Protecting Mental Health during the COVID-19 outbreak

Protecting Mental Health during the COVID-19 outbreak


Click here to complete our survey on Mental Health Responses during COVID-19

Click here for the full explanatory statement




COVID-19 and mental health: findings from the MAPrc survey

Please click here to download a lay summary of initial findings from our survey and reference for the published paper.


FOR WORKPLACES: team leaders or managers




If stress or anxiety worsens and begins to impact everyday life for yourself, a family member or someone in your workplace, seek help from a psychologist, your GP or a psychiatrist.  You may be able to see a professional via telehealth and you might be eligible for a medicare rebate.  To access a psychologist you can use the Australia-wide “Find a Psychologist” service. Go to or call 1800 333 497. 

For people with existing mental ill health conditions, the current situation may trigger an exacerbation of symptoms.  It is important to seek help from your treating team at these times.  If you don’t have a current treating team, seek help from your GP who may be able to refer you to a psychiatrist.   


Mental Health resources

Lifeline: 13 11 14

Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467

Life in Mind

Australian Psychological Society: 1800 333 497

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Official COVID-19 Information Sources

Department of Health Coronavirus Health Information Line: 1800 020 080  

World Health Organization