The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly changed the way we live. To help keep us safe, it is likely that our lives will be different for a while.⠀

When we aren't able to see our friends and family regularly, it can be harder to keep on top of how we're feeling, especially for those who are already sick or isolated. ⠀

Here are a few tips to keep you staying healthy while in isolation:⠀

  • Stick to a routine - Having structure in your day gives you a sense of stability and peace of mind.

  • Get a daily dose of fresh air - Getting out of the house will make you feel better and reduce cabin fever.⠀

  • Eat healthy food - Avoid unnecessary snacking which is easy to do when you're at home. Fresh fruit and vegetable and home cooking will help with mood and overall health.⠀

  • Limit your alcohol intake - It is easy to increase alcohol consumption at this time, though its a good time to reduce intake.⠀

  • Stay in touch with friends and family - Pick up the phone, video call friends or family and stay in touch online.⠀

  • Have fun - Do things indoors that your enjoy.

  • Healthy balance of news - Keep informed but also a have a break from the constant flow of information.⠀

  • Seek medical attention if needed - Keep up to date with your medical checkups and seek further attention if required.⠀

Being aware of how you're feeling and knowing what you can do to look after your mental well being is an important part of staying healthy during this challenging time.⠀

If you need help right now, it is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, anywhere in Australia from organisations like Lifeline (131 114), Beyond Blue (1800 512 348), Kids Help Line (1800 551 800). There are also translating services available as well to support all of our community (131 450).⠀

Please reach out. ⠀