Coping with COVID-19 anxiety

The Australian Psychological Society (APS) has prepared tips for coping with anxiety brought on or exacerbated by the COVID-19 situation. Helpful information and resources are also available through the University’s dedicated page on the staff portal.

It’s normal to feel worried or uneasy following a stressful event, such as the declaration of a global pandemic and the ensuing focus as it impacts the world. However it is important to recognise stress in ourselves and those close to us, and manage it so it does not evolve into more severe anxiety or panic.

Staff are reminded that the University’s COVID-19 information page is regularly updated and includes information on health and wellbeing.

The APS is providing information sheets and guides online, including Tips for coping with coronavirus anxiety, that outlines useful strategies to help adults and children cope with the stress or anxiety experienced as a result of the pandemic.

Further resources are available from SA Health, including the COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line – 1800 632 753.

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