There's no doubt the world is facing one of its most challenging periods for generations - and in Ballarat we're not immune from the battle against COVID-19.
The obvious health concerns, the fight against unemployment and economic downturn, as well as the thought of months of isolation is enough leave anybody feeling understandably upset at the situation we find ourselves in.
But amidst all the doom and gloom, there are a lot of positive things happening in Ballarat.
In these extremely tough times, people are banding together and showing a great side of humanity.
And here at The Courier, we want to share those stories and we want you to help us do it.
Do you know somebody doing something extraordinary?
Has the current crisis opened your eyes to something you never knew about?
Is there something special happening you think the community should know about?
We would love you to let us know in the form below so we can share your story about all the great things happening in our city.
These are hard times, but sharing the good news around might make it that much more bearable!