COVID-19 has certainly thrown up a lot of challenges but there are some basic things we all can do to stay safe and look after our wellbeing. Start by making sure you have the basics covered like adopting physical distancing behaviours, eating well, getting enough sleep and staying on top of worrying thoughts as best you can. Everyone deals with things differently. It is important to find what works for you. Below are some resources to help you through this difficult time and help you to support yourself while studying from home.
If your worrying thoughts are getting the better of you and you're feeling anxious, sad or overwhelmed, or you are having thoughts of harming yourself or someone else, call Lifeline on 13 11 14. Lifeline is available 24/7.
COVID-19 mind and body resources
Guide to isolating
Guide to COVID-related isolating. When to do it and how to do it effectively.
Tips on what kind of food supplies you might need if you have to self-isolate.
Sleep and anxiety
Anxiety and sleep don't mix. Here are some tips on how to combat anxiety and get some rest.
Is it safe to have sex during the COVID-19 pandemic?
COVID-19 Wellbeing Webinars
Support others in the online world, adapt to the temporary new university experience and support your own health.
Arc health and wellbeing resources
Access resources on self-care, checking on mates and keeping connected.
Stay active with regular workouts and challenges from Arc Sport!
Arc Student Life Online
Join us for your student life online! Lots of activities, info and resources to help you through this time.
Help and support
Confidential chat online or on the phone 24/7. Telephone: 1300 22 4636
Here you can talk 1-on-1 with an eheadspace clinician via an online chat, email or over the phone.
Crisis support and suicide prevention, 24/7. Call 13 11 14 now.
Black Dog Institute
Feelings of anxiety are common in the uncertainty of COVID-19. Black Dog Institute's tools and resources can be accessed by anyone, anywhere to help deal with this stress.
Mental Health Line
If you or someone you know needs help, the Mental Health Line offers professional help and advice, and referrals to local mental health services.
Triple Zero (000)
If you or someone you are with is in immediate danger please call 000, or go to your nearest hospital emergency department immediately.