Keep Your Spirit Strong

COVID-19 social and emotional wellbeing resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

During the recent period, a lot of us have faced challenges that had significant impact on our mental health. This includes separation from family and friends, facing financial uncertainty or job losses, or not being able to conduct ceremonies in the ways they have always been practised.

To highlight the importance of mental health and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ social and emotional wellbeing, the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care has developed a suite of resources.

The Keep Your Spirit Strong communications project aims to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to prioritise their social and emotional wellbeing.

This project recognises and acknowledges the holistic view of health that encompasses Country, family, kinship networks, spirituality and many other domains of life.

Resources including video animations, social content and images, and case studies are available here.

Head to Health also has information and resources on supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.