Carer wellbeing

If you aren’t familiar with the Carer Gateway, there are specific resources to help you with stress and anxiety. Carers can join chat forums on the Carers Australia website or the Young Carers Network website.

If you need someone to talk to you can ring the Carer Gateway on 1800 422 737; they can refer you to carer specific supports.

Alternatively, if your mental health is suffering, you can ring Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Kids Help Line on 1800 55 1800. Young adults between the ages of 12-25 can visit Headspace for youth targeted mental health resources.

Parents with children

Limit screen time – it’s easy to feel worried and that you have to stay connected to the news for updates, but social media and the internet are not reliable and can give you the wrong information. The best source of information is from the Australian Government and your state or territory government, as well as reputable media sources such as the ABC or SBS. A good place for primary school children to learn about Coronavirus in a safe, age appropriate space is Behind The News.