Looking after our mental health and wellbeing.


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Coronavirus is changing the way we live, work, communicate and connect with people. These changes can be hard for our communities.

It’s important to care of ourselves, our family, friends and community.

Doing things for your mental health and wellbeing is more important now than ever.

There are a number of things that you can do like eating well and keeping active.

Going for walks can be a great way to connect to country. Just remember to at least two big steps away from other people.

Being physically isolated doesn’t mean you can’t yarn. Stay connected with family, friends and community over the phone or online. It’s important to stay connected.

Doing things you enjoy, like art, dance or listening to music can also help you keep feeling good.

We all need to protect our Elders and community.

Together we can keep our mob safe and stop the spread.

Information is changing regularly. Stay up to date via health.gov.au, visit niaa.gov.au or call the Coronavirus Helpline at 1800 020 080.

Date published: 
2 May 2020
General public

This community service announcement explains what Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples can do to take care of their mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak.