5 Tips on managing stress with the Covid-19 lockdown

This week, the Australian Government agreed to fund Medicare bulk-billed video-assessments with a psychiatrist for all children under the age of 16.

If you would like more information my waitlist, please go to the Call to Mind telepsychiatry website https://calltomind.com.au/

If you need urgent help please call 000 or Lifeline 13 111 4.

Everyone copes differently during times of high stress.

Here are 5 quick tips you can try today!

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