Life in COVID-19

The pandemic has brought change for us all, and it’s clear that it has also affected Australia’s mental health. To look after yourself during the pandemic, we have gathered some helpful resources.

Experiencing some of these symptoms? Read about why you might be feeling this way and how to find support: 

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    COVID19 – calming and coping

    Across Australia people are feeling anxious - which is a completely normal reaction to the uncertainty we are facing around the impacts of COVID-19. Importantly, as long as this anxiety doesn't become overwhelming, it can be channelled into positive actions to help us cope and maintain our wellbeing.
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    COVID19 – adjusting and adapting

    COVID-19 has changed our lives in ways we could never have imagined at the start of this year. Adapting to new environments, however, is nothing new for military personnel and families.
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    Talking to children about COVID-19

    It's natural to try and protect children from any stress or anxiety they may experience due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this doesn’t mean we should avoid talking to them about how they may be feeling at this time.
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    Self-help resources

    Head to health COVID-19 support

    Head to Health is committed to providing Australians with trusted information and digital supports to help support everyone's mental health and wellbeing during this pandemic.

    See: Head to health


Stay informed with reliable and up-to-date information:

Current information by state: 

Get Support

Open Arms has a range of specialised services to provide the support and care you need.

If you feel like you're struggling, it can help to talk to someone. Call us anytime - 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To speak to someone anonymously, call Safe Zone Support.

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    Self-help tools

    These tools provide practical information and exercises for those affected by mental health or trauma to help improve wellbeing.
  • Treatment programs and workshops

    Open Arms offers group treatment programs and educational workshops, relationship retreats, and suicide prevention workshops.
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    Crisis accommodation

    Open Arms Crisis Accommodation Program aims to provide crisis ‘time-out’ accommodation. Providing time to alleviate a crisis situation such as a potentially conflicting domestic situation or immediate housing crisis.