International Student Tenancy Outreach Program

Support for international students If you are an international student living in a shared house arrangement, there is a chance it could be a Rooming House. What is a Rooming House? A rooming house is a building where one or more rooms are available to rent, and four or more people in total can occupy those rooms. If you are living in a similar arrangement and are facing tenancy issues, you can reach out to an Outreach Worker at Tenants Victoria, via the International Student Tenancy Outreach Program. Their Outreach Worker, Divvya Sivarajah, can give you a call or meet…

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COVID-19 Information Resources

Important COVID-19 Information in 71 Languages Do you need to access relevant COVID-19 information in your own language? Click on the link for resources published by the Department of Health (Australian Government), Department of Home Affairs and the World Health Organisation (WHO). https://bit.ly/Ethnolink Visual and Audio Information in English Would rather listen to audio or read posters? Click on the link to access the COVID-19 campaign resources by the Department of Health (Australian Government) https://bit.ly/HealthGov COVID-19 Informative Videos

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Food Relief Resource List

VicWISE has compiled a list of organisations providing free food to aid people experiencing difficulties with acquiring or affording food. This resource list includes the name of the organisation, type, operating days, location, method of food collection and contact details.

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Face Masks

Restrictions are changing to slow the spread of coronavirus in Victoria. Stage 4 restrictions have been in place since Sunday, 2 August for metropolitan Melbourne Stage 3 restrictions have been in place since Wednesday, 5 August for Regional Victoria, including Mitchell Shire Everyone must wear a mask when they leave home, unless an exception applies. Face masks prevent the spread of COVID-19 by stopping those who have the virus from spreading it. Masks aren’t a guaranteed method of preventing the spread of the virus but act as an additional barrier, and can be effective in stopping large droplets (liquid from coughing or…

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Health and Well-Being Resources during COVID-19

The pandemic has created numerous changes, and this can be challenging. VicWISE has compiled a list of health and well-being resources for the international student community. Taking Care of Your Mental Health During COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSndsHZBI34Prioritising your mental health is important especially during the pandemic. Some activities you can do include eating well, keeping active, talking to people you know on the phone or through video calls and establishing a daily routine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sg8UytyIBqkTo manage stress during the pandemic, do the following: avoid information overload, exercise regularly, relax, eat and sleep well, keep a sense of humour and stay in touch with…

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