It is normal to feel overwhelmed and stressed during a time like this. It’s important to remind yourself that this is a normal reaction and it will pass.
There are plenty of ways to support other people, or be supported if you are feeling anxious or uncertain.
Department of Health and Human Services – coping with feelings of anxiety
Lifeline Australia 13 11 14
A crisis support service offering short term support at any time for people who are having difficulty coping or staying safe.
Kids Helpline 1800 551 800
A free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25 years.
Beyond Blue 1300 224 636
Mental health information and support for all Victorians
Eheadspace 1800 650 893
Online and telephone support and counselling for 12 – 25 year olds, their families and friends.