Looking after yourself

Western Australia is open to interstate travel bringing relief and happiness to many people in WA as families and friends become reunited. However, some people might be worried with increased cases of COVID in WA.

It is natural to feel anxious, scared or frustrated when we feel like we don’t have control over a situation. However, there are things we can do to manage how we are feeling about it.

There are a number of simple actions you can take to help maintain your mental health and wellbeing, see Ways to look after your mental health and wellbeing for more information.

If COVID-19 is causing you particular stress or anxiety or if you are beginning to feel overwhelmed, it’s important to reach out for help. If you need help now you can use the below tools and resources:

Dedicated coronavirus mental wellbeing support service – Beyond Blue
Phone: 1800 512 348
Hours: 24/7
Cost: Free (cost of local call applies, and could be more from mobile).

Aboriginal people can find tailored support and information at https://strongspiritstrongmind.com.au/getting-help/coronavirus/

Community Mental Health Services
Phone: 9753 6400
Address: 18 Fearn Avenue Margaret River
Hours:  Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM
Cost: Free

Rural Link
During business hours you will be connected to your local community mental health clinic.
After hours: Monday to Friday 4.30 PM to 8:30 AM
24 hours Saturday, Sunday and public holidays
1800 552 002

Family Mental Health Support Service
Margaret River
Phone: 6164 0600
Hours: by appointment
Email: info@relationshipswa.org.au

Headspace Margaret River
Supports young people (12- 25 years)
Phone: 6164 0680
Hours: Tuesday 11 AM to 7 PM; Wednesday to Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Cost: Free

GP Down South, Margaret River Community Centre
Free counselling and care coordination for financially and socially disadvantaged clients, maximum 6 sessions.  All ages, no mental health care plan required, for people who self-report financial hardship.
Address: 33 Tunbridge Street
Phone: 9754 3662
Email: mhteam@gpdownsouth.com.au
Hours: Fridays only
Cost: Free