Maintaining your Mental Health.

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R U OK?

We all experience some form of strain on our mental health at some point in our life. A day, week, month or even longer can be filled with the challenges of good overall health & wellbeing. It’s important to remember that you are not alone and that it is a common experience.

We are living in a fast paced world where everyone wants to do their best and get ahead.  Even now, we are facing ever changing pressures with pandemic restrictions and lockdowns. When we face these challenges, we can sometimes put a lot of unnecessary pressure on ourselves and our minds and very frequently, become overwhelmed with information. We all know that social media and the internet has changed the way we think and feel about ourselves and those around us but this has been happening for decades, well before Instagram, Facebook, and the world wide web. We find information at a rapid pace and barely give ourselves enough time to process it. It’s important to look to the people closest to us for support and to keep each other stimulated and aware of how we are doing and what we can do to better maintain of ourselves, particularly with a flurry of constant information. We don’t always have the opportunity to express our emotions or challenges in the ways we once did. Always speak up when you're having troubles. Someone you love, a friend, doctor or phycologist can help.

Someone will listen.

In Australia, we currently have the opportunity to access a mental health treatment plan from our GP which can assist us to get professional help and someone to talk to. These plans can help us access support that is subsidised or even free!

There are now even online counselling services available so that you are completely anonymous and you can discuss your thoughts in a non-face to face setting. No matter what you are feeling, thinking, or experiencing upstairs, it is important to reach out and speak to those around you.

No excuse, right?

Try having a look at; https://www.headtohealth.gov.au/ or https://headspace.org.au/eheadspace/

 

If you or someone you know is experiencing difficulty maintaining their mental health, please contact...

 

Lifeline at https://www.lifeline.org.au/ or on 13 11 14 or

Beyond Blue at https://www.beyondblue.org.au/ or on 1300 22 4636


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