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World Mental Health Day – October 10

Yesterday (October 10) was World Mental Health Day. 

Mental health, and mental health awareness, is always important. But it would be remiss not to recognise the increased need for awareness, understanding, compassion, and action at the moment throughout the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

‘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’ (from ‘Look after your mental health’, an organisation representing the mental health sector in Australia). 

This reminds us that mental health does not equate to mental illness; everyone has mental health and there is a lot we can do (personally and for our community) to help maintain and promote good mental health. 

Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

If you are interested in learning more, or being better equipped to support young people with mental health struggles, the Macedon Ranges Shire Council is hosting another Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) course for adults next month. The course takes places over three sessions, starting Saturday 20 November. 

Check out the dedicated post on the Braemar Blog for more information or to register. 

Helpful Resources

The links below from Look After Your Mental Health include helpful tips, resources for more information, great downloadable calendars (for you, your family, or your workplace), and contact information for more support.


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