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Taking care of yourself during the Covid-19 pandemic

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Taking care of yourself during the Covid-19 pandemic

The outbreak of the coronavirus has impacted us all and with the situation changing so rapidly,  you may be feeling  overwhelmed, anxious and  stressed. Many of us will be social distancing  or self-isolating, and  it's important to  practise selfcare  during this challenging time.

Thankfully, there are many online resources  to help us  stay positive and engaged  - from free yoga  classes  to  interesting podcasts  and  support  forums. We've pulled together some resources below that may help you.

• Beyond Blue has some good tips on  how to look after your mental wellbeing  during this time. They also have  an  online support forum

• Smiling Mind has helpful tips on  practising mindfulness

• Headspace has a "Weathering the Storm" program that includes  calming meditations

Better Health Channel has some great tips to work on your  mental fitness

• The State Library  of  Victoria has many  eBooks  you can read  and the ABC has many  podcasts  you can get stuck into  to help  take your mind off the current situation

Please remember to stay connected with family and friends when you can, whether that's through social media,  sending a  text  message  or the telephone.

If you are struggling, please  seek professional  help by calling lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit  Beyond Blue.

The Life! team wish you and your loved  ones good health.   

 

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