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Mental Health Emergency Response Line (MHERL)

Lifeline: 13 11 14
Mensline: 1300 789 978
beyondblue: 1300 224 636
Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800
Rurallink: 1800 522 002

Maintaining mental health and wellbeing

Your mental health and wellbeing is just as important as your physical health.
Positive mental health and wellbeing enables you to function well, have meaningful social connections, positive self-esteem and be better able to cope with life's ups and downs.

Keeping our mind healthy  is an important part of our overall health and wellbeing.

A few tips that can help maintain your mental health and wellbeing:
  • spend time with friends, loved ones and people you trust
  • talk about or express your feelings regularly
  • reduce alcohol consumption
  • avoid illicit drug use
  • keep active and eat well
  • develop new skills and challenge your capabilities
  • relax and enjoy your hobbies
  • set realistic goals
  • take time out1
  • get enough sleep.2

Check out our support tools section for mindfulness apps to help you.

If you are feeling down, talk to someone you trust, a support line or contact your GP or health professional about your mental health concerns.

Content last updated: 21 October 2017

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