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Looking after your mental health and wellbeing

It is important to take care of your own wellbeing as well as looking out for others around you, including your family and friends. It is much easier to be there for your loved ones and support their wellbeing once you have cared for your own.

Reach out for help if you need extra support – services are available to help with your mental health, financial problems, drug or alcohol misuse, and domestic/family violence.

Discover practical tips and resources to help you look after your own and your family's mental health and wellbeing in the pages below.


  • Mental Health Month October 2022

  • Mindfulness

    Taking care of your mental wellbeing is just as important as taking care of your physical health. View our videos and tips to help you improve and maintain good mental health.
  • Looking after your kids

    How do I encourage wellbeing in my children? How can I provide the right support for them? Find the answers here on how to help your family and children.
  • Responding to mental distress

    It's important to take care of your own wellbeing and to take the time to notice what's going on for you, and for others around you. Read our advice on looking after yourself and supporting others who may be struggling to cope.
  • Self care strategies

    Take time to look after yourself and engage in a range of self-care activities to protect your mental wellbeing. Do something you love, find a new hobby or revive an old one. Engage in healthy activities that you enjoy and find relaxing.
  • Building resilience

    Good mental health is about more than just the absence of mental illness; it’s a state of overall wellbeing. Feeling overwhelmed, anxious or distressed? Use these great self-help tools to feel and cope much better.
  • Services and support

    It’s normal to feel stress and worry at times. Most people manage with the support of family and friends, but others may need extra help to keep things on track. See services for food relief, domestic violence services, support for kids.

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