Being stuck at home with family members you're quickly learning to dislike is one of the reasons behind an increase in demand for crisis support services.
Lifeline South Coast has experienced a 25 per cent rise in people using their services since the beginning of the latest lockdown but their CEO said it was pleasing people were reaching out for help.
"Some people are feeling really isolated and not able to engage in those relationships that they normally do ... and then there's people who are struggling with a relationship as any pressures or stressors in that relationship can be exacerbated by being locked down," CEO Renee Green said.
"We're still seeing the range of things we'd normally be talking to people about, but the COVID restrictions add another level of complexity onto that. Their methods of coping might have to change because of the restrictions and their feelings are a bit more intensified."
We are all in this together so having a bit of compassion and kindness when you're dealing with other people can help.Renee Green
Relationship concerns was one of the drivers behind people seeking help with other factors including job losses or reduced work hours, the fear of uncertainty with their jobs, being overwhelmed by the constantly changing rules and what it meant for them, and feeling alone and isolated due to lack of social interaction.
Mrs Green wanted to reassure people who were feeling overwhelmed that it was "completely normal".
"We are in really unusual times so it's quite normal to be feeling things that you may not have felt before," she said.
"Calling Lifeline or any of the other support services is a sign of strength and a sign of looking after yourself to get through more difficult times."
To help make it through to the other side, Mrs Green suggested people should "proactively manage their wellbeing" such as exercising, eating well and using other ways to connect with friends and family. She also recommends being nice to each other.
"We are all in this together so having a bit of compassion and kindness when you're dealing with other people can help as well," she said.
On Tuesday the state and federal governments announced a $17.35 million mental health support package for NSW that would include a boost for Lifeline support services; support for vulnerable, culturally and linguistically diverse communities; and help for young people through headspace, Kids Helpline and the Butterfly Foundation.
If you or someone you know needs support, Lifeline can be reached via phone 13 11 14 (24 hours); Text 0477 13 11 14 (6pm - midnight) and online chat via www.lifeline.org.au (7pm - midnight).