Remember to check in with yourself - Your mental wellbeing is important.
Looking for local mental health support? You can find your support specific to your needs at Headstart. You can filter by language and suburb.
Visit the website for online, phone or in person support for yourself. There is all round support, self-help information and an online community ready for you to join.
If you are a parent, guardian, carer or educator: there are workshops, training, support and information
Anxiety, depression and suicide prevention support
Talk to a counsellor, find a mental health coach or mental health professional at ease. Whether it is something you are dealing with or you are trying to support someone, there is an abundance of help information, tips and strategies.
Phone counselling service for 5-25 year olds.
Contact: 1800 55 1800
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Suicide prevention non-profit organisation revolving around having conversations with others.
Aims to educate people on mental health and wellbeing and link them to services and resources that improve their mental health.
Contact: 1300 794 991
Black Dog Institute
Information, data, resources and webinars based on research by the Institute for high school aged students, adults, first nation people, parents and carers, workplaces, school and communities.
DID YOU KNOW?
Setting boundaries can help improve your well-being. Here are some tips:
1. Track how you spend your time. Track your time and know where you’re spending it. The simple exercise of noting what you’re doing each hour can have a huge impact.
2. Wake up 15 minutes earlier than you normally do. That equals an extra 75 minutes in your work week.
3. Make a distinction between vital, optional tasks and activities. Structure other tasks around those that are vital. Schedule your day by doing the important tasks first. This is when you are freshest and energetic.
4. Schedule Internet use. People can lose their sense of time when they are online. Schedule time and stick to it. In addition, consider logging out of email and social media accounts when focusing on tasks.
5. Keep your expectations in check. Are you trying to go to the gym, get the kids ready for school, do laundry, and walk the dog all before 9:00 a.m.? Set yourself up for success by being realistic with your time management.
6. Change your mindset. Actively change how you are thinking every time you catch yourself thinking negatively to build up your confidence over time.
7. Keep your surroundings clean and organised. By keeping things in order you’ll keep information organised in your head and minimize the possibility of losing items and having to spend time looking for them.