COVID-19 Information for Individuals & Families

For residents of Melbourne's public housing in 'hard lock down', a 24-hour phone service is avialable to assist with locating mental health and other supports and the coordination of these supports: 1800 961 054 or by emailing: publichousingcommunityassist@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

General COVID-19 information

The Federal Government has provided a suite of educational videos on a range of topics, such as older Australians; social distancing; help stop the spread; recent traveller; good hygiene starts here; and stay informed

This video from the Royal Children's Hospital has tips for keeping well and stopping the spread of viruses.

Mental health services and supports available during COVID-19

Life in Mind has established a webpage with a list of mental health resources dedicated to mental health supports during COVID-19.

The Federal Government maintains the Head to Health website which was developed by people with lived experience, and contains updated info on COVID-19 while acting as a portal for digital mental health resources. 

Targeted information and mental health supports for specific groups

The Department of Health has specific information for people with disabilities and a COVID-19 Disability Information Hotline is also avialalbe on 1800 643 787.

The National LGBTI Health Alliance has a central resource for diverse LGBTI community members.

Eating Disorders Victoria has information for people effected by eating disorders in relation to COVID-19.

Emerging Minds has resources to assist parents and carers to have healthy conversations with children about COVID-19. 

SBS has COVID-19 health and mental health information in languages other than English.

ReachOut have a webpage with mental health resources for young people.

Tips and advice to support better mental health during COVID-19

The Australian Psychological Society has an information sheet on how to cope with anxiety at this time.

The Black Dog Institute has a range of resources for anxiety, stress and wellbeing related to to COVID-19.

Beyond Blue has put together these tips to look after your mental health during the outbreak.

RUOK? has tips about looking out for family members or friends who are struggling.

Phoenix Australia has tips for caring for yourself and your family.

The National Mental Health Commission is inviting everyone to join in the national conversation with the hashtag #InThisTogether – share practical tips online to support the mental health and wellbeing of Australians during COVID-19.