As the number of COVID-19 cases rises across Australia and the globe, the level of distress within the community is increasing. Feelings of worry and unease are expected as ourselves or loved ones are impacted with health concerns, unemployment, financial losses, social isolation, worried children, and uncertainty for the future. However, it is important that we seek the necessary support to manage our stress in order to develop resilience amidst these challenges.
Our team of experienced general and clinical psychologists are prepared to support you and assist you in managing the psychological challenges associated with COVID-19. If you or someone you know could benefit from psychological support during this time, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Amidst the necessity of Social Isolation right now, the need for Social support is significant in fostering resilience, The Government has made temporary provisions for accessing psychological support through Medicare via Telehealth Sessions (Telephone, video call etc.). The provisions for psychological support may be adjusted in other ways over coming weeks, please contact us to find out more. We will attempt to keep clients of 4life Psychology abreast of any changes that might be relevant.
Below are a few key points of focus that might assist you to foster psychological resilience during this challenging time:
- Manage your exposure to Information
- Focus on what you can control
- Retain as many daily practices as possible
- Cultivate optimism