Community, connection and wellbeing in the time of COVID-19

It’s important to look after your wellbeing and stay connected in safe ways during the pandemic.

Mental health resources

Mental Health Commission – COVID-19 information and resources

Just as we are taking physical precautions such as wearing masks, hand hygiene and social distancing, there are also things we can do to benefit our mental health and wellbeing.

https://www.mhc.wa.gov.au/your-health-and-wellbeing/covid-19/

Healthy WA – COVID-19 and wellbeing

COVID-19 has affected our routines and way of life, which can have an impact on our health and wellbeing. It's important to look after your health while adapting to changes brought about by COVID-19.

https://www.healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Coronavirus/COVID19-health-and-wellbeing

Think Mental Health – Mental Health and COVID-19

These resources explore coping with anxiety, dealing with financial worries, mental health during isolation, talking to children about COVID, staying connected and supports.

https://www.thinkmentalhealthwa.com.au/mental-health-and-covid-19/

Helping Minds – COVID-19 Resources

Resources include online webinars, workshops and groups, tips for mental health during COVID-19, and top tips for carers.

https://helpingminds.org.au/covid-19/

Black Dog Institute – COVID-19: Resources for Stress and Anxiety

Feelings of anxiety are common in the uncertainty of COVID-19. Black Dog Institute’s tools and resources can be accessed by anyone, anywhere to help deal with this stress.

https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/resources-support/coronavirus-resources-for-anxiety-stress/

Community and connection

Activate Mental Health

Activate Mental Health is a dynamic mental health initiative that promotes the importance of community & social connection for positive mental health & wellbeing.

This group hosts online and in-person meetups in central areas of Perth.

https://www.meetup.com/activatemh/events

Befriend

The Befriend Social Network makes it easy to get connected. It’s a community of 12,000 people who host and attend fun social groups all around Perth every month, from picnics down by the river, to singing sea shanties at the pub! It’s a fun and free way to meet new people, get involved in your local community and sweeten your social life.

https://befriend.org.au/

Interruptions to Daily Living Guide

The opening of Western Australia’s borders is causing some concern or anxiety for many people, particularly those who may feel more vulnerable. This guide has been prepared to support older Western Australians who are isolated (by choice or circumstance) and whose normal daily routine has been interrupted.

https://www.cotawa.org.au/seniors-resources/interruptions-to-daily-living-guide/

If you know of any WA organisations providing mental health or community support during COVID-19, please send us an email with the link and we’ll add it to this list – info@hconc.org.au

*Please note that Health Consumers’ Council is not affiliated with the above organisations or websites. We thank them for making this information available for consumers.