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Tips on Keeping a Healthy Headspace

Posted: September 20, 2020 | Author: Jamieson Cosgriff

Information and links via. Headspace.

Good mental health is a state of wellbeing where you feel able to work and study, feel connected to others, be involved in activities in your community and ‘bounce back’ when life’s changes and challenges come along.

Some ways in which one can develop and maintain a healthy headspace include:

  1. Getting Into Life

Keep doing the stuff you love to do and the things that are important to you. It can help keep the fun in your life, give you a sense of accomplishment and purpose, boost your confidence and help to connect with others.

Some of these things, such as skating, reading or playing the guitar, might just be for fun, but other things like work or study can give you new skills and might help to give you meaning.

  1. Staying Active

Staying active can help you to sleep better, manage stress and boost your mood.

Make time to take a break from study or work or hanging out, whether it be going to the gym, kicking a ball around with a mate or just going for a walk. Whatever it is, start small, and make sure it’s something you enjoy.

  1. Get Enough Sleep

Sleeping well is good for your brain and body, and helps you feel energised, stay focused and protect your mental health.

Find more about the benefits of sleep by reading the Headspace fact sheet HERE. 

  1. Eating Well

Eating well can improve your mood, energy levels and general health and wellbeing. Fill up on nutritious food (like veggies, fruit and whole grains) and drink plenty of water to give your body and brain all the power it needs to function well.

Headspace centres and services operate across Australia, in metro, regional and rural areas, supporting young Australians and their families to be mentally healthy and engaged in their communities. For more information, articles and support visit the Headspace website HERE.

What else is available in the local Corio community?

HeadtoHelp mental health support is now available in western Victoria!

Who can contact HeadtoHelp?

HeadtoHelp is for anyone of any age experiencing emotional distress, crises, mental ill-health and/or addiction along with their families and carers. There is no wrong reason to contact us.

To access HeadtoHelp, simply call 1800 595 212 to discuss your specific needs and concerns. You will then be directed to a package of mental health services in their area that most appropriately meet their individual situation. No appointments are required to access the service.

What type of support can I receive from HeadtoHelp?

In the first instance, they will talk with you about your personal concerns to identify the support you need.  They will then work with you to develop a package of support services that respond to your individual situation.

That support may be provided from within the HeadtoHelp team or they may refer you to other health providers who are best suited to support you with long term help.

How is HeadtoHelp different from other mental health support services?

HeadtoHelp is about taking a holistic approach to your mental health, whether you have experienced mental ill-health in the past or if this is the first time you have reached out for support.

They’re here to help you navigate the mental health system. Their service will work with you to understand the type of support you need. They will then draw on our knowledge of the broad range of services available to identify which best suits your individual situation.  With your consent, they can also liaise with your GP to ensure they are advised and kept informed about the support services recommended for you.

How do I contact my local HeadtoHelp hub?

In the first instance, phone us on 1800 595 212 and we can identify the nearest hub to you or whether other, suitable support services are available in your area.

For more information on the HeadtoHelp service – click the link HERE.