Taking some ‘me time’ is important. And it also helps strengthen your mental wellbeing.
Your mental wellbeing is the unique way that you handle your emotions, respond to stress and also your general outlook on life. Having a healthy sense of mental wellbeing has many benefits. It lifts your mood, promotes resilience in difficult situations and helps you get the most out of life. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you live or how you’re feeling – taking a few moments for yourself each day will help you be a happier and more resilient you.
This Queensland Government campaign is focused on helping you improve your mental health and wellbeing. Click here to head to the website for more information.
Gotcha 4 Life
Building mental fitness, social connection, emotional muscle and resilience.
Gotcha4Life was established to reverse the tide of declining mental health and suicide throughout Australia.
Gotcha4Lilfe is a non-profit foundation dedicated to taking action and having a positive outcome on mental health.
Gotcha4Life highlights the importance of Prevention through Connection and raise awareness of the importance of identifying a close friend in your life, someone you can speak openly and honestly to when times are tough.
Gotcha4Life funds sustainable educational workshops, training programs and products building this mental fitness in communities.
Better Off With You is a pilot initiative delivered by SANE Australia, and is supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Health.
The Mackay, Whitsunday and Isaac region is one of two communities chosen for the targeted pilot campaign. The other is the Northern Beaches in Sydney. The Mackay, Whitsunday and Isaac campaign features three real stories told by local people with experience of suicidal thoughts and attempts.
Better Off With You aims to speak directly to people feeling suicidal, and seeks to challenge the perception that they are a burden on their family, friends and other people. The campaign will be promoted across social media, radio, print media, outdoor advertising and TV.
The campaign website betteroffwithyou.org.au houses the video stories, support information, a listing of national and local services and an online moderated forum where people can discuss the campaign and share their experiences. The pilot initiative was developed in consultation with local groups and those with lived experience, and includes a research component to ensure the campaign’s safety, measure impact and to inform future national suicide prevention activities.