Be Kind to Yourself – Visit Ballarat

Be Kind to Yourself
These are unprecedented times, and they are tough ones. Let’s band together as a community and show a little kindness.
Be kind homepage.
Help for Individuals.
Resources for Community Group Diversity.
Stories of kindness.
Emergency Relief Packages.
While you’re at home – start a new routine.
While you’re at home – stay active and healthy.
While you’re at home – there’s still plenty to enjoy.
Keep calm and read a book.
Co-louring in is not just for kids.
10 tips for managing anxiety during COVID-19
Tough times like these can really play havoc with our mental health.
Beyond Blue recognizes and understands the feelings of anxiety, distress and concern many of us are experiencing in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.
To access Beyond Blue’s free 24-hour counselling service, call 1300 22 4636 or visit

How to be kind to yourself.
Get outside for some gardening.
Why not get outside and enjoy the the fresh air. Listen to music, enjoy a Netflix binge – anything that makes you smile.
Head outside and tend to your garden or play with your kids.
Listen to music or read a book.
Dance like nobody’s watching.
Consciously un-couple with the news to avoid crisis overload.
Kick back with a Netflix binge – and a tub of ice cream from a local business.
Start a daily journal as a way to debrief and de-stress.
Do whatever it is that makes you happy.
While you’re at home – there’s still plenty to enjoy.
Read a book.

From settling in with a good book to virtual coffee dates with friends, or from learning something new, to family projects and virtual museum tours, there’s plenty you can enjoy.
Compassionate Ballarat Webinar Series
Compassionate Ballarat has partnered with Federation University Australia to deliver a new series of weekly webinars to help guide us through the COVID-19 outbreak.

Every Wednesday between 11.30am and 12pm, the webinars will feature leading Ballarat experts discussing a range of supportive topics.
Join the webinar by visiting
If you or anyone you know needs help
Lifeline on 13 11 14
beyondblue on 1300 224 636
MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978
Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800
Headspace on 1800 650 890
QLife on 1800 184 527

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