“I didn’t think the case numbers would balloon so quickly. I don’t feel prepared to deal with this.”

When things seem a little bit uncertain, it’s normal to feel a little bit worried or even scared. At times like these it pays to focus on what you can control, which is protecting yourself, family and friends by continuing with COVID-safe behaviours such as, social distancing, keeping hands clean and wearing a mask.

Taking things one day at a time, and focussing on the things you can control can help reduce your worry. Create a COVID Safety Kit to keep at home and avoid needing a last-minute shop: tissues, sanitiser, a thermometer, cough syrup, paracetamol and ibuprofen.

Want to talk to someone?

Tasmanian-focused and Tasmanian based, A Tasmanian Lifeline offers non-judgmental, one-off or ongoing support for anyone 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.