The impact of the COVID-19 virus has created many challenges for families. You could be struggling with remote learning. You could be living too close to one another, or too far away. Stress and tension could rise to abuse and violence. If you need help, we can help you find online or phone mental health support.
While teachers have worked hard to make remote learning possible, it has been challenging. It can be hard to get support or resources. If you are new to Australia, or if English is not your first language, there can be extra challenges.
Talking to the school to see if they can help is a good first step. If you or your family’s situation is causing you frustration or stress, there are people you can talk to.
Many offices and public areas look empty right now, but your home may be very crowded! Personal space issues can be stressful for everyone. If you are unable to leave where you are, it could lead to greater stress.
While we need to stop the disease from spreading, it’s important to take care of your mental health too. If a crowded house is making you frustrated, support is available.
The COVID-19 situation in every country is different. If you have family overseas, they may be in a problem region and unable to leave. You may worry about them and feel unable to help. If you are feeling concerned, distressed, or anxious, we can help you find support.
The coronavirus outbreak has been a stressful time for many people. It can cause emotions like stress, worry, anxiety, and feeling low. It is normal to feel this way but abuse or violence should not be tolerated.
If you are concerned for your safety or someone else’s, go here.
If you have experienced or witnessed abuse, you can report it.
If you are safe, but abuse has left you distressed, ashamed, anxious, or depressed, we can help you find 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).