Coronavirus (COVID-19) social and emotional wellbeing resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

Find out how you can share important messages around social and emotional wellbeing.

The “Keep Your Spirit Strong” communications project aims to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to prioritise their social and emotional wellbeing. The project focuses on encouraging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to:

  • recognise the importance of social and emotional wellbeing
  • look after each other and check in with their family, friends and community
  • share their thoughts and feelings when they are not feeling well
  • seek information and help when they need it
  • connect with the support services that are available.

In addition to the resources below, we also have a number of fact sheets about COVID-19 mental health support for the general public and industry.

Information services that can assist you in finding the right support for you or a loved one include Head to Health and WellMob. These are digital hubs which provide options depending on your needs and preferences. Here you can find phone numbers, websites, apps, forums and online learning options to help you through difficult times. Gayaa Dhuwi also has a range of resources.

Stakeholder kit

This stakeholder kit includes resources such as videos, social media content and images, case studies, and key messages.

Social content

Look at our suggested social media content for the Keep Your Spirit Strong project. This includes:

- videos and video animations

- social tiles and accompanying text

- GIFs and accompanying text.

Please share this content with your networks to support the project and raise the awareness around social and emotional wellbeing and mental health support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Case studies

Look at the case studies and stories that are part of the Keep Your Spirit Strong project. These stories demonstrate culturally-led ways of working and how an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander worldview and understanding of mental health shapes and delivers effective care.

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