If you’re feeling isolated, you’re not alone!

During lockdown on the Sunshine Coast, Bloomhill volunteers said they suffered from the lack of connection with their peers and colleagues.

For those with health concerns, it can be an especially nervous time, with the danger of contracting COVID-19 top of our minds.

Many of us are going through the same feelings of vulnerability, isolation, and uncertainty as the pandemic continues. We’re in this together.

If you’re needing connection, pick up the phone! Call someone you volunteer with, or a friend or loved one. Some resources you might find useful are at www.headtohealth.gov.au

Staying connected

The connections you make through relationships, places, and social activities can build a safety net for your physical and mental health. Healthy connections with family, friends, partners and co-workers, and having a pet, are known to lower levels of anxiety and depression, and raise self-esteem.

Staying connected

How sleep can change everything

If we have quality sleep, we wake up feeling refreshed. We are better able to cope with challenges and come up with better ideas, and we get along better with the people around us. In contrast, when we don't get quality sleep, we can feel fuzzy and irritable, and it can also lead to increased anxiety and depression.

Changing your sleep

Move your body!

Being active can be an effective way to maintain your physical and mental health. Physical activity doesn't have to be exercise. It could be anything you do in your day-to-day life – like running errands or doing housework.

Get moving