Tasmanians urged to 'check-in'

22 Jul 2020

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing

A new campaign has been launched to encourage Tasmanian’s to ‘check in’ with themselves and those around them following the impacts of COVID-19.

It is common to feel anxious and uncertain during these unpreceded times, as we know that that the pandemic has had a significant impact on the lives of Tasmanians.

Created by the Mental Health Council of Tasmania, the Check In website encourages all Tasmanians to take some steps in their day to day lives to look after their own mental health and wellbeing, and that of their loved ones.

Now is the perfect time to:

  • Check in on your own mental health,
  • Check in on a friend or family member, and
  • Check in on what is happening in your community

By answering some easy questions on the website, people can find guidance around what supports and information is available in Tasmania to help with the mental health and wellbeing of themselves or someone they care about.

More information can be found at http://checkin.org.au/

Further support is available if you feel like you or a loved one are not coping, including:

  • A Tasmanian Lifeline (1800 98 44 34)
  • Lifeline Australia (13 11 14)
  • Rural Alive and Well (1300 4357 6283)
  • Kids Helpline (1800 551 800)

For more immediate support for people experiencing significant mental health problems, our Mental Health Services Helpline is available 24/7 on 1800 332 388, and in an emergency call triple zero.