Help for those feeling alone

For those already experiencing loneliness and social isolation prior to the global pandemic, COVID-19 has made life extremely challenging.

Physical distancing and the restrictions bought about to help stop the spread of Coronavirus has left many feeling disconnected – from friends, colleagues, family and society.

However, help is now easy to access through the Victorian Government’s Community Activation and Social Isolation initiative.

As part of this initiative, the Australian Red Cross is now contactable through the DHHS Coronavirus hotline, allowing all Victorians access to support during this challenging time.

To reach an Australian Red Cross volunteer through the hotline, dial 1800 675 398 and press 3. The volunteer will discuss what support is required and can listen to any worries or concerns the individual may have.

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