Are You Struggling in Lockdown? Then It's Time To Activate Your Support Network

Student Wellbeing • 19 July 2021

Activating Your Support Network

Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed?  These experiences create challenging times with many people often describe as fearful, anxious and overwhelmed. If you find your worries and mood are spiralling, it is really important to lean on your support network.

  • Reach out to family and friends to share how you are feeling and establish regular contact times online or by phone
  • Connect with others who are experiencing similar issues, in a safe and understanding place such as the Beyond Blue online forums.
  • Book an appointment with your GP even if you can’t see them face-to-face. Many phone and online appointments are now covered by Medicare. Your GP can help manage your mental health by providing a mental health plan and referral, of up to 10 subsidised sessions, to a psychologist or mental health social worker
  • If you are already linked in with a mental health professional, plan ahead and book regular sessions with them for the next few weeks.
  • Start with a phone call to the Beyond Blue, a mental health service, which can be accessed 24/7 on 1300 22 4636 for counselling and further information and support
  • Visit the Head to Health Website for resources about maintaining good mental health and accessing mental health services
  • Book a free telephone counselling appointment with Student Wellbeing for confidential advice, guidance and support. You can make an appointment by calling 9564 1649 or email studentwellbeing@holmesglen.edu.au

Link for further information: https://coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au/managing-my-daily-life/no-support-network/how-to-activate-your-support-network.html &
https://headtohealth.gov.au/