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Mental Health Month

Date: 1 2020 00:00 to 31 2020 23:45

Connecting with others is important for our health and survival. Feeling connected, valued and loved by others gives us a sense of security, support, purpose and happiness.

Mental Health Month NSW is part of a national mental health promotion campaign held throughout October each year. The timing of the campaign centres on World Mental Health Day, which is marked each year on October 10.

Close connections and good relationships with others allows us to enjoy the good times in our lives and helps us deal with the hard experiences we face. This is important for all of us! Unfortunately in today’s society, we have many demands on our attention and time, and more people experience loneliness in Australia than ever before. For those experiencing or living with mental illness, loneliness can be far worse as individuals can face social exclusion, stigma and discrimination. As social beings, this can affect all aspects of our wellbeing.

For further information, check our Indigenous Community Links page for mental health resources:

Mental Health Resources