Tough times often lead to stronger community connections and it’s heartening to see communities come together to support one another.
If you’re looking for a way to help your local community during this time, in particular those who may be isolated due to COVID-19, here are some things you can do:
- Download, print, add your details and distribute this flyer to offer help to your neighbours. Only offer to help as much as you can, you need to keep yourself well too.
- Write a letter to someone – it might be an elderly relative, a friend self-isolating, or just a message of joy to people in your community.
- You don’t have to go it alone. Hard times often take an emotional toll, and talking to someone may make a difference. Here’s some of the organisations you can speak to:
Beyond Blue – Trained mental health professionals 24/7. Call 1300 22 4636 or visit beyondblue.org.au.
Lifeline – Trained professionals providing 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention. Call 13 11 14 or visit lifeline.org.au.
Kids Helpline – 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25. Call 1800 55 1800 or visit kidshelpline.com.au.
- Follow World Health Organisation guidelines around hand hygiene, keep a distance of 1.5m from others and don’t offer to help if you believe you're unwell.
- For the latest health information visit the Department of Health website.