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The National Mental Health Commission has released a pamphlet with advice on how to watch for and reduce COVID fatigue.

The pamphlet explains that while we can all experience pandemic fatigue in different ways, it is possible to counter its effects. Look out for some of these signs in yourself and those around you and take practical steps to be kind to yourself, stay connected, check in with each other, and seek professional support when needed.

For the pamphlet Click here for flyer

Some of the most effective ways to overcome these feelings include:
➔ Frustration and tiredness
➔ Low in energy
➔ Restlessness
➔ Irritability
➔ Hopelessness
➔ Difficulty looking forward to tomorrow
➔ Dread
➔ Not wanting to be with others
➔ Increased use of alcohol or other substances
➔ Lack of enthusiasm for things you would normally enjoy

Some of the most effective ways to overcome these feelings include
➔ Identify and practice self-care strategies that work for you
➔ Keep kids communicating Let children know it is ok to be worried, and talk it out
➔ Get sweaty – exercise is great for mental health
➔ Reach out to those who may not have connections
➔ Follow facts from trusted sources
➔ Take a break and do the things you’ve been putting off for a rainy day

If at any time you feel overwhelmed by any feelings, it is important that you talk to someone you trust. A GP, family member or friend, or make contact with any of the services (available 24/7) below:
Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Services: 1800 512 348
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800
www.headtohealth.gov.au