COVID-19 Update. We are here.

OzHelp’s face-to-face training and support programs have transitioned to online delivery during the COVID-19 outbreak.

As daily life continues to change under the current circumstances, it’s important that we all take a proactive approach to mental health and wellbeing.

Now is the time to ensure that appropriate and well-timed supports are in place as we seek to look after ourselves and take care of each other.

OzHelp is committed to continuing to support workers during the challenging conditions facing us.

For more information about our services, please call 02 6251 4166.

For support, please call: 1300 694 357.

Support during COVID-19

OzHelp is committed to supporting you and your workplace through times of challenge, including this one. The following services are available:

We are here to help. Our support services remain available through telephone and video conferencing. You can catch a support worker during business hours or schedule an appointment for a counselling session.

Call: 1300 694 357 (9am- 5pm Mon – Fri, AEST)

Crisis Support Lines:

  • Lifeline 13 11 14,  24 hours a day, 7 days a week
    Lifeline Text 0477 13 11 14  6pm – midnight (AEDT), 7 nights a week
    Kids Helpline – for children that may need support 1800 55 1800 https://kidshelpline.com.au
    Beyond Blue – 1300 22 4636 https://beyondblue.org.au

Topic: Looking after yourself during uncertain times.

This 30 minute interactive talk is hosted by an OzHelp Wellbeing Support Officer and provides:

  • reassurance that at the moment, feelings of anxiety or worry are okay,
  • simple tips and routines to help people stay well,
  • a reminder about OzHelp’s wellbeing support line and national crisis support agencies,
  • a face to screen connection with a person, not a program.

Participants can log in from one location as a group, or through individual links from the comfort of their own home, or remote location. The session is suited for up to 6 participants at a time. Managers and HR Managers are encouraged to join too.

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How can we help? Contact us to discuss programs of support for your people. Regular counselling sessions, health screening and ongoing support calls can be arranged. Reach out to us for more information.

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Resources

The COVID-19 outbreak may generate a range of impacts including increased anxiety, stress or worry within individual families and communities. We have provided the following resources to help encourage a focus on mental health and wellbeing during uncertain times.

Looking after your mental health during the Covid-19 outbreak

Visit Beyond Blue

If you’re trying to improve your own mental health, or support somebody else with mental health issues, Head to Health provides links to trusted Australian online and phone supports, resources and treatment options.

Visit Head to Heath 

Evidence-based tools and resources for you and your community with anxiety, stress and mental wellbeing to help settle the mind.

Visit Black Dog Institute

Information for both individuals and organisations who are affected by Covid-19

Visit site

Media Updates

OzHelp recognises that this is a challenging time and we understand that feelings of anxiety and concern will be present. To help maintain perspective and feel more in control it is important to stay up to date with accurate and credible information such as those listed below:

World Health Organization

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak

Australian Government Department of Health 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) health alert

Australian Government Department of Health

News and Media Alerts

Contact OzHelp

Let’s discuss how we can support your people through this challenging time.

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