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The coronavirus outbreak has had a dramatic effect on our community, with this there can be additional stress and impact on our mental health and wellbeing. It’s natural to feel a range of emotions such as anxiety, worry and elevated stress levels. Below is a list of practices and recommended resources that can help us cope with these emotions and maintain good mental health.

If you need urgent support 

If you are in an emergency, or at immediate risk of harm to yourself or others, please contact emergency services on 000. 

Talk to someone now and call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

 

Mindfulness and Meditation

  • Guided audio meditation by Group Fitness Instructor Silva - Download
  • Stretch session with Programs Team Leader Sarah
  • Breathing and Relaxation Exercises with Group Fitness Instructor Vidya

Tips for Working from home

Mindfulness apps 

There are many apps, courses, and other resources available to help you develop a regular mindfulness practice.

The below apps are highly recommended and have made free resources available to help people deal with the current coronavirus outbreak.

 

Mental Health Support and Resources:

Stay informed

Throughout this time it's important to stay informed and access information from credible resources.

We recommend the following sources for the latest advice:

Keep Active

It's important to remember that keeping active during this time also plays an important role in protecting mental health, especially during times of isolation and restricted physical social interactions. Exercise & Sports Science Australia have released an important reminder on how exercise can reduce depression, stress and help keep our minds clear.

Find workouts and fitness classes to keep active here.

Immune Boosting Tips

As we grapple with COVID-19 and the impact it has on our lives, there has never been a more important time to focus on our health and improve our body’s first line of defence against illness and disease. Click here for effective ways and strategies to boost and enhance your body’s immune system. 

 

https://www.monashaquaticrecreationcentre.com.au/Fitness/Active-at-Home/Wellness/Immune-System-Enhancing-Tips

 

 

Last updated: 05 June 2020