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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

In the interest of public health and safety, Iris Foundation has postponed all in-person fundraising events until further notice. Community & Business Women’s Network gatherings, preadolescent mental health programs and workshops have recommenced in a format compliant with government social distancing guidelines

Staff can still be contacted via regular channels or enquiries@irisfoundation.org.au

 

We continue to use this page to highlight useful information and updates regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

 

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Central Coast Primary Care is currently operating a respiratory screening clinic at Erina. For details or to book an appointment, call 4365 2294 or visit: https://ccpc.com.au/

 

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One of the most effective ways to manage your mental health in the current crisis is to get information from sources that are carefully fact-checked. Trustworthy sources include:

 

World Health Organisation: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

 

 Australian Government (Department of Health): https://www.health.gov.au/

 

NSW Health: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx

 

Beyond  Blue: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/the-facts/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak

 

ABC News: https://www.abc.net.au/

 

Sydney Morning Herald: https://www.smh.com.au/

 

New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/news-event/coronavirus

 

For a comprehensive summary of mental health support compiled by Life in Mind, click here.

For helpful advice about coping with the mental health impacts of the pandemic from Lifeline Australia, click here.

 

For practical advice about discussing COVID-19 with children, click here.

 

To download a Central Coast Local Health District booklet (PDF) about discussing Coronavirus with young children, click here.

 

To access a FREE online book that explains Coronavirus to young children by Manuela Molina Cruz, click here. (Various languages, scroll down for English version).

 

For advice on managing anxiety related to the evolving health crisis from the Australian Psychological Society, click here. (PDF)

For a useful summary of resources for non-profit organisations navigating the COVID-19 crisis compiled by Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation, click here.

 

Click here for 10 useful tips to reduce anxiety from the New York Times.

For tips on protecting yourself from online scams related to the crisis, click here.

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