Mental health support
  • Last updated:
  • 09 Aug 2022

This page contains a selection of key mental health support options. If you are struggling with your mental health please reach out

 Support resources

 Support for business owners:

 Support for employees:

  • Employee rights and pay
  • Workplace mental health toolkit
  • Improve mental health at work
  • Workplace mental health

Tips for staying mentally healthy

Beyond Blue tips for mental health:

  • Find a healthy balance in relation to media coverage
  • Access good quality information
  • Try to maintain a practical and calm approach
  • Try not to make assumptions
  • Remind yourself that this is a temporary period of isolation to slow the spread of the virus
  • Remember that you are helping others in the community avoid contracting the virus
  • Stay connected with friends, family and colleagues online
  • Connect with others via the Beyond Blue forums thread: Coping during the coronavirus outbreak
  • Engage in healthy activities that you enjoy and find relaxing
  • Keep regular sleep routines and eat healthy foods
  • Try to maintain physical activity
  • Establish routines as best possible and try to view this period as a new experience that can bring health benefits
  • If you are working from home, choose what hours you will work, take regular breaks and, establish a work space
  • Avoid news and social media if you find it distressing.
  • Lifeline - 13 11 14 / Text: 0477 13 11 14 (6pm – midnight AEST, 7 nights)
  • Beyond Blue - 1300 22 4636
  • Kids Helpline - 1800 55 1800
  • MensLine - 1300 78 99 78
  • Suicide Call Back Service - 1300 659 467
  • Emergency - phone 000 for police, ambulance or fire services.

  • ReachOut have online youth forums and online parents forums for COVID-19 offering peer support in safe and established online communities


  • Head To Health has some great tips for staying mentally healthy, such as tips for maintaining good mental health, information on how to access mental health services, information for parents, and how to keep older Australians safe and connected by helping them get established online.

  • The Harvard Business Review has an article on coping with fatigue, fear, and panic during a crisis. Take a look.