As the situation relating to COVID-19 unfolds, including news reports, travel restrictions, and concerns for your own and your loved ones’ health – people can experience a wide range of thoughts, feelings and reactions. Feelings of stress and anxiety in a situation like this are understandable but can be quite unpleasant to deal with. We have compiled a few tips to help alleviate these feelings and help you to feel a little calmer.
Talking to a professional can be a particularly helpful option, Beyond Blue offers free advice over the phone, you can contact Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636.
It can be helpful to remember that we normally have a greater capacity to manage hard times than we think we do. By looking out for one another and ourselves we can try our best to minimise the impact of this event on our physical and mental health.