5 tips for managing pandemic fatigue

Practical strategies for managing anxietyThe Australian Government's National Mental Health Commission identifies pandemic fatigue as a real challenge facing Australians right now: 

"We found the courage to support ourselves, our loved ones and our communities through many hardships last year, but it’s a bit different this time as many of us are running close to empty emotionally and mentally. It’s absolutely understandable that many Australians are experiencing pandemic fatigue at this time, but it’s important to realise that we can overcome it."

Some of the most effective ways to manage these feelings include:

  • identify and practice self-care strategies that work for you
  • exercise and get sweaty - it's great for your mental health
  • reach out to friends and family, particularly those who may not have many connections
  • take a break and do the things you've been putting off for a rainy day
  • keep communicating and reach out for help when you need

We know it's a challenging time right now, but we’re here for you, and we’ll continue to support you. We've put together a range of resources including a video with self-care tips from the MS community and you can also access our on-demand webinar library.

Our team in ACT, Victoria and NSW is also working remotely at this time, and we’re available to provide services online, by phone or face-to-face where permitted. If you’d like information about services available by Telehealth or you need any support, please contact MS Connect on 1800 042 138 or msconnect@ms.org.au.

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