Everyone has mental health, and all mental health can be affected by circumstances within and outside of our control. Managing your mental health and being aware of how it affects others is vital – and is the purpose of Queensland Mental Health Week which runs from 10 – 18 October this year. It is a week packed with events and other initiatives to help raise awareness of mental health.
Let’s face it, most of us have had our mental health tested over the past eight months. Our lives, our routines, what we can and cannot do, what we can and cannot touch, who we can see, the ease of which we move around in our days – it’s all been taken out of our control during the pandemic. And we continue to sit on tender hooks awaiting a return to what we perceive as ‘normal’ life.
Even those with seemingly the most ‘un-rockable’ mental states have been tested, so what better moment than now to ‘take time for mental health’ this Queensland Mental Health Week.
Remember, it’s your journey
We are each on our own mental wellbeing journey, and something that works for most people may not work for you. That’s okay! Exploring your unique mental health and wellbeing can help you decide what makes you feel good, and what you’d rather avoid. When we take time to look after our mental health and wellbeing we can improve our resilience, and better cope with the everyday stresses in life. Try using these six Building Blocks as your guide to strengthening your own mental state.
You can help
Help raise awareness of mental health this week by…
- Taking part in one (or more) of the events going on around the state https://www.qldmentalhealthweek.org.au/search-events/
- Snapping a photo and share it on social media with the hashtags #QMHW and #QMHWTakeTime.
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