We have put together some tips below on how to stay informed and there are also links to some services that we encourage you to use.
TRY TO MAINTAIN PERSPECTIVE
While it is reasonable for people to be concerned about the outbreak of coronavirus, try to remember that medical, scientific and public health experts around the world are working hard to contain the virus, treat those affected and develop a vaccine as quickly as possible.
FIND A HEALTHY BALANCE IN RELATION TO MEDIA COVERAGE
Being exposed to large volumes of negative information can heighten feelings of anxiety. While it’s important to stay informed, you may find it useful to limit your media intake if it is upsetting you or your friends and family.
ACCESS GOOD QUALITY INFORMATION
It’s important to get accurate information from credible sources. This will also help you maintain perspective and feel more in control. Here are a couple of links to government-run information sites, where you can be confident the information is accurate and up to date.
The team at Solar Train want you to come through this crisis fit, healthy and ready to thrive. We have found a great resource for staying in control of your situation.
And lastly, if you are feeling overwhelmed The Beyond Blue Support Service offers short term counselling and referrals by phone and webchat on 1300 22 4636.
Click on the link below to access a simple and effective process that will keep you in the right mindset through these unusual times.
Stay safe! Stay positive!
Pandemics can be scary, but history has proved that they all have passed and life will turn back to normal. It is common to fear the unknown but keep smiling, keep safe and stay focused.
Distract your self by talking to your friends and listening to some good music. If you are finding it hard to stay calm through this overwhelming situation, try the Smiling Mind App, it could really help you.
Lastly, a big thank you to our Doctors and Nurses for working through this extremely tough pandemic. All the best and look after yourselves.