Healthy Mood

1. Stay cool with Calm
This award-winning app is a firm favourite with MV founder Sharon, who recommends the meditation and mindfulness features. These are written and narrated by Tamara Levitt, who is also an author, musician and educator. The app also features a very cool bedtime stories section, which features the voices of some of Hollywood’s biggest names including Matthew McConaughy and Laura Dern.

2. Spend an hour with an isolation expert
One of the latest in the inspirational TED talks series is a 50-minute presentation by author Priya Parker (The Art of Gathering) on how to create meaningful connections while apart. You can also tune into her podcast on the same topic.

3. Take the MV 14-day Return to Radiance challenge
Step 1: read our blog post on why skincare equals selfcare.
Step 2. Purchase the MV Return to Radiance pamper pack, which includes our Signature Mask box set, muslin cloth, mini award-winning Rose Booster and full size Pure Jojoba oil. Take a before photo of your skin, and follow the simple instructions here. After 14 days, take an ‘after’ shot and share your results via Instagram. The best transformation wins a $250 MV voucher – and every entry receives a $25 voucher. Entries close May 15. Find out more here.

4. When you need real help
Sometimes an app is never enough. If you’re suffering during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a range of trusted, free mental health resources in Australia that can help – so don’t put it off. For a list of contacts, visit the government’s Head to Health website.