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Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

Beyond Blue recognises and understands the feelings of anxiety, distress and concern many people may be experiencing in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and offers the following wellbeing advice.

  • Try to maintain perspective
  • 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
  • Managing your mental health while in self-isolation or quarantine 

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If you need to talk to someone about your wellbeing, please contact:

ACCESS EAP................................1800 818 728
Beyond Blue.................................1300 22 4636
Lifeline (24hrs).............................13 11 14
NQ Connect (24hrs)....................1300 059 625
Cairns Acute Care Team............1300 642 253
DV Connect (24hrs).....................1800 811 811
Child Safety Regional Intake......1800 177 135

Gratitude Message of the day

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
- Mark Twain



Videos & Other Resources

Former Monk Jay Shetty On Coronavirus Stress: Find Things That Bring You Joy On the Today Show

Jay Shetty, a former monk turned social media star, joins TODAY with advice on how to manage stress while maintaining social distance during the coronavirus outbreak. He says that if you are alone, “find one thing each day that brings you joy” and says to surround yourself with pleasing sights, sounds and scents. He also takes Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie through a meditation breathing exercise.

Music In Isolation - 'Every Little Cell'

by Allison Davies - Registered Music Therapist 

This video is for children (of any age). 

Melody activates the limbic system allowing us to feel, experience and move our emotions through us. An essential process for anyone experiencing uncertainly, anxiety, grief or fear.

> Read more under the video.

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