Be kind to yourself

Be kind to yourself
As individuals, situations like the coronavirus pandemic can affect us all in different ways. Some may adapt easily while others will find things more difficult and challenging. During times of change or uncertainty, it's normal to feel stressed or anxious. There are things you can do to help you cope. There are also lots of services and assistance available if you need extra support.

Ways to be kind to yourself

  • Maintain a regular routine.
  • Take a walk and get some fresh air. Why not visit one of our many great outdoor parks and reserves
  • Do something you enjoy such as cooking, listening to music or reading. Our Libraries have great options available.
  • Switch off from your screen. Aim for a couple of hours screen-free time every day.
  • Get enough rest. Try going to bed a bit earlier at night.
  • Take a break from the news.
  • Stay active with regular exercise.
  • Eat a well-balanced diet. 
  • Maintain social connections and keep in touch with friends, family or colleagues.

Mental health tips

These are the National Mental Health Commission’s top ten tips on how best to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. These tips were developed in collaboration with more than 20 mental health and social service organisations to help support better mental health and wellbeing.

  • Choose me time over screen time.
  • Caring for yourself helps you care for others.
  • Financial stress is real stress. Seek free support today.
  • It’s better not to bottle up your feelings. Take steps to change your drinking habits.
  • Make a routine that works for you.
  • There is no place for domestic or family violence. Help is here.
  • Help is available if you reach out.
  • Your support can make a difference.
  • Play your part. Feel good by doing good.
  • Make a break a regular thing.

Do you need extra support?

The outbreak of COVID-19 and the restrictions in place to help limit its spread, have changed how we all live. For many people, this has created additional stress, pressure and uncertainty. If you or anyone you know needs help there are services and supports available to assist.

Community Relief Service 
This free service provided by Mildura Rural City Council can support anyone in our community who needs extra assistance or is isolated. 

Support for businesses and individuals
Find contact information, links and a range of resources for business, financial, emotional, parenting, family violence, health and disability supports.