Why not get outside and enjoy the fresh air. Go for a walk around your local neighbourhood, or cycle around your local park. Or perhaps you can listen to some new music, have a virtual coffee date with a friend or watch your favourite TV show – anything that makes you smile.
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If you're feeling anxious, distressed or concerned it is totally understandable and you can talk to someone. Beyond Blue offers a free 24-hour Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service. To get in touch phone 1800 512 348 or visit coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au/.
- Go outside and enjoy nature everyday
- Explore your local parks and waterways
- Play some music you love
- Cook something new
- Plant something and watch it grow
- Take up a new hobby
- Contact family and friends online or on the phone
- Watch a film you have always wanted to watch
- Keep a journal
- Take some time away from the news
To inspire you with more ideas The City of Ballarat have put together an awesome list of at home activities.
As we're all now spending a lot more time at home than we might like, staying as physically active as possible is more important than ever, for both our physical and mental health.
It can be tough to find ways to stay active when you’re locked down at home. But we're challenging you to get creative and Find Your 30 each day in lockdown.
30 minutes of exercise each day can lead to a happier and healthier lifestyle, and during this lockdown we've put together a creative list to help you find your 30.
To help you stay active while at home our partners have developed a range of online fitness programs to help you.
To help you make the most of your essential exercise outings during the coronavirus pandemic, VicHealth have created a list of tips for cycling and walking while staying physically distant.
Disability Victoria have compiled a list of exercises to help people with a disability keep active.
- You can access free mindfulness meditations from Smiling Mind. To listen to the meditations visit their website or download their free app.
- Watch the How to practice mindfulness and meditation for the Deaf Community video from the Karli Health Centre.
- Learn practical ways to protect your mental health via This Way Up.
- If you, or anyone you know, need help Head to Health provides links to trusted Australian online and phone supports, resources and treatment options.
- If you're working from home during this time, read Black Dog Institute's Checklist to support your mental health.