While COVID-19 is something we can’t see or touch, it has had a deep impact on our community’s mental health and wellbeing.
It’s taken away our independence, our jobs and for many, our livelihoods. It’s made us stay in our homes. Kept us isolated and unable to move freely. It’s taken our children out of schools. It’s distanced us from the ones we love and care about. It’s meant more of us are living on our own.
COVID-19 has turned our lives upside down. It’s made us question, feel and fear things we never have before. It’s stressful, unsettling and overwhelming, and it’s left so many of us physically and socially lonelier than we ever have before.
COVID-19 and your mental health and wellbeing
No matter who you are and where you live, because of the challenges we’re facing right now, you might be overcome with emotions.
You may be feeling confused, secluded, sad, anxious, depressed, frustrated, or you may just not feel like yourself and are struggling with negative thoughts.
No matter what you’re feeling, know that these feelings are normal.
And you don’t have to go through these challenges alone.
Acknowledging how you’re feeling and how you want to be feeling is the first step in the right direction to taking care of yourself and looking after your mental health needs. It can help to create and live an outlook on life that will improve how you feel.
Now take the next step, and get the support that’s right for you.
Mental Health and Wellbeing Innovation Grants Program
The ACT Government is committed to supporting innovative ideas that improve the mental health and wellbeing of Canberrans. In 2020-21, $350,000 was made available for individuals, community groups and organisations to support projects that will help Canberrans stay resilient and recover from the emotional and mental health impacts of COVID-19.
For more information on the grants please click here.