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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) How to cope with stress related to COVID-19

Armadale
headspace Armadale offers free, confidential services for 12 - 25 year olds who are experiencing a tough time or need someone to talk to. If you are seeking information and support around emotional wellbeing, mental health, physical or sexual health, employment and other general health concerns, we can help. If we're not the right people to help, we can find someone who can.

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02 Apr. 2020
It can feel stressful and overwhelming during an event like the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and we can all be affected differently. There is help available, and you can reach out if you need some support.

You might feel overwhelmed by the information, conversations and the increased levels of stress in your community. It can be hard to know what information to trust especially in a situation where things are changing so

quickly. It can be helpful to keep up-to-date but it’s also okay to switch off from the 24 hour media cycle if this is getting too much. During this time some things in your life may be affected by attempts to contain the spread of the virus. You may have been looking forward to a gig or a trip that’s been cancelled. 

You may be affected by school, uni or your workplace temporarily closing. Or you may have a loved one who is directly affected by the virus. It’s important to find the right level or type of support for you. And keep in mind that the type of support you may need can change as time passes. For many people staying connected to family and friends/loved ones is important.

Tips to maintain a healthy headspace
during this time:

1. Be mindful of exposure to information through
stories, traditional and social media. It can be
helpful to take a break from the 24-hour
news cycle.

2. Do things that make you feel safe and connected,
and be with those who are helpful to your wellbeing.

3. Engage in activities that promote a sense of calm
and feeling grounded (use of alcohol and other
drugs can be counterproductive with this).COVID 19 headspace Social Post 2003

4. Our 7 tips for a healthy headspace demonstrate
simple and effective things that can help people
to create and maintain a healthy headspace,
irrespective of whether they have been affected
by COVID-19 or not.

5. It can help to talk with a trusted adult if it all feels
a bit much.

For more information and support, follow the link to our National Website. https://headspace.org.au/young-people/how-to-cope-with-stress-related-to-covid-19