Just like our bodies, our minds need looking after to make sure they stay healthy. Mental health is your general state of mind, and ability to cope with the things going on around you. Everybody has ups and downs, but if you’re having mental health issues it might make it harder to go about your everyday life.
Mental health issues are really common, 1 in 4 people aged 14-25 will experience mental health issues at some point. So, it’s likely you’ll know someone trying to cope with mental health issues, or may experience some yourself. There are a lot of places you can get help if you think you’re having mental health issues. Try talking to someone you trust about it, like a friend, parent or school counsellor. You can also visit your GP, local community health centre or find your nearest headspace centre. You can also call beyond blue or get online counselling at eheadspace.
These tips can help maintain your mental health:
If you think you or someone you know is experiencing mental health issues you should talk about it to an adult you trust. If you don’t want to tell someone you know about it try going to your GP, local community health centre or finding your nearest headspace centre. You can also call beyond blue or get online counselling at eheadspace. (These services are all confidential).