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Your Mental Health During Lock-Down

Feeling Anxious? You are not alone!

In times of restrictions and uncertainty its OK to feel anxious. Here’s a five tips to help with your mental health today.

1. Talk about your feelings. Ask for Help

Talking about your feelings can help you maintain your mental health and deal with times when you feel troubled.

Talk to a friend at work, or call any of these 24hr Support Organisations for professional Help:

• GV Mental Health Service: 1300 369 005
• Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636
• Lifeline: 131 114

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2. Keep active. Take a break

Regular exercise can boost your self-esteem and can help you concentrate, sleep, and look and feel better. Take a walk during lunch or morning tea break!
A change of scene or a change of pace is good for your mental health. It could be a five-minute pause from what you are doing, a book or podcast during the commute, a half-hour lunch break at work, or a weekend exploring somewhere new.

3. Eat well. Drink sensibly.

What we eat can affect how we feel both immediately and in the longer term. A diet that is good for your physical health is also good for your mental health.
We often drink alcohol to change our mood. Some people drink to deal with fear or loneliness, but the effect is only temporary.

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4. Keep in touch

Relationships are key to our mental health. Working in a supportive team is hugely important for our mental health at work. When working remotely or insolation, look for any excuse to chat to your team mates and family, just for the sake of keeping in touch.

5. Care for others

Take time out to check on someone else and ask “Are you OK” . Helping someone else can make us feel needed and valued. Volunteering can be hugely rewarding, and it helps us to see the world from another angle. This can help to put our own problems into perspective.



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