headspace Geelong is here for young people
March 26th 2020
COVID-19 is creating feelings of uncertainty within the community and headspace Geelong is reminding young people we are here to support their mental health.
In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, headspace Geelong will be delivering services to young people via phone and online rather than in-person. .
This step has been taken to ensure the safety of young people, family and friends, and staff working in the centre. This will ensure very little disruption to service delivery as young people and families can still access support with minimal risk of transmission of COVID-19. We will continue to offer individual services to young people with delivery through phone calls. We are transitioning to video conferencing which will enable us to support the young person face-to-face.
Supporting young people in challenging times is crucial and headspace Geelong is dedicated to ensuring that those who need it can access help.
For young people experiencing feelings of stress related to COVID-19, headspace has developed information which might be helpful to manage any changes to daily life as a result of containment measures.
Please visit the headspace website for more information: https://headspace.org.au/young-people/how-to-cope-with-stress-related-to-covid-19/
headspace encourages young people, family and friends, and staff to also seek advice from a local community general practice or from government advice lines services such as healthdirect/coronavirus.
Additional help seeking information
To reach a headspace clinician and for more information go to www.eheadspace.org.au or call 1800 650 890.
Call Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 at any time of the day or night to speak with a counsellor.
For emergency situations please call emergency services on 000 or call Lifeline 13 11 14 or Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 to talk to someone urgently.
* Lifeline 13 11 14 www.lifeline.org.au * beyondblue 1300 224 636 www.beyondblue.org.au * Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au * MensLine Australia 1300 789 978 www.mensline.org.au * QLife 1800 184 527 (3pm – 12am) www.qlife.org.au
* Emergency services: 000