Links & Resources

COVID-19 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

https://​www​.health​.gov​.au/​n​e​w​s​/​h​e​a​l​t​h​-​a​l​e​r​t​s​/​n​o​v​e​l​-​c​o​r​o​n​a​v​i​r​u​s​-​2019​-​n​c​o​v​-​h​e​a​l​t​h​-​alert

Call the Coro­n­avirus Infor­ma­tion Line for infor­ma­tion on Covid-19. It’s avail­able 247

1800 020 080

Social dis­tanc­ing

Infor­ma­tion on social distancing

https://​www​.health​.gov​.au/​n​e​w​s​/​h​e​a​l​t​h​-​a​l​e​r​t​s​/​n​o​v​e​l​-​c​o​r​o​n​a​v​i​r​u​s​-​2019​-​n​c​o​v​-​h​e​a​l​t​h​-​a​l​e​r​t​/​h​o​w​-​t​o​-​p​r​o​t​e​c​t​-​y​o​u​r​s​e​l​f​-​a​n​d​-​o​t​h​e​r​s​-​f​r​o​m​-​c​o​r​o​n​a​v​i​r​u​s​-​c​o​v​i​d​-​19​/​s​o​c​i​a​l​-​d​i​s​t​a​n​c​i​n​g​-​f​o​r​-​c​o​r​o​n​a​v​i​r​u​s​-​c​o​v​id-19

DV

1800Respect has infor­ma­tion and sup­port if you or some­one you are con­cerned about are affect­ed by DV

https://​www​.1800re​spect​.org​.au/​h​e​l​p​-​a​n​d​-​s​u​p​p​o​r​t​/​s​e​l​f​-​i​s​o​l​a​t​i​o​n​-​a​n​d​-​c​o​v​id-19

Ser­vices Australia

Ser­vices Aus­tralia has infor­ma­tion on pay­ments you can access if you have been affect­ed by COVID-19

https://​www​.ser​vice​saus​tralia​.gov​.au/​i​n​d​i​v​i​d​u​a​l​s​/​s​u​b​j​e​c​t​s​/​a​f​f​e​c​t​e​d​-​c​o​r​o​n​a​v​i​r​u​s​-​c​o​v​id-19

Men­tal Health

Head to Health has tips and infor­ma­tion for sup­port­ing your men­tal health dur­ing the COVID 19 outbreak

https://​head​to​health​.gov​.au/​c​o​v​i​d​-​19​-​s​u​p​p​o​r​t​/​c​o​v​id-19

Mind­ful­ness

Thrive Inside is a spe­cial pro­gram to help you stay psy­cho­log­i­cal­ly healthy while you’re spend­ing extend­ed peri­ods of time at home.

https://​www​.smil​ing​mind​.com​.au/​t​h​r​i​v​e​-​i​nside

Sleep

The Sleep Health Foun­da­tion has ideas for get­ting good sleep in a stress­ful time

https://​www​.sleep​health​foun​da​tion​.org​.au/​g​e​t​t​i​n​g​-​g​o​o​d​-​s​l​e​e​p​-​d​u​r​i​n​g​-​t​h​e​-​c​o​v​i​d​-​19​-​p​a​n​d​e​m​i​c​.html

Hand­wash­ing

Won­der­ing if you’re wash­ing your hands correctly?

https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/reports/clinical%20guidelines/ch55g-how-wash-hands-poster.pdf

Social dis­tanc­ing for children

The Wig­gles have released a song to help explain social dis­tanc­ing to children

https://​www​.youtube​.com/​w​a​t​c​h​?​v​=​j​U​m​S​i​L​XesKI

Talk­ing to kids around COVID 19

Unicef have tips on how to talk to your child about COVID 19

https://​www​.unicef​.org/​c​o​r​o​n​a​v​i​r​u​s​/​h​o​w​-​t​a​l​k​-​y​o​u​r​-​c​h​i​l​d​-​a​b​o​u​t​-​c​o​r​o​n​a​v​i​r​u​s​-​c​o​v​id-19

Playschool have released an episode to help explain COVID-19 to kids

https://​www​.abc​.net​.au/​a​b​c​k​i​d​s​/​s​h​o​w​s​/​p​l​a​y​-​s​c​h​o​o​l​/​c​o​v​i​d​-​19​/​12114308

Sun­shine Behav­iour­al Health

https://www.sunshinebehavioral…