COVID-19 updates to services
Service providers and goodwill groups are continuing to operate as per normal during the 4-day lockdown.
Basic emergency relief including food, showers and laundry, services are based at the Beach St car park.
- Red Cross Soup Patrol, nightly 6.15-6.45pm
- Give to be Given, food provision: Tuesday 7-8.30pm, Saturday 7-9.30am
- Orange Sky showers, laundry and food provision: Tuesday 7-8pm; Saturday 7-9.30am
- One Voice showers and food provision: Saturday 5-8pm
St Patrick's Community Support Centre
Changes to service provision for the remainder of the week includes:
- The Day Centre will continue to operate (normal hours) however meals will be offered as take away only and other 'in person' services available are restricted.
- Showers are available.
- The Emergency Relief service will be done primarily by phone, and by exception in person where there is no reasonable alternative.
- Assertive outreach will continue in limited and target fashion applying social distancing measures and other health measures.
Other Critical Information
Here is some links to information that will help you adjust to the instability that COVID-19 can cause.
- If you are looking for some information on how the older generations can adjust the interruptions cause by COVID-19 to their daily lives please follow this link developed by COTA Western Australia: WD-14-FONT-COTAWA-Interruptions-Guide-2Mar22FNL19.pdf
- Community services play a crucial role in looking after our community. WACOSS are working together with our members, other WA human service peak bodies and the WA Government to ensure you have access to the latest trusted information and resources. Please follow this link here: Community Services COVID-19 Resources – WACOSS
- Getting COVID ready can be a difficult and overwhelming task, this information link will take you to a prepare get ready COVID-19 flyer by the WA Primary Health Alliance on Corona Prevention Flyer (practiceassist.com.au)
WA Government is Here to Help
We recognise that Western Australian's may be feeling anxious over things we can't control, so the WA Government has launched a campaign to help people through the process of managing stress and reducing anxiety. Please find more information and links below.
Delivered over the next three months, the ‘Learn to Look After You’ campaign acknowledges these feelings, and provides strategies to cope including focusing on things we can control, treating ourselves kindly and prioritising the things that bring us joy.
Learning to look after you involves learning practical, evidence-based strategies which can assist us all to gain and maintain our mental health during challenging times, including:
- Shifting your thoughts
- Treating yourself with kindness
- Prioritising things that bring you joy
- Accepting change and stay flexible
- Connecting with others
- Managing COVID-19 anxiety
The ‘Learn to Look After You’ campaign has been developed by Think Mental Health in partnership with THIS WAY UP. THIS WAY UP is a not-for-profit, joint initiative of St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney and the University of New South Wales. THIS WAY UP is supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Health as part of the National Leadership in Mental Health program. Learn more at thiswayup.org.au