As the Varroa mite situation evolves, RAMHP acknowledges that it’s a stressful time and may impact people’s mental health. It’s normal to feel upset, anxious or stressed, especially when there’s such uncertainty.
Putting yourself first and practicing self-care can help with decision making. As much as possible, maintaining routines with good diet, exercise, and sleep will boost your ability to cope with stress.
We encourage you to seek support when the time is right for you. If you feel like you might need to talk to someone, your GP is a great place to start.
While it’s important to stay informed, constant news updates can be overwhelming and exhausting. Try to limit your news intake to once a day during difficult times and remember, mental health support is available 24/7:
- NSW Mental Health Line 1800 011 511
- Lifeline 13 11 14
Our fact sheets can also be a helpful tool:
For more information about assistance available to Beekeepers impacted by the Varroa mite: Assistance guide for beekeepers – Varroa (nsw.gov.au)