How can you keep yourself safe, healthy and calm?
1. Stay informed
2. Stay healthy
- Please seek medical help if you are concerned about your health. People sick from COVID-19 may have the following symptoms: fever, cough, sore throat and shortness of breath.
- To speak to a registered nurse for health advice, call Healthdirect on 1800 022 222. You can call this number at any time.
- You can call a doctor or call 000 if you are in an emergency situation.
3. Stay calm. Find help
It can feel overwhelming during this time as we work together to combat the spread of COVID-19 particularly if you have family in affected areas or have not been able to return home or to Australia because of travel restrictions.
It is OK to seek help and support. Many people do – including international students. It will not affect your enrolment or your visa.
Here are several services and resources that are available in a range of languages or that have a tailored approach to supporting international students.
How to cope with stress related to COVID-19 online resource
Translation into 21 languages about services
Phone: 1800 650 890
Kids Helpline webpage dedicated to support during COVID-19
Phone:1800 55 1800
Youth Beyond Blue
Supporting early learning communities
Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak
National Coronavirus Helpline
A list of resources about COVID-19 in other languages.
Phone: 1800 020 080
Mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak
A free interpreting service for people who do not speak English is available at 13 11 14.
To access this service please:
1) Call TIS on 131 450 and ask to talk to Lifeline on 13 11 14 in the language required.
2) TIS will call 13 11 14 on behalf of the caller.
Embrace Multicultural Mental Health
Multilingual information about mental health
Head to Health
Psychological tips for coping with infectious diseases
Supporting culturally and linguistically diverse people
Transcultural Mental Health Centre
COVID-19 Information resources
Life in Mind
Mental Health Australia
Mental Health Australia has launched a new social awareness and connection campaign to promote positive mental health and wellbeing during this time of physical distancing and heightened anxiety in our community. The best way to follow the campaign is via social media using the hashtag #LookAfterYourMentalHealthAustralia
Time to Talk
Time 2 Talk is a free telephone support service for people around a range of COVID-19 related challenges relating to individuals, couples, families, and households. Time 2 Talk is a telephone service staffed by a team of qualified relationship counsellors and social workers, established to assist members of the community.
Phone: 1300 022 966
For more information visit the Department of Education, Skills and Employment factsheet
Supporting the welfare of international students
How are government agencies and education institutions supporting the wellbeing of international students?
Take the Onshore Student Sentiment Survey
Download the infographic for more information
Download the State and Territory student welfare support map
Download the infographic
Get through COVID-19 and set yourself up for success