#GettingThroughThisTogether Community


0:00 dealing with this pandemic isn't easy

0:01 for anyone

0:03 it's important to play your part make

0:06 sure others are okay

0:08 even if they seem they're okay they may

0:10 not be

0:11 helping others helps me can help you too

0:15 but your support can make a difference

0:18 don't wait for others to reach out let's

0:21 reach in

0:22 as a mum of three looking after the kids

0:24 during covert has been hard

0:26 but we can't forget about ourselves i

0:28 realize the importance of looking after

0:30 myself both physically and mentally

0:32 so that i can care for others because my

0:34 family

0:35 depend on me during covert many of us

0:39 are drinking more

0:41 we might think it helps us to switch off

0:43 to escape all that negative stuff

0:45 but it can become one of those negatives

0:48 alcohol is no substitute for real

0:50 support from family

0:52 friends or a support worker it's better

0:55 not to bottle up your feelings

1:00 if you're worried about money you're not

1:01 alone there's free support to assist you

1:04 through your financial stress

1:06 we can discuss options with you and

1:08 provide help and advice about how to

1:10 manage your financial situation

1:16 with union work i had a routine i knew

1:19 what i was doing and where i had to be

1:21 now with kovid it's hard but i find that

1:24 a little structure in my day helps

1:26 so i try to plan activities that don't

1:28 involve screen time

1:30 like cooking we know isolation can make

1:33 things worse

1:34 for those experiencing controlling or

1:36 abusive situations at home

1:38 but there's no place for domestic

1:40 violence there

1:41 is however a safe place for you to stay

1:45 we're here to help you today

1:51 we know our fitness motivation may have

1:53 wavered a little since march

1:55 but don't underestimate the value in a

1:57 little activity

1:58 to get a spring in your step and clarity

2:00 in your mind

2:03 keeping active can help switch your mind

2:06 off

2:09 there is so much uncertainty right now

2:11 with how we work and do business

2:13 as a business owner there is a lot of

2:15 financial stress right now

2:16 on my business and me personally as well

2:19 the business needs a lot of focus

2:21 and i can't forget myself in the process

2:24 so i have found a lot of free support

2:25 right now to help me during this time

2:28 the uncertainty and disruption covert 19

2:32 is causing to all our lives can take a

2:34 toll

2:35 on your mental health and well-being

2:38 it's impacting all of us

2:39 in all different ways it's particularly

2:42 hard

2:43 for those of us who are living through

2:44 restrictions

2:46 remember our daily decisions protect our

2:49 family

2:50 our friends and our community and you

2:53 are not alone

2:54 for each and every one of us if we take

2:57 care of our mental health

2:59 if we reach out and ask for support when

3:01 we need it

3:02 when we reach out to others and give

3:04 them the support they need

3:06 the more we can be mentally healthy the

3:09 more

3:09 easily we will find our way through

3:12 let's get through it together

3:14 and let's stay safe

3:18 [Music]

3:26 you

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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.