Resources for Staying Mentally Well
Please find below a number of resources I have collected providing useful information on maintaining your mental health during the current COVID-19 disease outbreak.
The ACT Companion: The Happiness Trap App with Dr Russ Harris
The authors of this app have decided to make use of this app free over the next few months to support the community through this challenging time. This is a useful app for practising mindfulness and other Acceptance and Commitment Therapy skills. Go to the website to download from Google Play or App Store.
Head To Health, Department of Health, Australian Government
This is a comprehensive website that includes links to factual information about COVID-19, strategies for maintaining mental health, how to access support, talking to children and protecting the elderly, and digital mental health resources within Australia.
Phoenix Australia: Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health
Phoenix Australia has also put out some useful tip sheets and short videos on how to maintain wellness during an infection disease outbreak.
In addition, I came across the very comprehensive UK based website with lots of ideas on how to keep occupied and connected during period of physical distancing and self-isolation for you and your family. Definitely worth a look:
Please note there are a range of other mental health websites that are listed on the Useful Links and Contact page.
General Principals of Staying Well: