We are aiming at a holistic program of support and promotion in the coming months, we encourage you to link up with us across all mediums and utilise the broad range of services and opportunities that will be on offer.
- VicHealth: How to look after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak HERE
- Emerging Minds: Supporting children during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak HERE
- Life in Mind: Coronavirus mental health support HERE
- Beyond Blue: How to look after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak HERE
- Smiling Mind: Thrive Inside HERE
- Sleep Health Foundation: Fact Sheets HERE
- Potential Psychology Blog: Keeping well, focused and productive when you’re stressed and anxious HERE
- Black Dog Institute: Working from home - A checklist to support your mental health during Coronavirus HERE
FROM OUR MEMBERS
Many of our members are creating videos and content across social media providing free at home workouts, meditations, Pilates & yoga for your wellbeing...
Fernwood Fitness / Snap Fitness / Oasis Ballarat / Potential Psychology / Eureka Osteo / Sovereign City CrossFit /
+ 30 Minute Facebook Live Bedtime Yin Yoga Session with Lauren from Oasis Studio at Eureka Osteo - 7.30pm Wednesday 8 April
No experience necessary, floor based poses held for 2 – 3 minutes accompanied with breath practices to invite ease and rest in the body. All you need is a yoga mat (or floor), blanket/towel and bolster/block (optional - pillows or rolled up blankets can be substitutes).
+ Live Beginner Mat Pilates Session with Jacqui from Eureka Osteo WATCH HERE
WELLBEING TIPS & TRICKS
- Try to maintain perspective While it is reasonable for people to be concerned about the outbreak of coronavirus, try to remember that medical, scientific and public health experts around the world are working hard to contain the virus, treat those affected and develop a vaccine as quickly as possible.
- Find a healthy balance in relation to media coverage Being exposed to large volumes of negative information can heighten feelings of anxiety. While it’s important to stay informed, you may find it useful to limit your media intake if it is upsetting you or your family.
- Access good quality information It’s important to get accurate information from credible sources such as those listed below. This will also help you maintain perspective and feel more in control.
Australian Government coronavirus (COVID-19) health alert
Health Direct – Coronavirus (COVID-19)
World Health Organization – coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak
- Try to maintain a practical and calm approach Widespread panic can complicate efforts to manage the outbreak effectively. Do your best to stay calm and follow official advice, particularly around observing good hygiene habits.
- Try not to make assumptions To contribute to a sense of community wellbeing, try to remember that the coronavirus can affect anyone regardless of their nationality or ethnicity and remember that those with the disease have not done anything wrong.