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World Mental Health Day 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenging time for managing our mental health. Lockdowns, social distancing requirements, travel restrictions, and the constantly changing position we find ourselves in is stressful. 

This makes prioritising our mental health and wellbeing more important than ever. Good mental health is when we can cope with the stressors of our daily lives, participate in loving relationships, contribute to our community, and work towards our goals. Everyone has mental health. And we can all benefit from looking after our own mental health and the mental health of our communities.

This World Mental Health Day – October 10 – the message is simple: “Look after your mental health, Australia.” If you or someone you care for is in need of immediate assistance you can contact the below National 24/7 Crisis Counselling Services:

Need support

Lifeline
13 11 14 – 24 hours a day
7 days a week

Lifeline Text
0477 13 11 14 – 6pm to midnight (AEDT)
7 nights a week

Beyond Blue
1300 22 4636
www.beyondblue.org.au  

Butterfly Foundation National Helpline
1800 334 673

Carer Support
1800 242 636 or 1300 554 660

SANE Australia Help Centre
1800 187 263
www.sane.org

Suicide Call Back Service
1300 659 467

Kids Helpline
1800 55 1800
www.kidshelpline.com.au

MensLine Australia
1300 789 978

QLife
1800 184 527

Open Arms – Veterans and Families Counselling
1800 011 046

Need more information?

Head to Health
www.headtohealth.gov.au   

Black Dog
www.blackdoginstitute.org.au   

Headspace
www.eheadspace.org.au     

R U OK?
www.ruok.org.au   

ReachOut
www.au.reachout.com  

Embrace Multicultural Mental Health
www.embracementalhealth.org.au