Start caring for your mental health

Desiree Burns
October 10, 2018

World Mental Health Day, on Wednesday is an opportunity to talk about mental health and raise awareness of what can be done to look after it. PHCC will establish awareness boards, badges, posters, booths, and lectures for all ages providing information on the cause, effects, and symptoms for the different forms of mental health, such as anxiety and depression.

1 in 5 Australians experience a mental health condition in a given year.

He said some areas people should pay attention to include the need to live within their means.

Unbeknown to a lot of business owners, poor management decisions can increase stress levels for employees. Our mind is equally important to us as our body. Despite the progress we've made, there's still a long way to go.

Schedule some gym sessions, a spa treatment or take up a new hobby. "Regularly check in with those close to you, especially if you know they are dealing with a mental illness".

"Anyone who cares about poverty, education, social cohesion or economic progress should work to improve mental health, putting the vast knowledge we have on promotion, prevention and care into action", he added.

"If you have a neighbour in the bay who doesn't seem to be themselves, even if you have nothing to do with them, reach out and ask them if they're okay", she advises. Talking about your feelings with someone you can trust can help shift some weight off your shoulders and relieve pent-up negative feelings.

A new survey of adults in the Midlands conducted for PHE also shows almost three quarters (73%) of people in the East Midlands report experiencing one or more of low mood, anxiety, stress and trouble sleeping frequently or occasionally.

Sydney trains rush hour delays and cancellations
Rail Tram and Bus Union NSW Secretary Alex Claassens agreed the Government had not done enough to train staff in the short term. A number of frustrated public transport users have also taken to twitter to share photos and messages about the delays.

The WHO explained: 'Adolescence and the early years of adulthood are a time of life when many changes occur, for example changing schools, leaving home, and starting university or a new job. This makes a case for addressing mental health problems in the person's youth.

"People are realising that these are issues which need to be dealt with in the same open way as we deal with physical health problems", GMWS said.

United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres has said that UN is committed to create a world by 2030, where everyone, everywhere has someone to turn to in support of their mental health, in a world free of stigma and discrimination.

I won't lie, the process has been stressful at times, but I have learned so much about the importance of maintaining my own mental health and definitely could not have completed the website and hosted the launch without the support of a good team.

Measurement: Let's help school leaders understand what works by introducing a mental wellbeing measure in schools.

I think one of the issues that powers the stigma surrounding mental health is a lack of confidence or awareness of how to start a conversation on the topic.

The benefits of fresh air and exercise can not be overlooked.

Traditionally, group risk products have been bought by employers purely to provide financial support to employees and their families in times of ill-health, disability or death. This can be great for increasing morale and supporting staff wellbeing - both physical and mental.

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