Tips to stay positive A4 Aboriginal Communities poster
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A poster for Aboriginal Communities on ways you can stay positive during the coronavirus pandemic
For many people the last year has been hard. A lot has happened which has been out of our control, and this pandemic has lasted a lot longer than we thought it would. Almost every area of our lives - our health, job security, family life, and ability to engage in cultural practices have been affected.
It is normal to feel things like anxiety, stress, and fear. Some people may feel grief and loss for how things used to be.
While COVID-19 has changed ways of being and doing, it has not changed ways of knowing.
It is important that through this time, communities continue to practice culture and traditions where possible.
Practising culture helps people and communities to stay strong. While physically distancing, it is more important than ever to remain socially, emotionally and culturally connected.
We know people are tired, but to get through this, we need to stay strong. We need to keep our bodies strong, our spirits strong and community strong.
Sometimes it is hard to explain how you feel or know when you need help. Head to Health has put together kit to help you Keep Your Spirit Strong, and there are plenty of other ways to get mental health and wellbeing support.
Download the fact sheets below for tips on looking after your health and wellbeing or visit the Open Your World website to find tools to improve wellbeing and stay healthy, active and connected.
Watch the animations for tips below, talk to your local health worker or visit dedicated support webpages for Aboriginal peoples at Head to Health if you need additional help: