COVID-19 Useful Resources

Here you will find various resources that may support yourself or your organisation during the COVID-19 situation. 

Resources for post-pandemic recovery and transition supports

Pat Deegan and Associates have created a free downloadable worksheet with a video tutorial to help individuals and organisations that are supporting vulnerable people. 
View it here on the website: https://www.commongroundprogram.com/offers/Z2nkahzE/checkout

New Government COVID-19 Guidelines for Community-based Care that apply to the Mental Health Sector:
https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/-/media/Corp/Documents/Health-for/Infectious-disease/COVID19/COVID19-guidelines-for-Western-Australian-community-based-care.pdf

Resources for Service Providers

The Mental Health Commission has released the following resources:

COVID-19 Decision Tree - Outlining the avenues that need to be taken when a person is suspected to have COVID-19 or needs to self-isolate.

COVID-19 Contact Details - for obtaining official information and advice on COVID-19 are attached to this email.

Culturally secure resources for Aboriginal communities - A dedicated COVID-19 page has been created on the new Strong Spirits Strong Mind website, containing information on topics such as symptoms of Coronavirus, social distancing and good hygiene practices.

Resources for self-care and supporting others:

BeyondBlue: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/the-facts/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak 

Lifeline: https://www.lifeline.org.au/get-help/topics/mental-health-and-wellbeing-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak 

Life in Mind: https://www.lifeinmindaustralia.com.au/support-for-those-impacted-by-adverse-events/mental-health-support-for-covid-19 

Community mental health service directory: https://waamh.org.au/support 

Grow's adapting its mental health support at this time: https://www.grow.org.au/covid-19-update-we-are-here/ 

Follow @MentalHealthWeekWA on Facebook for daily tips and advice to stay mentally healthy

WA Mental Health Commission: https://www.mhc.wa.gov.au/about-us/news-and-media/news-updates/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/ 

#InThisTogether - https://headtohealth.gov.au/covid-19-support/covid-19 

Recommended sources of COVID-19 information:

World Health Organisation (WHO): https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/events-as-they-happen

https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert (Federal Government information)

https://www.wa.gov.au/government/coronavirus-covid-19(Western Australian Government information)

https://covid-19training.gov.au/

https://wacoss.org.au/community-services-covid-19-resources/

http://wanada.org.au/item/563-covid-19-response.html

This is an Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Toolkit: https://apo.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fb065f673c883360df70943fb&id=6344cadd57&e=61dd35d521

Developed by Mental Health Online, this is a useful resource for workers moving from face-to-face to online delivery of some support and therapeutic services. Download here. 

Health workers 30 minutes online training for COVID-19 protection: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/covid-19-infection-control-training

Resources supporting sector workers

Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Toolkit: https://apo.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fb065f673c883360df70943fb&id=6344cadd57&e=61dd35d521

Developed by Mental Health Online, this is a useful resource for workers moving from face-to-face to online delivery of some support and therapeutic services. Download here. 

Department of Health: Health workers 30 minutes online training for COVID-19 protection: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/covid-19-infection-control-training

Reliable and sector-relevant resources

WA Primary Health Alliance: https://www.wapha.org.au/service-providers/coronavirus-information/service-provider-faqs/

WA Primary Health Alliance: https://www.wapha.org.au/service-providers/coronavirus-information/service-provider-resources/

Roses in the Ocean: https://rosesintheocean.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Working-from-Home-Tips.pdf

Department of Health: https://covid-19training.gov.au/

World Health Organisation: https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/mental-health-considerations.pdf

Fairwork: https://www.fairwork.gov.au/about-us/news-and-media-releases/website-news/coronavirus-and-australian-workplace-laws

Department of Social Services: https://www.dss.gov.au/about-the-department/coronavirus-covid-19-information-and-support

Department of Communities: Communities Sector Partnerships Team Update #1

Translated information and resources

SBS Multilingual Portal: https://www.sbs.com.au/news/sbs-launches-online-portal-to-provide-in-language-coronavirus-information 

Ethnolink: https://www.ethnolink.com.au/covid-19-coronavirus-translated-resources/

Department of Health and Human Services Victoria: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/translated-resources-coronavirus-disease-covid-19?fbclid=IwAR1Pk8iNCH6gxMT4VWGKDcGMUCDTY0l1PADeerWynPH9yQ7ZQ_4toihHj7w

Department of Health: https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/translated-coronavirus-covid-19-resources