The Tasmanian Government’s first priority is the safety and security of Tasmanians, that’s why today we’ve announced the largest Social and Economic support package in our state’s history.
This includes $4 million to support those experiencing mental health difficulties as a result of the challenges associated with coronavirus such as:
It is completely normal for people to feel anxious and uncertain when there is an outbreak of an infectious disease like COVID-19, as it is having a significant impact on the lives of all Tasmanians.
That’s why staying mentally healthy and taking care of yourself and your family is so important.
This includes maintaining your normal daily routine as much as possible; talking to your family and friends; engaging in activities and hobbies that are safe and secure; and limiting alcohol.
Using trusted media outlets to get information can help you and your family manage emotional distress and help keep your spirits up.
If you notice a change in the way that you or others around you are thinking and feeling, or you feel that you are not coping, then it is important to talk to a health professional.
You can access a range of telephone and online based supports through:
Tasmanians experiencing significant mental health problems can contact the Mental Health Services Helpline on 1800 332 388 for more immediate support, and in an emergency call 000.