The Australian Government recognises the significant impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the mental health and wellbeing of many Australians.
This page provides a central point of information on how the Government has responded to support Australians to manage their mental health and wellbeing during this time.
You will find information on the additional funding announced by the Australian Government, information about and a link to the National Mental Health and Wellbeing Pandemic Response Plan agreed by National Cabinet, and links to webinars hosted by the Department of Health which have been a critical part in keeping the mental health and other sector stakeholders up to date about the Government’s response efforts.
There are also links to some resources to help support mental health during this time.
Webinars for stakeholders
The Department has been conducting webinars to update stakeholders and practitioners on the Government’s COVID-19 response. As well as providing the latest updates, the panel focus their discussion on telehealth and answer questions and comments.
You can view the most recent webinar here.
You can view previous webinars and download transcripts here.
You might find online and phone-based mental health resources helpful. Some suggestions are below. You can find more with our Search tool.