The easing of restrictions will bring a new set of challenges for some Australians, with Lifeline predicting calls to its service will continue to increase.
Lifeline already has reported a 25 per cent increase in calls since the onset of the pandemic.
As restrictions lift, Lifeline Australia's Ina Mullin stressed that "change and uncertainty can be difficult for anyone, but for people who are experiencing mental health challenges, it can be particularly difficult".
"The challenge with this change is we don't know how long each phase of change will last or if it is permanent," Ms Mullin said.
"It requires a mental flexibility that can be difficult to overcome for people who are struggling."
As humans, Ms Mullin said, we all embrace change in different ways.
"Some people will welcome the easing of restrictions but others will find it challenging. For example, someone who experiences anxiety may find it really difficult to start to get used to getting out and about again, while people who are lonely may find their loneliness is heightened by the absence of people to connect with.
"It's really important for all of us to be aware of those around us who may be struggling and to continue to look for ways to reach out and connect with them."
It's vital, Ms Mullin said, to continue to check in with each other throughout the whole process.
"I think a lot of us have been reassessing what's important, what are our must-haves and our nice to do's. There's certainly been a lot of talk about local community and it is hoped these opportunities for connecting with our neighbours continue post-COVID-19.
"We shouldn't ever underestimate the power of kindness. If you notice someone withdrawing, reach out to them, let them know you care.
"For ourselves, we need to watch our own emotional wellbeing. Watch out for overuse of alcohol or other drugs, try to exercise and keep to a routine. Eat well and try to get a good night's sleep."
We are stronger in numbers therefore if family or friends know they are not in it alone then they have reassurance that they are not adrift.
Albury-based psychologist Dr Anthony Perrone said people needed to understand that what they knew as normal before COVID-19 will no longer exist and a 'new normal' will take its place once restrictions are further relaxed.
"In some respects, society has gone back to a time when things were simpler, slower-paced and family time meant more," Dr Perrone said.
Coming out of lockdown, people, Dr Perrone said, may also be confronted with having to be 'safer', wearing masks or gloves more often and using sanitisers more frequently.
"Those who already struggle with various mental health issues, phobias, depression, paranoia, anxiety etc ... may find their conditions worsen, with many already having personal struggles through this period of lockdown.
"The need for wellbeing support from our mental health facilities and staff will be in overload mode and therefore limitations in accessing 'affordable' support may be difficult to obtain.
"Currently, the mental health industry is in overdrive with no respite on the horizon."
Dr Perrone stressed that we needed to make sure people with acute issues can find the help they need, when they need it.
"Ensure self-help interventions are in place, utilising website forums, telephone support lines, or free counselling services online.
"We are stronger in numbers therefore if family or friends know they are not in it alone then they have reassurance that they are not adrift."