Mental Health Month

September 30th 2019

Mental Health Month is celebrated each year in the month of October in NSW. This awareness month encourages all of us to think about our mental health and wellbeing, regardless of whether we may have a lived experience of mental illness or not. This month also gives us the opportunity to understand the importance of mental health in our everyday lives and encourages help seeking behaviours when needed.

Share the Journey means :
🌼 telling your friends and family when things are a bit tough
🌼 finding others who have been through something similar
🌼 connecting with your community – finding a health professional you trust
🌼 connecting on social media
🌼 giving your pet a cuddle
🌼 organisations working together for the best possible wellbeing of everyone
🌼 sharing your stories with others
🌼 creating a sense of security within families and communities
🌼 reaching out to someone who might need your help
🌼 decreasing the isolation people feel when things aren’t great

The message is important – isolation has a huge impact on the wellbeing of people whose mental health isn’t as great as they’d like it to be. We can all share the journey to make things a little easier, to make communities as supportive as possible; to make good mental health a bit more accessible for everyone.