Everyone’s mental health varies during their life, and can move back and forth along their own personal range between positive and healthy at one end through to severe symptoms or conditions that impact on everyday life at the other, in response to different stressors and experiences. Effectively managing your mental health can give you significant improvements in your quality of life, increase your capacity to support your family and your mates, and let you perform at your best.
Check out Beyond Blue for some great information and resources about mental health and how we can take care of ourselves and look out for our mates.
The above tips including eating well, getting a good night's sleep, staying connected and moving your body regularly also help keep you mentally healthy.
How else can I take care of my mental health?
Act Belong Commit
It is very likely you have heard of Act-Belong-Commit, but have you ever stopped to think about how you may be Act-Belong-Committing in your life?
Act-Belong-Commit is a simple message that helps people take positive steps for their mental health.
Keep mentally, physically and socially active.
Maintain and create new social connections, become involved in local groups and attend community events.
Take up a cause, volunteer, commit to something that brings meaning and purpose to your life.
Find out more at Act Belong Commit and discover ways you can A-B-C for your mental health and wellbeing.
Looking out for a loved one
As family, friends, coaches or colleagues, we play an important role in looking out for our loved ones. Speaking up and asking for help can be quite daunting so it is important we feel comfortable in checking in with those in our life. There are many great resources to learn more below.
Check out the Tomorrow Man project and Facebook page to see how they are working to re-invent masculinity.
Asking R U Ok? is really important. Find out more about how to ask R U OK.
If you are worried about yourself or a loved one please contact one of the mental health support services below.