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COVID-19 resources – mental health

The COVID-19 pandemic is stressful for the whole community so we have put together some resources, tips and inspiring stories we hope will be helpful as we care for our mental health during this difficult time.

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COVID-19 resources – mental health

Looking after our mental health is an important part of keeping healthy, especially when times are tough. If you, or someone you know, are in danger now please call 000 immediately. Otherwise, you can contact us on 13 78 24 if you would like to access our services.

 

General information about Coronavirus

Need someone to talk to?

Caring for your mental health

Advice for friends, relatives and neighbours

Caring for children

Working from home and keeping mentally healthy

Stay fit and entertained at home

More stories to inspire you

  • Lifeline stories from people who have experienced mental health issues.
  • Collection of personal stories from Beyond Blue.
  • Sane Forums – a space to share and read stories from people experiencing mental health issues and their carers.

Real people ... real stories ... real life

Rick tackles the challenge of quarantine head on

Rick Dean’s three week holiday in the Philippines promised to be the adventure of a lifetime – a big personal challenge and one he was looking forward to at the...

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Journey to independence

Years of domestic abuse eventually led Kylie* to Ruah’s door but, when she arrived, she realised there was another struggle that needed to be conquered before she could fully recover – substance abuse.

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View of life beyond bars

A seven-month stint in prison looked preferable to life on the street until Patrick* discovered the Mental Health Law Centre and life took a turn for the better.

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Collaboration opens doors

Dyson* was facing an uncertain future, with limited independent living options, when his case worker reached out to Ruah.

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Addiction out of the box

It took an out-of-the-box solution to help aspiring singer-songwriter Jane get her life back on track after a lifetime of chronic addiction.

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Back from breaking point

A lifetime of mental illness and multiple traumas including child sexual abuse and, later, the death of a young son brought Gabrielle to breaking point. A referral to Ruah brought her back to life.

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