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Managing Your Mental Health Online During COVID-19

Posted on 22 May 2020
Managing Your Mental Health Online During COVID-19

COVID-19 has brought rapid changes to our daily life, together with uncertainty and dramatic news headlines.

Some people may be feeling worried or depressed at the moment, especially if they already have some mental health problems.

There are many services that can help without leaving home.  During this crisis, Australians can use Medicare to talk to health practitioners about mental health.

There are also other ways to get help on a phone, computer or tablet. These include crisis and counselling services, and mental health treatments that have been converted into web programs or apps. Some services link users to a practitioner who acts as a coach or guide and tracks their progress as they use a web program. Others"self-guided" onesare for people who prefer to work on their own. Most of these programs and services are free. We have listed them below.

A great thing about these services is that most are available over extended hours. Crisis services, programs and apps can be used at any time. And they are not just for people with mental health diagnosesthey are for anyone who is facing some problems.

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