Mental Health Advice

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) is taking proactive measures to ensure Queenslanders living in regional, rural and remote parts of the state continue to receive vital healthcare services amid the COVID-19 pandemic. RFDS (Queensland Section) Chief Executive Officer Meredith Staib said the organisation has made extensive preparations and precautions for its staff and patients in dealing with the ongoing situation.

RFDS (Queensland Section) Podcasts on COVID-19

Podcast 1

Interview with Queensland Section CEO, Meredith Staib

The Flying Doctor continues to provide vital emergency and primary health care services during the COVID-19 pandemic to regional, rural and remote Australia. In this podcast, Meredith explains how the Service is preparing and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Podcast 2

Advice for regional, rural and remote Queenslanders

Dr Katie Clift, Chief Medical Officer for the RFDS (Queensland Section), joined the podcast to provide helpful information around COVID-19 and what steps you should be taking if you're living or working in a regional, rural and remote area.

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Podcast 3

How to protect your mental health

As the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 rise around the world, so too are people’s anxiety levels. Dr Tim Driscoll, the Clinical Lead for the RFDS (Queensland Section) Outback Mental Health Team, has some valuable tips and advice.

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Dr Katie Clift & kids of Queensland

Kids asking questions about coronavirus

Everyone knows that kids like to ask questions, and the topic of COVID-19 is no exception!

So, we thought we’d answer a few of them with the help of RFDS (Queensland Section) Chief Medical Officer Dr Katie Clift.

Thanks to Ellie from Brisbane, Harry from Rockhampton, Scott, Max and Charlie from Wrotham Park Station, as well as Ellie and Robert from Gilberton Station for their questions.

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Four pillars of wellbeing

Prevention of COVID-19

Social distancing

Symptoms of COVID-19

Tips for social distancing

I think I have COVID-19

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The power of social distancing

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Tips to keep your social distance

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Taking care of yourself - mind & body