March 27, 2020
Local headspace centres are offering tips and coping strategies for young people during this stressful time.
headspace Wollongong Service Manager Lynn Langhorn, says an event like the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), can be overwhelming for many people:
“We are all affected differently and it’s important we look after our mental health, particularly if we are feeling worried more than usual.”
“We are encouraging young people to reach out for support and also offering some tips to proactively manage their mental wellbeing during this time,” added Lynn.
Ron de Jongh, CEO of Grand Pacific Health, who are the lead agency for headspace Wollongong, Nowra, Goulburn and Bega, is encouraging people to stay connected:
“It’s important we stay socially connected to loved ones even when we're physically apart.”
“We prefer using the phrase “physical distancing” instead of “social distancing,” because we need our social connections now more than ever,” added Ron.
headspace offers the following additional tips:
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If you need help:
headspace Wollongong: 42 207 660
headspace Nowra: 44 215 388
headspace Goulburn: 48 244 944
headspace Bega: 1800 959 844
To reach an eheadspace clinician and for more information go to www.eheadspace.org.au or call 1800 650 890.
For media opportunities please contact GPH Communications Manager Jemma Tribe on 0413 050 992
headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds. headspace has 110 centres across Australia in metropolitan, regional and remote areas, as well as online and phone support services through eheadspace. headspace can help young people with mental health, physical health (including sexual health) alcohol and other drug services, and work and study support. Centre details, as well as factsheets and resources for young people and their families and friends, can be located on the headspace website: headspace.org.au.Back to News
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