How we’re keeping COVID safe

We’re so excited to get back out into the community to promote positive mental health and reduce stigma. As a community, we’ve have been, and continue to be experiencing challenges, so it’s an important time to talk about our mental health and wellbeing.

We’ve put a number of measures in place to keep our team and the community safe while we deliver these messages. Here are a few examples:

  • Regular cleaning of our presentation materials and work cars
  • Hand sanitiser in our presentation suitcases and work cars
  • Cleaning and sanitising schedules
  • Signage and space markings at our office so staff can maintain 1.5m between each other
  • Planning questions to make sure any venue we visit has the capacity for 2 square meters per person

When you request a presentation for your school, sporting club or workplace, you can rest assured that we are doing everything we can to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep our community well.

Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

Stay ChatTY recognises and understands the feelings of anxiety, distress and concern many people may be experiencing in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Below are some tips that might be helpful to manage any changes to daily life.

Stay connected

Stay connected with friends, family and colleagues via email, social media, video conferencing or telephone.


Engage in healthy activities that you enjoy and find relaxing.

Working from home/school

For those working from home, try to maintain a healthy balance by allocating specific work hours, taking regular breaks and, if possible, establishing a dedicated workspace.

Avoid news and social media if you find it distressing

Being exposed to large volumes of negative information can heighten feelings of anxiety. While it’s important to stay informed, you may find it useful to limit your media intake if it is upsetting you or your family.

Only access good quality information

It’s important to get accurate information from credible sources such as those listed below. This will also help you maintain perspective and feel more in control.

Stay ChatTY is not a counselling service

If you ever feel unable to cope because of overwhelming or intense emotions, or if you have any thoughts of harming yourself, then ask for help immediately. These services are available to you for anything big or small.

National 24/7 crisis services

Or visit for a full list of in-person, telephone and online services.

It’s a difficult thing to go through, but there is help out there and you can bounce back.