Mental Health Awareness - October 2019
The theme for this year's Mental Health Month is Share the Journey. 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.
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.
Depending on your location Mental Health Awareness may be marked by a day, week or month.
Mental Health Day,10th October
is also a worthwhile day to recognise within Mental Health Month. Some great resources including the Promise Wall can be found at https://1010.org.au/promise-wall/
For more information on Mental Health Month or to arrange a Mental Health Awareness Training, please speak to your Relationship Manager.