COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources

Community guides to local health services and supports: Baw Baw & Latrobe

Central West Gippsland PCP prepare ongoing updated reports outlining service provision during COVID-19 to provide information on the supports available to community members:

How Central West Gippsland PCP responded to the COVID-19 pandemic

Central West Gippsland PCP has over 20 years experience in partnerships and connecting health and human services with each other, and the community. The PCP also has a strong history of supporting food security work across Baw Baw and Latrobe.

This allowed the Central West Gippsland PCP to readily mobilise our members and community groups to respond to challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read the case studies:

Food Security during COVID-19: Baw Baw & Latrobe

Central West Gippsland PCP, the Baw Baw Food Movement and Food For All Latrobe Valley have developed a local food security resource:

A series of smaller fact sheets supporting eating well and food security during COVID-19 have also been developed, including:

Health and wellbeing during COVID-19

Central West Gippsland PCP have developed a series of fact sheets supporting health and wellbeing during COVID-19. These include:

Victorian COVID-19 Health Advice and Information

  • For Coronavirus (COVID-19) Victoria: key updates and resources, click here.
  • To read about Victoria's current restriction levels, click here.
  • To view the case alerts and public exposure sites, click here.
  • For Victorian information about vaccines for COVID-19, click here.
  • The Victorian Government have a range of Coronavirus resources on 'Health and Wellbeing' including including data, symptoms, testing and how to stay well.
  • For the complete list of testing locations across Victoria, click here.
  • The Victorian Governmanet have a suite of COVID-19 translated information for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, health professionals and industry.

Australian Government Coronavirus Updates:

  • Australia.gov.au is regularly updated to provide latest Coronavirus news, updates and advice from the Australian Government.

Free Online Infection Control Training:

  • The Federal Government is offering workers across the health, aged care, disability and childcare sectors access to a free online training module on infection control (participants need to reigster a free account to complete the learning).

Mental Health and Wellbeing:

  • Lifeline offers 24/7 crisis support and has a range of mental health and wellbeing resources.
  • Beyond Blue also offers a Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service.
  • Victorian Aboriginal Health Service have established a free and confidential counselling service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. 'Yarning SafeNStrong' is available to people and families who need to have a yarn with someone about their wellbeing.

Family Violence Safety:

  • Safe Steps is Victoria’s 24/7 family violence response centre.
  • 1800RESPECT provides 24/7 support to people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse.
  • The 'STOP Family Violence' Card - Gippsland Services provides a full list of Gippsland regional and state-wide Family Violence Support Services.
  • The Orange Door is available in Inner Gippsland and provides women, children and young people's family violence services; child and family services; Aboriginal services; and Men's family violence services.

Suite of Resources

Community and Health Professional Resources:

General Information

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities and Health Professionals

Aged Care Resources

Alcohol and Other Drugs

Auslan

Cardiovascular Disease

Children and Youth

Disability Services

Easy English

Family Violence Safety

Financial Assistance and Emergency Relief

Food Security and Healthy Eating

(Central West Gippsland PCP)

General Health and Physical Activity

Housing and Homelessness

LGBTIQ+ Communities

Mental Health and Wellbeing

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