City of Newcastle develops information toolkit to support community wellbeing

14 May 2020

A free wellbeing toolkit designed to help people navigate financial, psychological and public health concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is now available to the community. 

City of Newcastle has developed a COVID-19 Wellbeing Information Pack to support the community and local businesses through this challenging time. 

The 34-page pack includes tips for boosting your immune system, like getting enough sleep and eating well; improving your mental health through mindfulness exercises; looking after your social wellbeing by staying connected with friends and family and more. 

Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said COVID-19 had far-reaching impacts on almost every aspect of our lives, making access to resources like the Wellbeing Information Pack particularly important. 

“Every one of us has been impacted by the coronavirus and we’re all doing the best we can to keep ourselves and our families safe and healthy,” the Lord Mayor said. 

“City of Newcastle’s COVID-19 Wellbeing Information Pack contains useful resources to support the health of our community and connect people to the services they may need in this challenging time. 

“We are living through history, so it’s OK to press pause and access the help you need to stay well – physically, mentally, socially and financially.” 

The information pack links to support services such as Lifeline and Beyond Blue and references trusted news sources whilst providing tips to limit media exposure to reduce stress and anxiety. 

There are also home workouts for adults and children to try, particularly for those working from home and home-schooling, while the Pack also includes financial resources and a directory of domestic and family violence support services. 

The COVID-19 Wellbeing Information Pack is available via the City of Newcastle website and will be distributed across the city’s community and business networks. The City’s Emergency Services Relief Guide can also be accessed online.