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.
- 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.
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Mental Health Commission [Internet]. Perth (Australia): State Government of Victoria; c2016. Mental health and you [cited Oct 2017]. Available from: https://www.mhc.wa.gov.au/your-health-and-wellbeing/mental-health-and-you/
Content last updated: 21 October 2017