Many people are feeling the emotional distress of the pandemic COVID-19, whether it is due to self-isolation, the fear of becoming ill or the overwhelming speed of change in the daily routine.
Skylight Mental Health has launched a free COVID-19 Mental Health Peer Support Line is a new initiative facilitated by lived experience workers, and sponsored by the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist on behalf of the SA Government.
Callers will receive support from highly skilled and qualified staff who have lived through their own mental health recovery journey. These peer support workers combine their mental health skills and knowledge with their personal experience of recovery to build connection with the caller and deliver invaluable support. Skylight staff will also be able to refer callers to COVID19 information and websites.
This after hours telephone and web chat support service is open every day from 5pm -11.30pm providing real time support to people in distress, as well as providing strategies to cope during these tough times. This service is available to all South Australians including those from the regions.
Access to the COVID-19 Mental Health Peer Support Line is via a free-call telephone number 1800 02 2020 or via web-chat via Skylight’s website www.skylight.org.au/COVID-19-
For more information about COVID-19 Mental Health Peer Support Line email COVID19PeerSupport@skylight.