COVID-19 has kept us apart from our family, friends, and culture. It has made life hard for many. We feel supported when we stay connected to each other. Head to Health can help you find online and phone support to cope with the feelings that come from being apart.
Health advice for international travel can be found here.
If you have family overseas or interstate, travel closures can bring strong feelings. You could feel isolated and alone. You may also worry about them, their own situation and feel unable to help. You may feel torn between wanting to stay or go back to your home country. If you are not feeling OK, support is available.
Being in our community can help us feel like we belong. Sharing our culture and experiences with each other helps us make friends. If COVID-19 is making you feel alone and apart, there may be other ways to connect.
Head to Health has resources on community and culture.
COVID-19 may stop you from going to your place of worship. That can feel like you are losing an important connection. This can impact your mental health over time.
You might be able to connect with people you know who share your beliefs, such as online services. You may be able to devote a small part of your home to prayer, to help with that spiritual connection. If you are still not feeling OK, Head to Health can help you find the mental health support you need.
Celebrating religious and cultural events is more than respecting beliefs and history. It is also about being together. Not being able to meet can make us feel isolated and disconnected. But, you are not alone. Head to Health can help you find online information or phone support.
You might find online and phone-based mental health resources helpful. Some suggestions are below. You can find more with our Search tool (opens in a new tab).