Senior Australians, their families and carers can now call a dedicated free call support line aimed at supporting the mental health of those impacted by the spread of COVID-19.
Talking to someone who understands and listens is an important outlet for anybody struggling to cope as the spread of the virus creates additional pressure on individuals and communities. The phone line will be staffed with advisers who can offer practical help and advice.
In addition, the Department of Health is currently working to enable existing home support and home care providers to source technology-based personal monitoring systems for vulnerable Senior Australians who are self-isolating.
The support line will operate Monday to Friday (except public holidays) from 8.30am - 6pm.
To find out more information click here or call the COVID-19 support line on 1800 171 866.