Young Australian may be feeling the pressure during this time. This may be for any number of reasons:
- increased stress at work and home
- financial management and budgeting
- loss of income or reduced hours
- closure of schools and universities
- feelings of isolation from their social groups, especially sport and leisure activities
- fear of missing out
ReachOut – Online Youth Mental Service
ReachOut, Australia’s leading online youth mental health service, is providing free support to young Australians during the COVID-19 outbreak to help them stay well when it comes to their mental health.
Available 24/7 online, ReachOut’s new dedicated resources give young people practical tips about looking after their wellbeing during these unprecedented times.
In addition, ReachOut’s online youth forums continue to offer peer support in safe and established online communities. Young people are currently using this online space to connect and share stories about how they are feeling, share tips for staying well and support those struggling with their mental health during these unsettling times.
Links to ReachOut COVID-19 special resources and forums
Australian Government’s official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Mental Health Information and Support webpage
“We encourage you to check in with yourself and others and stay emotionally and socially connected, especially to those that are self-isolating.” https://www.mentalhealthcommission.gov.au/News/2020/March/COVID19-Mental-Health-Information