Mental health support - COVID-19

It’s normal to feel stress and worry when there is a health event happening in the community that is affecting people’s wellbeing, such as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

This can affect people through isolation from loved ones and usual supports, changes to normal daily routines, changes to or loss of work, difficult financial situations, as well as anxiety about becoming unwell.

To support the mental health of South Australians during this time we have established a Virtual Support Network of services based locally in South Australia.

This page provides information about the Virtual Support Network services and other resources for mental health support during this challenging time.

COVID-19 Virtual Support Network

Through our Virtual Support Network all South Australians can access the help they need when they need it through our network of specialist services:
SA COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line 1800 632 753 or chat online at SACOVIDMentalHealth.org.au - available 8.00 am to 8.00 pm, every day

COVID-19 Mental Health Peer Support Line 1800 022 020 or chat online at skylight.org.au/covid-19-support-line - available 5.00 pm to 11.30 pm, every day

ASKPEACE for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse community (08) 8245 8110 - available 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday

Thirrili for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community 1800 841 313 - available 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday

Carers SA 1800 422 737 - available 9.00am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday

Resource Options and Support for Carers (08) 8245 7196 or email customer@ucwb.org.au - available 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday

Affordable SA 1800 025 539 - available 9.30 am to 8.00 pm, Monday to Thursday and 9.30 am to 4.00 pm Friday’s (except public holidays).

For more information about these services see the COVID-19 Virtual Support Network page.

COVID-19 mental health fact sheets

Information for the community

For information on coping and mental health support, including other telephone and online services, see our Mental Health COVID-19 Fact Sheet - Information for the community (PDF 288KB).

Pregnancy and new parenthood

For information on mental health support after the birth of your baby, including telephone and online services, see our COVID-19 Fact Sheet - Mental health in pregnancy and new parenthood (PDF 292KB).

Postnatal mental health

For information on coping and looking after your mental health and wellbeing after the birth of your baby, including telephone and other services, see our COVID-19 Fact Sheet - Postnatal mental health (PDF 296KB).

Open Your World Website

The Open Your World website provides South Australians with valuable resources, tools and information to support improving wellbeing by staying healthy, active and connected.

Open Your World brings together information from a wide range of government agencies and non-government organisations in one place, providing an interactive and accessible one-stop-shop for information about wellbeing. For more information, see the Open Your World website.

Mental Health Emergency Triage Service

For assistance in a mental health emergency, contact the mental health triage service -
telephone 13 14 65 available 24 hours, seven days a week.