How can you keep yourself safe, healthy and calm?
1. Nutrition and exercise
Exercise and the types of food you eat (and how nutritious they are) can play an important role in keeping yourself healthy and grounded during stressful times. Keep checking back here for blogs that will provide you with advice on ways you can keep yourself healthy, not just during the COVID-19 pandemic, but in everyday life as well.
Maintaining a healthy diet
2. Reach out
It can feel overwhelming during this time as we continue to work through
the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly if you have family in affected areas
overseas or have not been able to return home or to Australia because of
It is OK to seek help and support - many people do - including
international students. It will not affect your enrolment or your visa.
There are several services and resources available (including resources in
a number of different languages) that have a tailored approach to
supporting international students.
How to cope with stress related to COVID-19 online resource
Translation into 21 languages about services
Phone: 1800 650 890
Kids Helpline webpage dedicated to support during COVID-19
Phone:1800 55 1800
Youth Beyond Blue
Supporting early learning communities
Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak
National Coronavirus Helpline
A list of resources about COVID-19 in other languages.
Phone: 1800 020 080
Mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak
A free interpreting service for people who do not speak English is
available at 13 11 14.
To access this service please:
1) Call TIS on 131 450 and ask to talk to Lifeline on 13 11 14 in the
2) TIS will call 13 11 14 on behalf of the caller.
Embrace Multicultural Mental Health
Multilingual information about mental health
Head to Health
Psychological tips for coping with infectious diseases
Supporting culturally and linguistically diverse people
Transcultural Mental Health Centre
COVID-19 Information resources
Life in Mind
Mental Health Australia
Mental Health Australia has launched a
new social awareness and connection campaign
to promote positive mental health and wellbeing during this time of
physical distancing and heightened anxiety in our community. The best way
to follow the campaign is via social media using the hashtag
Time to Talk
Time 2 Talk is a free telephone support service for people around a range
of COVID-19 related challenges relating to individuals, couples, families,
and households. Time 2 Talk is a telephone service staffed by a team of
qualified relationship counsellors and social workers, established to
assist members of the community.
Phone: 1300 022 966
For more information visit the
Department of Education, Skills and Employment factsheet
3. Stay informed
Access reliable, up-to-date health advice from the Department of
Health by visiting
or contact the Public Health Information Line on 1800 004 599.