Tuesday, September 24, 2013

October - Mental Health Month

Next week marks the beginning of Mental Health Month.

In NSW, Mental Health Month is led by the Mental Health Association of NSW and aims to increase awareness, and promote mental health and wellbeing for all people living in NSW. 

This year’s theme is Kindness: little acts, big impacts!’ This theme promotes kindness to oneself and to others as beneficial to health and wellbeing for everyone.

As part of the campaign a fact sheet called:Kindness: little acts, big impacts! has been produced.

You can also download this factsheet in the following community languages: Arabic, Bengali, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Spanish and Vietnamese 

Also available are fact sheets from previous years, which still have great, relevant information. These include: Celebrate Connect Grow  Wellbeing: Invest in Your Life   and 10 Tips to Stress Less.

The Mental Health Association also has two information services specialising in mental health. These are:

Mental Health Information Service 1300 794 991  - Information, telephone support and referral on issues relating to mental health generally. 

Anxiety Disorder Support Information Line 1300 794 992 - Focuses more specifcally on anxiety disorders. 
The operating hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

 For further information including events you can get involved in, visit the Mental Health Month page via:



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