Looking after yourself

Health care and tips to look after your mental health while unemployed.

Find health care

To find affordable health care in your area, use find a health service on the healthdirect website. You can search for health care practices that offer bulk billing or telehealth appointments.

You may also be eligible for concession and health care cards that can help you get cheaper health care and some discounts. Find out about concession and health care cards on the Services Australia website.

Mental health

Being unemployed can be a stressful time and it's important to look after your mental health. If you’re struggling, there is information and services available to help you.

These links will take you away from myGov.

  • Unemployed and mental health

    Beyond Blue has information on caring for yourself and managing your mental health while unemployed.
  • Financial stress

    If you want help dealing with the financial stress of unemployment, Lifeline has information to help.
  • Head to Health

    Search for mental health support, information and providers to help you.

Page last updated: 25 August 2023