Transcript of Looking after your mental health during COVID-19

How to look after your mental health during COVID-19.

COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, is a virus that has made lots of people sick all around the world.

A virus is an illness or disease that can spread easily from one person to another person.

Many people are worried about COVID-19. It can make people scared or upset.

It’s ok to be worried about COVID-19.

Here are some ways to look after your mental health if you are worried about COVID-19.

Talking to someone can help your mental health. You can talk to someone that you trust like a friend, family member, carer, support worker or a doctor. You can also keep in touch with them by phone, through social media or video calls too.

It’s important to also eat healthy food, be active, get a good night’s sleep, breathe slowly and calmly and take the time to think about good things every day.

If you still feel worried about COVID-19 you can talk to a doctor, carer or family member about getting some help with this.

You can also find more information on the NSW Health website, or by calling the National Coronavirus Helpline or the Disability Information Helpline.

If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can also call the National Relay Service.

Current as at: Friday 21 August 2020
Contact page owner: Health Protection NSW