Links & Resources
Being a first responder can be tough at the best of times, at the moment the COVID-19 situation is changing the way we respond and interact on a daily if not sometimes hourly basis.
Now more than ever it’s a time to work together as a team and support each other, if you or someone you know is struggling don’t be afraid to reach out for help. We’ve put together a list of resources and websites to help guide you through the current pandemic.
We’re all in this together.
Up to date information
The Department of Health has the most up to date information about the COVID 19 outbreak
Call the Coronavirus Information Line for information on Covid-19. It’s available 24⁄7
Information on social distancing
1800Respect has information and support if you or someone you are concerned about are affected by DV
Services Australia has information on payments you can access if you have been affected by COVID-19
Head to Health has tips and information for supporting your mental health during the COVID 19 outbreak
Thrive Inside is a special program to help you stay psychologically healthy while you’re spending extended periods of time at home.
The Sleep Health Foundation has ideas for getting good sleep in a stressful time
Wondering if you’re washing your hands correctly?
Social distancing for children
The Wiggles have released a song to help explain social distancing to children
Talking to kids around COVID 19
Unicef have tips on how to talk to your child about COVID 19
Playschool have released an episode to help explain COVID-19 to kids
Sunshine Behavioural Health