COVID

Mental Health & Wellbeing Toolkit

The COVID-19 outbreak may generate a range of impacts on mental health and wellbeing.

This may include preoccupation with specific details related to COVID-19 in addition to increased anxiety, stress or worry within your family and your community.

The impact of COVID-19 on mental health and wellbeing may also extend to those who experience quarantine or self-isolation.

To support you during this period we have developed a toolkit containing a wealth of information and resources for you to access should you feel the need.

National Crisis Support Numbers:

- Lifeline: 13 11 14
- Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
- Kids Help Line: 1800 551 800
- Mensline Australia: 1300 78 99 78
- Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636
- GriefLine: 1300 845 745
- Acacia EAP: 1300 364 273

Videos:

Peter Simpson of BSS Psychology: Click here
The titles include:
- Supervisor Support
- Supervising a team
- Working from home
- Schooling at home
- Protecting your relatives
- Personal Resilience
- Managing Isolation
- Helping your child
Please note that the EAP mentioned in these videos is not the MWPA EPA. MWPA details below.

7 Steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19
Click here


Mental health during COVID-19
Click here

Employee Assistance Program:

A reminder that MWPAs EAP is Acacia. If you need support contact them by phone on 1300 364 273, text or live chat 0401 337 711 or acaciaconnection.com

The service is provided free of charge for our employees and your personal details are not disclosed to MWPA ie it is anonymous.

Online Resources:

Feeling worried or struggling to cope? Beyond Blue Community forum:
Click here

Ways to look after your mental health amid the coronavirus pandemic:
Click here

How to look after your mental health when working from home:
Click here

Managing anxiety:
Click here

Maintaining good mental health and wellbeing:
Click here

World Health Organisation FAQs:
Click here

Podcasts:

SBS recommends 8 podcasts about mental health, including ‘The Hilarious World of Depression’, ‘Terrible, Thanks for Asking’, and ‘The Anxiety Shut-In Hour’ amongst others:
Click here

Lifeline’s ‘Holding on to Hope’ Podcast. Stories of personal lived experience, openly and courageously to offer hope and inspiration to others:
Click here

Black Dog’s ‘Being Well’ Podcast. Each podcast tackles an important mental health topic and provides insight and expert knowledge from and for health professionals.
Click here

Factual Coronavirus Information Sources:

Stay off social media if you can, or at least skip over potential fake/inflamed news.

Australian Department of Health:
Click here

WA Department of Health:
Click here

Prime Minister’s Office:
Click here

WA Premier’s Office:
Click here

World Health Organisation:
Click here