COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on our lives, personally and professionally. It is as important as ever to ensure that you are looking after your mental wellbeing as well as considering the mental health and wellbeing of those around you.
Under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (ACT), a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) has a duty to look after both the physical and mental wellbeing of its workers. Being aware of how you are feeling and knowing what you can do to look after your own mental wellbeing is crucial to you being able to support your workers and those around you during this time.
There are a number of support options available:
OzHelp Support Line (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) –œ 1300 694 357
Lifeline (24-hour crisis support) –œ 13 11 14 or text line (6pm-12am) 0477 13 11 14
Beyond Blue –œ 1800 512 348
If you are in need of emergency assistance, call 000.
Further information about looking after your mental health during COVID-19 can be found here.