Connecting at Christmas
To support individuals and communities over the festive season, the Life in Mind team has curated a range of mental health initiatives and resources to help people remain connected during what may be a difficult and challenging time.
This time of year, it is also important to look after your own physical, emotional and mental health. Take some time to connect with family, friends, community and culture. Check-in with how you are feeling and perhaps identify some activities that support your wellbeing. Check out the Life in Mind self-care guide for ideas on how to incorporate self-care into your life during this festive season.
The Commission has been working with the mental health and suicide prevention sectors to develop media and social media programs to encourage Australians to take proactive steps to maintain their mental wellbeing and provide support to others when they can.
Follow the Commission's socials throughout the Holiday Season to find new opportunities to share your gratitude with others.
Parents Beyond Breakup support parents experiencing trauma related to family breakdown and separation. The holiday season can be a difficult time for parents after a breakup or separated from their children.
The Parents Beyond Breakup helpline (1300 853 437, Mon-Sat 8:30am-5pm AEST) will remain open throughout the holiday season, and in person and online support groups will also be running throughout this period, for Mums and Dads needing support.
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