Flatten the curve, Think about it, Know the risks and Talk about it.
These are the key messages that we want Tasmanians to consider when it comes to how much they are drinking or how much they are smoking as we navigate through the uncertainties of COVID-19.
I am also feeling that uncertainty as, like many, I make changes to my life including working from home and supervising the online schooling of three primary-school aged humans.
But as someone said to me, we are not working from home. Rather, we are staying at home to ensure we remain safe during a pandemic and trying to work. I thought that they were very wise words and ones that can remind us that we’re all making changes to ensure that we remain safe and healthy.
We’re all in this together, and we need to keep being kind to each other (and ourselves!).
Being kind to ourselves includes making sure that we don’t use alcohol or cigarettes or other drugs to cope with our increased anxiety or stress at this time.
Alcohol, tobacco and other drug programs and services are still operating across the island.
We want to sure that at the end of COVID-19, Tasmanians are as healthy as they were when it started.
So do not hesitate to reach out for support if your concerned about yourself, or someone you care about.
Chief Executive Officer