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Managing Uncertain Times 

No matter the hard stuff that’s happening around you, there are things you can do that will help how you’re feeling today; Learn to Look After You.

Here For You confidential mental health alcohol and drug support line. Call 1800437348

There are practical, evidence-based strategies that can help us to manage our mental health during challenging times, including when we feel like the things that are happening, are out of our control. Strategies include:

  • Shift your thoughts and focus on the good stuff.
  • Treat yourself with kindness and cut yourself some slack. 
  • Do what brings you joy. 
  • Remember that things will change, and you might have to roll with plan B.
  • Connect with others.

Keep reading to learn how to use these strategies, to look after you. 

Thank you to our partners at THIS WAY UP for helping us to adapt this information and advice for you.

The ‘Learn to Look After You’ campaign and this supporting web content has been developed by Think Mental Health in partnership with THIS WAY UP. For more information about the ‘Learn to Look After You’ campaign, visit the campaign page.

THIS WAY UP is a not-for-profit, joint initiative of St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney and the University of New South Wales. THIS WAY UP is supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Health as part of the National Leadership in Mental Health program. Learn more at thiswayup.org.au.

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