Resources for coronavirus - MindSpot Clinic
Tel. 1800 61 44 34

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has not only impacted the physical health of individuals worldwide, but has also impacted our economy, our jobs and our day to day lives.

We understand navigating through these uncertain times can be hard and distressing. We’re here to help.

Below are some useful links to help you with your mental wellbeing during these uncertain times.

The MindSpot Clinic provides digital mental health services to individuals who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, chronic pain and related difficulties.

We are a nationwide clinic funded by the Federal Government, meaning our services are available to all Australians. All of our services are free.

If you are worried and anxious and want to talk to a mental health professional, call MindSpot on 1800 61 44 34, 8am - 8pm Monday to Friday, 8am - 6pm Saturdays AEST (excluding public holidays).

We also provide effective online psychological assessments and treatments. These services are designed for people who have been troubled by symptoms for several weeks or months, and who are looking for skills that can help.

For other support, you can also contact our friends at:

General Mental Wellbeing

It’s natural for people to feel a range of emotions in this situation, such as stress, worry, fear, anger, anxiety, guilt, frustration, boredom or low mood.

Check out our 10 top psychological tips for coping with Coronavirus.

You can also follow MindSpot on Facebook or Instagram, for daily tips on staying resilient.

The challenges for frontline staff working during the COVID-19 pandemic are significant. You are not only serving the community but you also trying to stay healthy, while often worrying about the health of family and friends.

Read our top 11 practical psychological skills to help frontline staff stay mentally resilient during this challenging time.

For the latest medical advice on COVID-19, make sure you seek updates from reputable sources.

Below are some helpful links to government resources to guide you through this pandemic.

General Medical Updates

Local State and Territory Advice

Symptoms

How to get Tested

Advice for People at Risk

  • For people at risk, including those with pre-existing medical conditions, older people and the aged care sector, go to the Department of Health website
  • For information for people travelling overseas, or returning from overseas, visit Smart Traveller

Stop the Spread

Refer to the Australian Government website, for border closures, restrictions on public gatherings, and essential services. For state specific guidelines, go to your local state government website

Government assistance

National Debt Helpline

Working from Home

Transitioning to working from home can be challenging and significant adjustment to the way one works. Visit these resources to help you optimise your environment and establish new routines:

Staying Socially Connected

Practicing social distancing and staying at home, doesn’t mean we have to stop talking to our friends and loved ones. Stay connected digitally, via online video calls and messaging.

Visit Be Connected: Connecting with Others for brief courses about how to use technology to connect with others (eg. Skype, facetime, WhatsApp, video calling).

Helping your Children Through the Pandemic

Spending more time at home and changes to schooling routines can be a hard adjustment for our children. Below are some useful links to help you, help them cope.

  • Headspace have tips, education about common reactions and a list of helpful services for young people
  • Kids Helpline, also provide information, resources, videos, and links to additional services.

MindSpot is a world leading clinic in digital mental health. Our evidenced based approach is tried, tested and proven to support patients during times of significant emotional distress.

The MindSpot team have prepared this brief guide for health professionals, on how best to transition into and run a telehealth service.

People of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and Indigenous backgrounds often experience challenges in healthcare.​

​The MindSpot team have developed a set of practical guidelines for health professionals working with CALD and Indigenous people during the COVID-19 pandemic. These guidelines are based on the CFI-SPIKES.