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Posted by 14/01/2021

Coronavirus is having a large impact on our lives and we have all had to make changes to stop the spread and keep our friends and family safe.

Some of these changes like physical distancing, staying at home, communicating more online or on the phone, loss of job, financial pressures, and limiting travel may have made you feel isolated and lonely. You might be having trouble sleeping, feeling anxious and stressed, mood changes, low energy levels or worrying about the future a lot more than you did before.

Many people are having these same feelings at the moment and you are not alone. Looking after your mental wellbeing is as important as looking after your physical health. There’s nothing wrong with asking for help. The good news is that there are things you can do to feel better:

  • Keep in touch with family and friends – via phone or video chat. Talking to people about how you are feeling can help you feel better.
  • Get enough sleep – sleep will help your body recharge and manage stress better.
  • Eat well and stay active – eating healthy foods and exercising is good for mental and physical health.
  • Create a routine that works for you – plan your day and have regular bedtime and mealtimes.

During times like these it is important you know where to go for help. The Head to Health website has information and resources to support people from diverse backgrounds who might be feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or just not like themselves.

You can search and access a range of free or low-cost telephone based and online mental health services or find out more information about how to look after your mental health.

Visit www.headtohealth.gov.au  for information and resources in your language, and professional support https://www.health.gov.au/resources/translated/coronavirus-covid-19-mental-health-social-captions-other-languages

If you need support, talk to your doctor or speak with a trained health professional by calling the Coronavirus Wellbeing Support Service on 1800 512 348. If you need interpreter help call TIS National on 131 450 and ask to be connected.

 

 

C-19 Mental Health – Australian Government

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  • Stryder has provided a quality service and I look forward to booking more buses when we are able to go on excursions again in the future.

  • “I would like to thank Robyn for going the extra mile and assisting me with
    my registration for your service. The whole process went seamlessly and your
    drivers are excellent.”

  • “Thank you for your wonderful service yesterday, making our Rotary Club’s “Vivid Experience” simple and convenient, with personalised service from your team”.

  • “I would like to thank Stav for her last minute efforts in providing me with transport to my medical appointment today.  I was very worried about missing it, so very appreciative of the effort she made.  Great Job Stav!”

    Maree G.
  • “Thank you for a great service.  Joseph drove me to and from Macquarie Centre.  Joseph was very helpful and assisted me to the door with care.  I appreciated this especially, as it was raining”.

    Mavis R
  • “I had a lovely trip today to Bondi Beach. Silvio also took us for a scenic drive on the way home and he is very knowledgeable about the area, thanks for a lovely day”.

    Betty W
  • “All your drivers are unsung heroes and they should be the ones receiving medals on Australia Day!  I would like to thank Iain who helped me yesterday as I was having a bad day and he made it better for me.”

    Olive S.
  • “Maria just wanted to say a big thank you for all our help last year and earlier this year and wanted to wish all the staff a merry Christmas as without our help she does not know how she would have coped without our assistance.”

    Maria C.
  • “I was very nervous today because it was my first time using your service but Steve the driver made my trip comfortable and I would like to thank Steve for all his help.”

    Mary S.
  • “Dianne, thank you for dropping the forms off at my home.    Such a load off my mind to know someone is there to help me to  my medical appointments. I really appreciate your dedication.”

    Edna E.
  • “Many thanks to all the drivers and bus assistants.  They are so helpful and make our social outings wonderful and enjoyable.  They are good drivers and we feel relaxed, safe and comfortable.”

    Betty W
  • “Thank you so much Robyn & Dianne for taking special care of us at Mary Poppins last week, your help was greatly appreciated.”

    Lauris & Ailsa (HHL)
  • “Malia & staff, thank you very much for caring and supporting my husband.”

    Sofi & Samir
  • “To all the voluntary workers at Stryder for their  tireless workers in the office for being so patient and understanding.  Thank you for all your tireless hands & feet.”

    Hazel S
  • “Stav & Malia, What a great trip I had thanks to the both of you.  You certainly went beyond your duties always there for us all and taking us to beautiful places, so relaxing, you both did work very hard and never grumbled.  I shall always remember Port Stephens trip so thank you both.”

    Joan R
  • “On behalf of the Eastwood Ladies Probus Club  we would like to pass on a very big thank you to Mike the driver who drove us to Ettalong Diggers Club for our Christmas in July Luncheon. Mike was a very careful, friendly and a thorough gentlemen which made our day very pleasant.”

    Barbara S.
  • “Dear Alan, Just a note to express our appreciation to you, as the driver, transporting the members of the Eastwood Garden Club today…. Thank you for being so pleasant and agreeable, with such competent driving skills.”

    Margaret C
  • “Thanks to Ken, who seamlessly handled the situation when bus had a flat tyre. Excellent composure and passengers were hardly inconvenienced at all.”

    Elaine C
  • “I had an enjoyable morning shopping at Macquarie (Centre) today…. Wonderful, friendly drivers and we are so well looked after. It’s a wonderful service.”

    Margaret W
  • “Thanks to all the Community Transport team for your tremendous, supportive, help. Heartfelt thanks for meeting the needs of people like me.”

    Daniel C