Changes caused by the coronavirus are requiring us to adapt rapidly to new ways of living, working and studying.

While these changes affect us all, every person has different life experiences and ways of coping. Looking after your mental health and supporting others has never been more important, and there is a range of resources, tools and support that can help during this time.

General mental health resources

For links to a range of reputable resources, tools and support services specialising in mental health during COVID-19:

Source

Content

Type

Australian Government

COVID-19 Mental Health Support

Web page

eMHPrac

Managing Your Mental Health Online during COVID-19 (PDF, 881KB)

Fact sheet

Benestar

Coronavirus and general mental health resources including online chat

Online portal

Phoenix Australia

Coronavirus mental health resources

Web page

Self-care resources

For tips and strategies for looking after our own mental health and coping with some of the impacts of the current situation.

Source

Content

Type

Phoenix Australia

Keeping yourself mentally well

Video

Australian Psychological Society

Tips for coping with coronavirus anxiety

Web page

Phoenix Australia

4 ways to look after yourself during self-isolation

Video

Russ Harris

Face COVID: how to respond effectively to the corona virus (PDF, 545KB) (PDF, 531.3 KB)

e-Book

Russ Harris

Face COVID: how to respond effectively to the corona crisis

Video

Workplace resources

Resources for staff and managers for promoting mental health and wellbeing at work.

Source

Content

Type

Black Dog Institute

Coronavirus resources for managers and workers

Web page

Phoenix Australia

Looking After the Mental Health of Your Workforce

Video

Heads Up

Work and mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

Web page

Parenting support

Information to support parents juggling home schooling and tips for parenting whilst keeping children occupied at home.

Source

Content

Type

UQ Parenting and Family Support Centre Parenting in a Pandemic Web page

Phoenix Australia

Tips For Self Care and Families (PDF, 131KB)

Factsheet

Benestar

Supporting children during the coronavirus pandemic

Factsheet

Phoenix Australia

Isolation Activities for Children and Adolescents (PDF, 274KB)

Factsheet

Domestic violence support

The impacts of COVID-19 can include increased financial pressures, social isolation and time spent at home. If you or someone you know is experiencing family violence refer here for further information.

Source

Content

Type

1800 respect

Domestic violence support

Web page, phone support

DV Connect

Domestic violence support

Web page, phone support

Employee Assistance Program For personal counselling and support Phone support

Useful contacts

Emergency or crisis

  • Off-campus – Emergency services: 000
  • On-campus – UQ Security: 3365 3333

UQ contacts

External contacts