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.
Following the difficult year Australians have had, The National Mental Health Commission has launched #MakingTime - an initiative for those living with mental ill-health and those who care for them, to share their daily experiences and the benefits of making time.
Over the festive season, R U OK? is encouraging Australians to give the gift of conversation, especially to those who may be struggling with life.
This festive season, Australians are being asked to update their voicemail, out-of-office, and social message spaces with powerful, personal messages from Beyond Blue to help break the stigma surrounding mental health, and to let people know there is always someone there for support, even when you are not.
The holidays are often a busy time with much to do, attend and plan, which can bring up feelings of being overwhelmed, anxious and stressed. Visit the Black Dog Institute webpage for tips on how to reduce your worries and improve wellbeing this festive season.
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