The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic brings with it a time of uncertainty for all communities across Australia. Many members of the mito community are considered among the at-risk population and have unique needs at this time. The foundation wants to assure the mito community that it is here now more than ever to provide support. Read the foundation's response statement to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The information presented on this page is designed to help the mito community navigate this challenging time. Please use the buttons below to jump to the section relevant to you.

Support Services

Our dedicated Patient Pathways Nurse will help with your care needs, including emergency planning and at-home care plan.

Call the Mito Helpine to talk to a support officer for general advice, assistance in seeking a referral or more information on Mito Foundation support services.

We encourage members to share their day-to-day experiences with mito, tips and advice on living with mito and ask about others’ experiences.

We have increased the frequency of our Mito Connect Calls to help address the community's concerns around COVID-19

Latest Information and Advice

During this time of crisis, it is important to follow the advice of the Federal and State health departments.  Below are links to the relevant department website, please visit these sites occasionally as information is updated frequently.  For specific concerns around your health and wellbeing, please refer to your general practitioner or specialist

For 24-hour support please call the National Coronavirus Helpline: 1800 020 080

Mito Foundation Resources

Mito Connect Call - Navigating the NDIS during COVID-19

Mito Connect Call: Practical tips and staying safe with the COVID-19 disease

Wellbeing Mito Connect Call - The emotional challenges of physical symptoms

Mito Information Day - Dietary Considerations in Mitochondrial Disorders

Third-party Resources

If an area of support hasn't been addressed on this webpage, please let us know at or call us on 1300 977 180.