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covid-19 assistance and help

Resources, Materials and Videos specifically related to COVID-19 and how we can help

  • The Information Access Group has collated several Coronavirus fact sheets from the Australian Government Department of Social Services. Click here to access these fact sheets to download.
  • A group of psychologists in NSW have collated a fantastic resource to help our support clients with brain injuries and their carers during COVID-19.  This is not an exhaustive list, but was put together in the hope that it would be of assistance for our clients and people with brain injuries during this challenging time.
  • There is a collection of telehealth information and resources relevant to stroke that are available on InformMe. These were curated by Professor Coralie English, with the help of volunteer clinicians and researchers around the country. They cover general tips on technology for making the transition, remote assessment tools, therapy videos, apps and websites. Resources relevant to multiple disciplines (with particularly numerous specific resources for physiotherapy and speech pathology) are included. Links to all resources can be found here.
  • The Summer Foundation has established a new Discharge Follow-up Service in response to the significant risk that COVID-19 poses to the community as a whole, and in particular to people who are at a higher risk of complications from the disease. The Discharge Follow-up Service will make phone contact with patients leaving hospital with high and complex disability support needs to make sure their supports and essential services are in place. Click here for more information regarding this service.
  • "Rapid Transition to Telepractice" Free webinar from UTS SPROUTS clinic (Response to COVID-19 Pandemic) presented by Dr Lucy Bryant, Prof. Bronwyn Hemsley & Harmony Turnbull. Held fortnightly from 2nd April. To attend, you must complete the registration form HERE
  • The Aphasia CRE has developed a repository of international aphasia friendly healthcare communication resources for use with COVID-19, and other healthcare challenges. Click Here to read more.
  • A new aphasia friendly, 7 minute video to support mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19 has just been released. It is suitable for people with aphasia, communication and/or cognitive disabilities. It has been developed by speech pathologists and psychologists within the Aphasia CRE. It covers information about COVID-19; importance of precautions but the need to stay connected with others; and home activity ideas and supports. Click here to access and download the video from the Aphasia CRE clinical resource repository
  • ‘FACE COVID’ is a set of practical steps for responding effectively to the Corona crisis, using the principles of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Click Here to download this excellent resource from Russ Harris. Click Here for a simplified summary courtesy of Jessica Twigg.
  • Australian Psychological Society’s tip sheet for maintaining mental health during social isolation.

  • Resource from Ryan Haley - Leisure Balance on at-home alternative activities. Click Here to download.

  • Self-assessment resource for risk of coronavirus (COVID-19). Click Here to download.

  • Medicare new fact sheet showing increasing flexibility for teletherapy.

  • Informative Infographic on What I Can and Can't Control

  • The Frontier research clinic at the Brain and Mind Centre has just launched a survey to try to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on those living with dementia and their caregivers. We hope that this data will help us to develop and provide better support for people living with dementia, and their families.

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