Are you feeling overwhelmed by the current COVID-19 crisis?
- Are you finding there are times you are feeling overwhelmed, your mood is low, or you are angry or just generally not coping with day-to-day life?
- Are you struggling with managing work and home schooling?
- Is your relationship under strain due to lock-down conditions?
- Are you struggling financially?
- Are you feeling lonely or isolated?
- Are you struggling to go to the supermarket?
- Have you been ignoring other health conditions and been unable to attend important appointments?
- Are you over the age of 16?
You are not alone
If you live in the Frankston Mornington Peninsula region and answered yes to any of the questions above, you may be eligible for our Covid-19 Support Program.
You don’t need to have a diagnosed mental illness, you may not even be able to describe exactly what you are feeling right now. You may have family or friends you would normally talk with, but you know they are also struggling and don’t want to burden them. If this sounds like you, please reach out. Our service is free, so you have nothing to lose by having a chat with one of our caring staff.
Mentis Assist has qualified mental health professionals who can provide telephone or videoconference support through this challenging time.
What’s on offer?
You will receive dedicated phone or videoconference support from an experienced mental health practitioner. You may just want to chat once a week and work out a plan of action for how to manage day-to-day life and/or family responsibilities during this period. Our staff can assist with providing;
- Regular connection with someone who understands emotional distress and can provide tips for managing low moods
- Linkages to local services who are providing specialised support during the Covid-19 crisis
- Access to our Centrelink phone service
- Assistance with arranging click and collect or on-line shopping deliveries
- Referrals with local area specialists providing mental health supports
- Support to access counselling or family violence services
- Links to online groups of interest (art, yoga, music, etc.)
To find out more, please contact Bernadette Eddelbuttel on 1300 MENTIS (1300 636 847)