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Stress and coping

The outbreak of the coronavirus is undoubtedly stressful for people. It may be more stressful for some of us than others or be stressful in different ways for some people than others.  Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Learning to cope with stress makes everyone stronger.


Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations

How you respond to the outbreak can depend on your background, the things that make you different from other people, and the community you live in.


People who may respond more strongly to the stress of a crisis include: 

  • Older people and people with chronic diseases who are at higher risk for COVID-19 

  • Children and teens

  • People who are helping with the response to COVID-19, like doctors and other health care providers, or first responders

  • People who have mental health conditions including problems with substance use


Signs of stress during a stressful time can include:

  • Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones

  • Changes in sleep or eating patterns

  • Difficulty sleeping or concentrating

  • Worsening of chronic health problems

  • Increased use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs


Taking care of yourself, your friends, and your family can help you cope with stress. Helping others cope with their stress can also make your community stronger.


Things you can do to support yourself

Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.

  • Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs.

  • Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.

  • Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.


If you’re struggling with your mental health or having other issues, CWC QLD has a great team of psychologists who are passionate about helping individuals.

If you feel you need assistance, please contact us www.cwcqld.com.

Telehealth services are available.

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Monday 8am - 6pm 

Tuesday: 8am - 8pm

Wednesday: 8am - 6pm

Thursday: 8am - 6pm

Friday: 8am - 6pm

Saturday: 8am - 12pm

CONTACT

2 DESHON STREET

WOOLLOONGABBA QLD 4102

TEL. 07 3891 2273  |  FAX 07 3891 1019

EMAIL RECEPTION@CWCQLD.COM

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