Social Security and Other Forms of Government Assistance
It is important to look after your mental health during COVID-19, even though there is now a vaccine. The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly changed the way we live. To help keep us safe, it is likely that our lives will be different for a while. Being aware of how you’re feeling and knowing what you can do to look after your mental wellbeing is an important part of staying healthy during this challenging time.
If you need help right now, it is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, anywhere in Australia.
Beyond Blue Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service
Hotline – 1800 512 348
Other useful websites include: