A quick online search of “COVID-19” currently returns more than six billion results!
With so much information available and the situation always changing, it can be hard to know where to find the latest trustworthy health advice.
This is why Western Sydney Local Health District’s Centre for Population Health has launched a COVID-19 Community Resources website, so our local community has easy access to credible health and wellbeing information in one spot.
“We know the sheer amount of information about COVID-19 on social media, via the news and in general conversation can create uncertainty and confusion. Our advice to the community is to seek information from trusted sources like NSW Health,” said Christine Newman, deputy director of the Centre for Population Health.
“The COVID-19 Community Resources website makes the search for accurate information easier for western Sydney residents and organisations.”
The new website provides direct links to accurate and up-to-date health and restrictions information from trusted websites including NSW Health, and state and federal governments.
There is also a wide range of helpful wellbeing information, such as:
- links to healthy eating tips and recipes
- home work out videos
- active play activities for children and
- tips on how to stay safe and connected with loved ones during this time.
There are resources on mental health and wellbeing, financial, legal and housing support, and information on managing your health care during COVID-19.
“Importantly, there’s a dedicated section with links to health and wellbeing information in a range of languages, reflecting the diversity of western Sydney community needs,” Christine said.
“We encourage community organsiations, especially those who support more vulnerable residents or those at greater risk of COVID-19, to share the website information and resources with their members and clients through their usual communication channels.”
You can access and share the website here: www.wslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/COVID-19-Wellbeing/home
There’s also a subscription feature so you can keep up to date on the latest COVID-19 resources available. Sign up now!