Covid-19 Useful Resources
31 March 2020 /
/ By Collette Beck
Federal Government translated resources
Department of Health translated resources
Federal Government general information in English
Department of Home Affairs current alerts
Department of Health current alerts
Australian Government portal
State Government resources translated resources
Victoria Department of Health Reduce your risk posters in 48 languages; audio public service announcements in some languages; handwashing posters in some languages)
NSW Health (FAQs in 7 languages, social distancing and hygiene messages in 20 languages)
Other useful resources
WHO and Red Cross have excellent posters on how to effectively handwash (with soap) and handrub (with hand sanitiser).
Red Cross has also developed a poster of simple steps to reduce the spread (19 languages)
Ethnolink – 50 languages – they’ve compiled information under languages, released by various Australian government health departments
SBS (63 languages, including a translation of this fact sheet of FAQs)
How to cope with stress related to COVID-19 online resource
Translation into 21 languages about services
1800 650 890
Kids Helpline webpage dedicated to support during COVID-19
1800 55 180
Youth Beyond Blue
Supporting early learning communities
Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak
National Coronavirus Helpline
A list of resources about COVID-19 in other languages.
1800 020 080
Mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak
A free interpreting service for people who do not speak English is available at 13 11 14.
To access this service please:
1) Call TIS on 131 450 and ask to talk to Lifeline on 13 11 14 in the language required.
2) TIS will call 13 11 14 on behalf of the caller.
Embrace Multicultural Mental Health
Multilingual information about mental health
Head to Health
Psychological tips for coping with infectious diseases
Supporting culturally and linguistically diverse people
Transcultural Mental Health Centre
COVID-19 Information resources
Life in Mind
Mental Health Australia
Mental Health Australia has launched a new social awareness and connection campaign to promote positive mental health and wellbeing during this time of physical distancing and heightened anxiety in our community. The best way to follow the campaign is via social media using the hashtag #LookAfterYourMentalHealthAustralia
Other national help lines and websites:
Confidential information, counselling and support service open 24 hours to support people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse.
Black Dog Institute
Information on symptoms, treatment and prevention of depression and bipolar disorder.
1800 242 636
Short-term counselling and emotional and psychological support services for carers and their families in each state and territory.
1300 78 99 78
A telephone and online support, information and referral service, helping men to deal with relationship problems in a practical and effective way.
1800 61 44 34
An online and telephone clinic providing free assessment and treatment services for Australian adults with anxiety or depression.
National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO)
Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services and Aboriginal Medical Services in each state and territory.
NSW Mental Health Line
1800 011 511
NSW Refugee Health Service
Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors
1800 184 527 3pm-12am
QLife is Australia’s first nationally-oriented counselling and referral service for LGBTI people.
1300 364 277
A provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities.
1800 18 7263
Information about mental illness, treatments, where to go for support and help carers.
Support after Suicide
Information, resources, counselling and group support to those bereaved by suicide. Education and professional development to health, welfare and education professionals.