October is National Mental Health Month – giving us all the opportunity to pause and reflect on our own mental health and wellbeing. Pick up ideas and activities that will have a positive impact on your life and the lives of those around you.
This year’s theme ‘Tune In’ encourages everyone to be present, and be aware of what’s happening within you and in the world around you.
Here we’ve gathered podcasts, articles and interviews we hope will help you ‘Tune In’ this October.
Mental Fitness With Psychologist Collett Smart
This four-part Mental Fitness series is designed to help you think through the impact of working at home through a crisis, navigating your new temporary work environment, what to do if someone you love is struggling throughout this experience, and helping kids who are also now completing school from home and not being home schooled.
Movies Can Change People – ‘The Girl on the Bridge’ is One of Those Movies
The Girl On The Bridge, directed by award-winning New Zealand filmmaker Leanne Pooley, is a glimpse into a world few of us comprehend. This documentary is a response to our collective anguish about the suicide crisis in our communities and our desire to “do something”.
- If you or someone you know is struggling or needs a compassionate listening person to talk to, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14, or Australia’s Suicide Callback Service, on 1300 659 467.
10 Ways to Protect Your Mental Health
Here are 10 ways you can care for your mental health, to help you stay grounded and resilient during this turbulent time of unpredictability.
Read Articles & Interviews Supporting Good Mental Health
Boosting Your Happiness: The 6 Keys to Mental Health Resilience, with Dr Suzy Green
Leading psychologist Dr Suzy Green is encouraging Australians to take a more proactive approach to their mental health, with her ‘6 Ms’ for resilience.
Need Help Now? Services for Emotional and Mental Health, and Crisis Support
In times of uncertainty and stress, there are many great organisations that provide help around the clock.