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  • Coronavirus hospital companion for people with disability

    Tuesday July 14 2020

    The Australian Government created the coronavirus hospital companion to help people with disability communicate important information to health professionals, if they have to go to hospital. The companion is a Word or PDF document that people can download and fill out with information about themselves and give to health care workers. The companion asks for […]

  • Looking after your mental health during coronavirus

    Tuesday June 23 2020

    The impacts of coronavirus, physical distancing and isolation has made many of us feel stressed, anxious and worried. It’s important to make sure you take care of your mental health during this time. We have put together a list of supports and services you can contact for help. Lifeline Lifeline provides 24/7 crisis support and […]

  • Managing your mental health online during COVID-19

    Tuesday June 23 2020

    The eMHPrac Project (e-Mental Health in Practice Project) is funded by the Australian Government and aims to raise health practitioner awareness and knowledge of Digital Mental Health. eMHPrac project has published a factsheet outlining various Australian, government-funded online, telephone and app-based mental health services that can help to manage mental health during COVID-19. You can […]

  • Head to Health – Mental health and COVID-19

    Tuesday June 23 2020

    Head to Health is a collaboration between the community, people with lived experience, the mental health sector, and the Australian Government Department of Health. You can find a range of resources on the Head to Health website about Mental health and COVID-19, including advice and tips for maintaining good mental health during this time and […]

  • Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service from Beyond Blue

    Tuesday June 23 2020

    Beyond Blue is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes good mental health, aiming to improve the lives of individuals, families and communities affected by anxiety, depression and suicide. Beyond Blue has set up the Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service. You can call 1800 512 348 to speak to one of their counsellors, 24 hours a day, […]

  • Resources from MindSpot to support your mental wellbeing

    Tuesday June 23 2020

    MindSpot is a free service for Australian adults who are experiencing difficulties with anxiety, stress, depression and low mood. They are funded by the Australian Government. You can call them on 1800 61 44 34  between 8am to 8pm (Sydney time), Monday to Friday and 8am to 6pm (Sydney time), Saturday. You can also find Coronavirus […]

  • Easy Read resources about staying healthy and safe

    Tuesday June 23 2020

    The Council for Intellectual Disability has produced a range of Easy Read guides about how to stay healthy and safe during coronavirus (COVID-19). The information includes: an Easy Read guide to Viruses and staying healthy. This guide explains how to avoid getting sick from a virus and what to do if you get sick. an […]

  • How to get your medication during coronavirus

    Tuesday May 26 2020

    Despite some restrictions being eased around Australia, we are all still being urged to stay at home as much as possible. This is particularly important for some people with disability who have health problems that mean if they get coronavirus, they are more likely to get really sick. However, this does make it harder for […]

  • Coronavirus information for families of people with intellectual or developmental disability

    Tuesday May 26 2020

    The Australian Government Department of Health has released a new fact sheet for families of people with intellectual or developmental disability. The fact sheet gives families the information they need to support their family member to access healthcare during coronavirus. The fact sheet looks at: the risks for people with intellectual or developmental disability what […]

  • The Australian Government’s plan to protect the health of people with disability

    Wednesday April 22 2020

    There are groups in our community who are more at risk of getting coronavirus, such as people with disability. The Australian Government has written a plan to help keep people with disability safe. Why do we need to protect people with disability? People with disability have a higher risk of getting coronavirus because they might: […]