Knowing there are a lot of things under your control that can support your Mental Health is really empowering.
Sometimes things totally out of our control can have a big impact on our mental health. Mental illness can be a combination of many factors such as genetic/family history of mental health, difficult life experiences such as abuse, neglect or grief/loss, lack of self-esteem and confused thinking styles, and current circumstances such as stress at school or work or money problems or relationship issues.
But there are also a lot of things in our control that we can do to support our mental health. Try the following tips for a healthy headspace – Generally, it’s a good idea to incorporate these things into your everyday routine so that they become a normal part of life, and support you to handle challenges when they come up:
Eat well and reduce or cut out alcohol and other drugs; stay connected to family and friends; stay active and get enough sleep; learn new ways to handle tough times; And finally: get involved in life, and do what’s important to you.
If you need help, call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit our New Norfolk Neighbourhood Watch website for links to other support organisations: www.nnnw.org.au