As psychologists and allied health professionals, our role along side medical professionals has never been as important. We are aware of the impact COVID-19 is having on the emotional well being of Australians and recognise the important role we need to play in the community response. This page contains information to support yourself and loved ones:
Reliable and valid information on COVID, how you can protect yourself and further supports available can be found on at the Department of Health and Human Services website: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus.
Individuals who suspect they have COVID-19 can call 1800 675 398.
Beyond Blue and the Australian Psychological Society have produced the following information to help you look after your mental health in response to COVID-19:
Adolescents are encouraged to read the following information produced by Headspace:
The Raising Children's Network have produced the following information to help parents support their children in response to COVID-19:
Parents in Victoria can also call 'Parentline', a phone service for parents and carers of children from birth to 18 years old, on 13 22 89.
As of 30-3-2020, the Federal Government is supporting online or telehealth consultations for all Australians through. Whilst clinicians at Inner North are offering online consultations, we are also evaluating clients needs on a case by case basis. Visit 'About Us' and contact the clinician directly about your circumstances.
Find below a link to the 'Inner North - Telehealth Services Policy' for information about telehealth.