Mental health month

Mental Health Month is celebrated each year in the month of October.

This awareness month encourages all of us to think about our mental health and wellbeing, regardless of whether we may have a lived experience of mental illness or not. This month also gives us the opportunity to understand the importance of mental health in our everyday lives and encourages help-seeking behaviours when needed.

Find out how you can get involved in Mental Health Month in Deniliquin.

The theme of Mental Health Month in 2020 is TUNE IN  

 

Tuning In means being present, being aware of what’s happening within you, and in the world around you.  
 

Taking a moment to Tune In can help still and focus your mind, it can help you understand what’s going on for you and others. Tuning in can help you find a new perspective, and it can help you reflect and be present. 

What's on in deni

With the restrictions of COVID-19 on events and gatherings, this year Deni MHAG will bring you a range of online well being-resources to use at home, in our organisation, your business and in our community.

FIVE IN FIVE Challenge

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‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’

Introduces you to five simple and effective ways to improve your psychological and emotional health 

 

A healthy mind is just as important as a healthy body for your overall wellbeing. Like physical fitness, you can strengthen your psychological health in lots of small day-to-day ways. 

This website gives you practical tools and resources so you can discover how to make the 5 Ways part of your ways to wellbeing.

 

Everyone can ‘try the 5’ at home, work or during study. It costs nothing and it’s easier than you think! 

ConnectBe ActiveKeep LearningBe Aware and Help Others.

https://5waystowellbeing.org.au/

FIVE IN FIVE Challenge 

Deni MHAG is challenging and supporting the community to do the #Deni5in5 challenge during the month of October.

 

Our goal is to challenge  the community to come up with their own Five in Five challenges - not only with regards to physical activity , but any or all of the "5 ways to Wellbeing" initiative.

 

The challenge  means you try one new thing from every " 5 ways" every week.

HOW TO DO THIS IN DENI?  

Every Friday  we will share the theme for the following week. This will be done in the PT and on social media.

You join the challenge by doing or introducing at least ONE new activity or action  that fits in with the theme for the week.  

​Everyone can ‘try the 5’ at home, work or during study.  

Week 1  : Connect

Week 2 : Be Active

Week 3: Be Aware

Wee k 4 : Keep Learning

Week 5 : Help Others.

Do this quietly in your own space and own time  or share  your challenges.

Challenge your friends and colleagues on your personal pages to get involved and let us all work together to make our community a mentally healthy community , supporting and encouraging each other in the 5 Ways to Wellbeing. 

Follow the Deni MHAG facebook page to get up to date challenges and information around this event throughout October. 

Throughout October, we’ll be sharing evidence and practical tips around 5 different ways to improve your Wellbeing using these resources. 

MENTAL HEALTH MONTH news

© 2020 Deniliquin Mental Health Awareness Group

If you or someone you know has concerns about their mental health, please see the GP or navigate these pages for help. 

If you or someone you know is feeling mentally distressed or suicidal please call Accessline 1800 800 944 or present to the nearest ED department and they will help you access Mental Health Emergency Services.  

If a life is in danger, please CALL 000 straight away.