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We are bringing together important coronavirus information for you.

Each of our resources starts with a plain language summary of the source material. The summary includes how the information affects and relates to people with disability.

Each resource will also include a link to the source material and the government department or organisation responsible for it. As well as tips for advocates and what next steps you might want to take.

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Use the Categories menu on the right to find resources according to topic.

You can also choose to filter the resources based on your state or territory.

  • Bullying, abuse, domestic and family violence – how and where to get help

    Tuesday June 23 2020

    During the coronavirus pandemic, we have all been asked to stay at home to keep safe. Unfortunately, this means that people with disability could be more vulnerable than ever to violence, bullying and abuse. IDEAS has put together a list of organisations you can call for help, apps to support you and web resources to […]

  • The Disability Royal Commission wants to hear from you

    Tuesday June 23 2020

    The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability is worried that when emergencies happen, people with disability are left behind and forgotten. To find out more about what happens to people with disability during emergencies, the Disability Royal Commission has released an issues paper about emergency planning and response. They […]

  • Mutual obligations have started again

    Tuesday June 23 2020

    After the Australian Government suspended them in March because of coronavirus, mutual obligations are now being reintroduced. Mutual obligations are the things you need to do if you’re on payments like JobSeeker to help you get back into work. They include training, upskilling and proof that you are searching and applying for jobs. This may […]

  • 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 […]