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Staying at home and physically self-isolating yourself and your family can be hard. It can be boring, it can be lonely and it can get you down, but it doesn’t need to be like that

It can also be an opportunity to get creative, to find new ways of connecting with those you love or to do some work on yourself.

You can jump on to your favourite video app and connect with family and friends. Has someone got a birthday coming up? Set up a Zoom meeting or ‘House Party’ to sing happy birthday and cut the cake.

Elders, do you need a cuppa and some conversation? Set up a Zoom meeting and have a yarn. If you don't know how to, call someone to help you.

How are your cooking skills? Jump on YouTube and learn something new.

For more ideas on keeping yourself on track, head over our Facebook page to watch videos on how Mob are keeping themselves busy and learning new skills. Shelley Ware is learning how to make pasta!

Don't forget though, everyone is allowed out to do exercise. So head out for a walk, jog, kick a ball, practice on the hoops or maybe get to those jobs around the house you've been putting off. Just remember to maintain 1.5 meters unless you're doing all of this with people you live with. 

Below are some useful links and services:

Mental health

  • Yarning Safe'n'Strong is a 24 hour seven days a week hotline 1800959563 to have a yarn about how you're going as the restrictions get tougher.

Alcohol and other drugs

  • Harm Reduction Victoria is a peer based, community organisation. HRVic can provide information for people who use drugs (PWUD)
  • VACCHO Healthy Spirit, Healthy Community book

Finances

Staying in touch

  • House Party is the face-to-face social network where you can connect with the people you care about the most.
  • Zoom communication tool for calls, video calls and messaging (groups as well)
  • Skype communication tool for calls and messaging

Free entertainment

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

Maybe it's time to start channelling your inner foodie: 

 A list of varied services can be found here.