“My local small businesses and cafes are being impacted by ongoing staffing problems. I worry for them.”

When things seem a bit uncertain, it’s normal to feel a little worried or even scared. It’s your body’s natural response to a real or perceived threat.

Try to remember that Tasmania has come a long way, and we’re in a much better position than we were when the pandemic started. At the beginning of the pandemic the only way to keep Tasmanians safe was to keep COVID out. We have more knowledge and understanding of the different strains of COVID now, and the things we can do to reduce our risk of catching it. Tasmania also has a very high vaccination rate, which further helps to prevent the spread of COVID.

Want to talk to someone?

Tasmanian-focused and Tasmanian-based, A Tasmanian Lifeline offers non-judgmental, one-off or ongoing support for anyone feeling anxious, upset or having a tough time. If you are feeling overwhelmed, need a listening ear or friendly voice to reassure you, highly skilled Support Workers are here ready to talk to you.