Wellbeing

Mental Health Month

The month of October is Mental Health Month (MHM)! 

MHM gives us the opportunity to raise awareness around mental health and wellbeing and centres specifically on World Mental Health Day on October 10. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The theme for the month is ‘Tuning In’ which means being present. It means being aware of what’s happening within you, and in the world around you.   

  • 'Tune In' to your senses – what can you sense right now? What can you feel?
  • 'Tune In' to your communities – what’s happening that you can be part of, or that you can help others be part of?
  • 'Tune In' to stigma – how do attitudes and understandings of mental health and wellbeing impact people’s ability to live the lives they want?

Firstly, taking a moment to Tune In can help still and focus your mind, and it can help you understand what’s going on for you and others. 

 

Secondly, 'Tuning In' can help you find a new perspective, and it can help you reflect and be present. It can help build self-awareness, help make effective choices, reduce the impact of worry, and build positive connections.

Lastly, 'Tuning In' to communities and the impact of mental health stigma can help ensure that people who need support have safe places to talk about their experiences and reach out. 

 

Check out this printable calendar to provide daily ideas about what to do to look after your mental health over the month of October:

https://lookafteryourmentalhealthaustralia.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/MHA_LAYMHA_Downloadable-Mental-Health-Month-Calendar_General_2021_FA-1.pdf

 

 

Brittany Taylor

Educational & Developmental Psychologist

Child Safety Officer