05 May, 2020 Last updated: 12 Mar, 2021

Get tips from health and wellbeing experts on how to stay well during the pandemic in the latest series of In Good Health, a podcast featuring VicHealth CEO Dr Sandro Demaio

Author: VicHealth, a Victorian Government Agency that works with experts, evidence and research in health promotion.

Any coronavirus information mentioned is accurate at the time this article was first published (5 May 2020). For the most up-to-date information about coronavirus restrictions, please visit the source: www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au


The ‘Healthy at home’ podcast series, supported by VicHealth, has a wealth of information on how to stay physically and mentally well during coronavirus.

Podcast topics include:

  • Healthy recipes

  • Setting up your at-home office to avoid aches and pains

  • Why staying apart is an act of love.

The latest episode talks about mental health and how we can best look after ourselves and others during the pandemic.


Healthy at home: Dancing in the rain [An In Good Health podcast episode]


"I really love that saying ‘life’s not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain’,” said Dr Grant Blashki from Beyond Blue


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About the latest In Good Health episode, Healthy at home: Dancing in the rain


"It's not a perfect science, but I think that these signs are actually indicative of people having a hard time," said Dr Grant Blashki from Beyond Blue.


We know that physical distancing is tough on a lot of people – we’re feeling it too.

So how can we maintain good mental health? In the latest episode, podcast host Dewi speaks to Beyond Blue's Dr Grant Blashki about strategies to cope during the pandemic as well as warning signs to watch out for.

Writer and mental health advocate Jill Stark also shares her tips to stay well, including how to be a good friend, especially to those living alone at the moment.


Show notes:



 For a full transcript of the podcast, click here


In case you missed it:

Listen to other episodes in this podcast series below.


Healthy at home: Distance is an act of love

VicHealth CEO Dr Sandro talks about physical distancing, soap and healthy home cooking. Plus we meet physio Rohan Singleton who'll be guiding us through exercises to do at home over the next few months


Healthy at home: Voices from the front line

We hear from two doctors about how coronavirus has affected their lives and they explain what's at stake for them and why we all need to work together to protect each other (and our health system) from the virus.

Plus, VicHealth CEO Dr Sandro answers listeners' questions and takes us through a no-fail recipe to use with just about any vegetables: minestrone.


Healthy at home: Getting ‘hygge’ with it

People are spending more time than ever inside as we all practice safe physical distancing, so we called in some experts who know all about making the most of the indoor life:

  • VicHealth CEO Dr Sandro talks with Danish friends Rasmus and Signe about the Scandinavian concept of 'hygge', or coziness.

  • Podcast host Dewi connects with a friend in Northern Italy to hear about what she's learned about work, life and raising a toddler while being confined to her family's apartment.

  • VicHealth CEO Dr Sandro talks us through his best roast chook recipe.

  • Physio Rohan Singleton offers some ergonomic tips for home offices.

  • Mindfulness teacher Hayley McKenzie takes us through a simple gratitude exercise.


Have a coronavirus question?

For all coronavirus questions visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au or call the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) hotline on 1800 020 080.