MANAGING YOUR MENTAL HEALTH DURING COVID 19
Information provided by BSMC Psychologist Nicky.
The COVID 19 Crises has impacted us in different ways and it is understandable that in such changeable times, our mental health will be impacted.
Many people are faced with the following challenges:
Social Isolation and lack of connection to support networks
Workplace and financial hardship
Trying to support and care for loved ones during times of self-isolation and enforced quarantine
Supporting the mental health needs of those you care about
Juggling working from home with child care and home schooling
Concerns and anxiety about the virus and the spreading of the virus in our community.
Such circumstances can lead to distress, anxiety and low mood.
It is possible that previous experiences of anxiety may be triggered and mental health issues which you thought you had resolved may have re-emerged.
Please contact Brooke Street Medical Centre on 5427 1002 to book an appointment with your GP who can refer you to one of the Psychologists based within the clinic.
Brooke Street are allocating specific sessions for members of the community who are experiencing challenges due to the Covid 19 crises and are open to new referrals.
Beyond Blue have some excellent tips for us all to consider during these challenging times: