COVID Wellbeing

Covid-19 has presented a challenge for us and we can become overwhelmed with all the restrictions and uncertainty. Explore what the experts have to say about fostering our wellbeing.

How to do 'physical distancing'

Confusion abounds about what is and isn't allowed, and it does seem to change depending on the source of information. The regularly updated Australian Government guidelines are a good place to start.

Physical distancing  

As well as exploring the material above you can dig a little deeper with the resources below and canvas other services offering assistance.

COVID advice

Download our tip lists

Responding to your mental health during COVID

Reassuring young people/children

Explore meaning

Try some practical responses from the Find Meaning category of the Wellbeing Hub.

View videos on adapting to the Covid pandemic, in our resource archive section.

Organisations offering support

  • Be Well Plan - SA based free wellbeing and resilience 5 week program from SAHMRI
  • Lifeline - for phone, text or chat online counselling options
  • This Way Up - free online tools to help you learn practical ways to support your mental health through COVID-19
  • LETSS (Lived Experience Telephone Support Service) - peer based, after hours phone and online chat to access mental health support.
  • Relationships Australia - ASK Peace. A telephone based mental health service ((08) 8245 8110, Mon-Fri, 9-5pm) for people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds living in South Australia who have been impacted by COVID-19. An interpreter service is available.



When we fall and break a leg, we get help immediately. But it can be harder to know when it’s time to seek help for our emotional health. During times of stress or uncertainty we might notice our wellbeing change gradually over a longer period of time resulting in us feeling less able to cope. We might start struggling to begin an assignment or feel less inclined to connect with our friends for support. It can be hard to know when to act. Finding an easy and simple way to check in with ourselves around a few key wellbeing areas is a great way to plan what might help and know when it’s time to ask for help.

The Black Dog Institute have produced an excellent self-assessment tool to guide you through a few simple questions. On a weekly basis, working through this tool can help you keep track of wellbeing. It also allows you to develop a self-care plan, either individually or with the help of health professionals, which can be a helpful way to build positive wellbeing whilst we travel through this situation together.

Self Assessment