Important for people to reach out for help amid COVID ‘fatigue’


National Mental Health Commission CEO Christine Morgan says it is important for people to fight lockdown fatigue by remembering to stay connected with others and by reaching out for help if needed.

“I think the most important thing for people to realise they could be experiencing is what we’re calling fatigue,” she said.

“I think everybody now in Australia knows what to do as we go into lockdown. They know the importance of staying connected with people, they know the real importance of reaching out for help when they need it.

“But what may be surprising to people is just how difficult it is this time around because you’re just feeling fatigued.

“So I think the callout this time is … don’t forget to stay connected with people, don’t forget that it’s ok to actually not be coping too well but reach out for help.

“Also as we go into school holidays, remembering about our kids and our young people, that we really need to help them get through this as positively as possible.”

If you or anyone you know needs help:

Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800

Lifeline 13 11 14

Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636

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