Coronavirus pandemic

The team at Roses in the Ocean sends our love and strength to all Australians as the globe responds to the Covid 19 pandemic, and communities and individuals adjust to a temporary new normal.

In this time of increasing insecurity and concern, Roses in the Ocean will remain open for business as we pursue our mission to reduce emotional distress and pain, and to save lives.

We have found several sources of information that may help with your physical, emotional and mental health. Please see the links below from government and our sector partners. As more resources become available we will add them and share them on our Facebook pages.

In these extremely difficult times, we encourage you to look after yourself and maintain or even amplify your regular self-care routine.

Stay safe everyone.

Coronavirus and your Physical Health.

We urge everyone to follow the recommendations and expert public health advice from the World Health Organization and Federal and State governments.

Check out the healthdirect coronavirus hub, and the Australian Government’s website and information campaign.

Coronavirus health information hotline

1800 020 080

State health department contact numbers

NSW – 1300 066 055

Victoria – 1800 675 398

Queensland – 13 HEALTH or 13 432 584

South Australia – 1300 232 272

Western Australia – 1300 62 32 92

Tasmania – 1800 671 738

ACT – Business hours: 02 5124 9213, after hours: 02 9962 4155

Northern Territory – 08 8922 8044

If you or someone you know is at risk of suicide, please seek help immediately.

Key national 24/7 crisis support services 

Key national youth support services

Coronavirus and your Mental Health


For practical information and tips, please visit the Beyond Blue Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak webpage.

Beyond Blue’s other free services and supports, including NewAccess, The Way Back Support Service and Be You, will continue their operations.

If you are seeking information on coronavirus (COVID-19) you can call the dedicated national hotline 1800 020 080, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Mental Health support for COVID-19

A dedicated page on Life in Mind has been developed to provide connections to resources designed to support the mental health and wellbeing of those experiencing impacts from COVID-19. This page also links to the wider trauma and bushfire mental health support pages.

Mental health support for Small Businesses impacted by COVID-19

A dedicated page has been established on Ahead for Business to support the mental health of Australian small business owners with connections to resources and information during adverse events, including dedicated resources around COVID-19 and the bushfires.

Support for media covering COVID-19

Mindframe continues to provide support and links to resources for media during this time and would encourage sharing of links to supportive resources available via its website.


As an online service, ReachOut is focused on how they can best support young people, parents and schools through these uncertain and challenging times.

The following resources are designed to support young people and parents.

ReachOut’s online communities for both young people and parents are also providing peer support and supportive discussion platforms to talk about COVID 19. Check them out here and here.


Information in languages other than english. 

STAY CALM – has provided a free selection of Meditation and Music to help you through this crisis.


Mental Health Ramifications of COVID-19: The Australian context