It's important that mob looks after their mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Remember that you are not alone, and support is available.
Try to stay connected with your family, friends and community if you, or someone you love, feels anxious, lonely or uncertain.
Some ways you can do this are:
- Yarn with friends, loved ones and other mob
- Sleep well, eat well and exercise
- Get in tune with your creative self and connect with Country if you can
- Do things that make you feel good and build your strength
- Follow deadly mob online.
If you or a loved one need support, you can call or talk online with a professional who can help you.
- Yarning SafeNStrong
Yarning SafeNStrong (YSNS) is a confidential phone crisis line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and families who want to have a yarn with culturally suitable counsellors about their wellbeing. The hotline (1800 95 95 63) operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. www.facebook.com/YarningSafenStrong
- Djirra Aboriginal Family Violence Response & Support Service
Djirra is a place where culture is shared and celebrated, and where practical support is available to all Aboriginal women, particularly Aboriginal people who are experiencing family violence (currently or in the past). Phone: 1800 105 303 (Mon-Fri, 9am-9pm)
- Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia
Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia has published a series of coronavirus (COVID-19) tip sheets for Aboriginal households, families and communities. www.gayaadhuwi.org.au/coronavirus
- Dardi Munwurro Crisis Line
Phone: 1800 435 799 Aboriginal men's crisis line (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). www.dardimunwurro.com.au
- Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW (AHMRC)
- 3KND Kool 'N' Deadly radio
3KND is supporting Victorian Aboriginal communities with up-to-date messaging throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. www.3knd.org.au
- safe steps Family Violence Response Centre
safe steps is committed to assisting all women and children in the community experiencing family violence. We are an organisation that values inclusivity, diversity and intersectionality. 1800 015 188, available 24 hours, 7 days a week www.safesteps.org.au
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Aboriginal Community Response and Recovery Fund
The fund has been established by the Victorian Government to support Aboriginal Victorians to deliver community-led initiatives to respond to the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19). The fund is intended to support Aboriginal organisations and communities to deliver place-based responses to local issues www.aboriginalvictoria.vic.gov.au/aboriginal-community-response-and-recovery-fund