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#InThisTogether: Supporting our mental health during Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Practical tips to stay connected and mentally well during this challenging time.

Together with mental health organisations, experts and leaders, the Commission has developed #InThisTogether – a national conversation sharing practical tips online to support the mental health and wellbeing of Australians during COVID-19.

About #InThisTogether

We are facing an extraordinary time – with many of us feeling unsettled and uncertain as we stay in our homes to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Right now, our mental health is just as important as our physical health. While we need to distance ourselves physically, it is more important than ever that we stay socially and emotionally connected with family, friends, neighbours and our communities.

That is why we have launched #InThisTogether - a collection of simple and practical tips to support Australians’ mental wellbeing.

We will all need a little extra support during this time, so let’s be kind, stay connected, check in with each other, and seek professional support when we need it.

Watch and Share

We encourage you to embrace the global call of #InThisTogether and join the national online conversation by watching, following and sharing the practical tips.

Together, we can create strong, connected communities while maintaining physical distance. We are #InThisTogether.

Watch and share the #InThisTogether video series of tips

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Need support?

We encourage you to check in with yourself and others during this challenging time, and seek support when you need it. If you need to talk, these free support lines are here to listen 24/7:

Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Line - 1800 512 348
Lifeline - 13 11 14
Kids Helpline - 1800 55 1800
Beyond Blue - 1300 22 4636

Visit www.coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au for online mental wellbeing and support resources and discussion forums.
Or visit www.headtohealth.gov.au the digital mental health portal for more resources and support options.  

Thank You

We would like to give a special thank you to the following organisations and representatives for their contribution to the #InThisTogether conversation.

Georgie Harman CEO, Beyond Blue
John Brogden AM Chairman, Lifeline
Ian Thorpe AM Patron and Board Member, Reachout
Benjamin Law Ambassador, Reachout
Chantel Bakac Youth Ambassador, headspace
Sam Mac Ambassador, RUOK?
Prof. Pat McGorry AO Executive Director, Orygen
Prof Helen Christensen AO Director, Black Dog Institute
Osher Günsberg Patron, SANE Australia
Prof Ian Hickie AM Director, The Brain and Mind Centre
The Hon. Greg Hunt Minister for Health
Christine Morgan CEO, National Mental Health Commission
Dr Mark Wenitong Public Health Medical Advisor, Apunipima Cape York Health Council
Lucy Brogden AM Chair, National Mental Health Commission
Jack Heath CEO, SANE Australia
Addie Wootten CEO, Smiling Mind

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Commission acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands throughout Australia.
We pay our respects to their clans, and to the elders, past present and emerging, and acknowledge their continuing connection to land, sea and community.

Diversity

The Commission is committed to embracing diversity and eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of health services. The Commission welcomes all people irrespective of ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Lived Experience

We acknowledge the individual and collective contributions of those with a lived and living experience of mental ill-health and suicide, and those who love, have loved and care for them. Each person’s journey is unique and a valued contribution to Australia’s commitment to mental health suicide prevention systems reform.