Here at Naked Harvest, we believe taking care of your mental health is equally as important as taking care of your body. Let’s chat for a moment. When was the last time you checked in, really sat down with yourself and reflected on how you were feeling? It’s important to understand that anyone can experience a mental illness, it’s actually way more common than you’d think. 1 in 5 Australians are affected by mental illness each year, yet don’t seek help due to stigma.
So what exactly classifies as mental health?
The world health organization defines mental health as ‘a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.’ Mental wellbeing allows you to deal with the ups and downs of life and cope with them in a psychologically and emotionally healthy way.
Due to the ongoing effects of COVID, this year has been a rollercoaster for most of us. In such times of uncertainty, words and emotions like fear, worry and stress may bubble up. This is totally normal, but there’s a few things we can incorporate in our daily lives to improve our mental state.
Here are 4 simple ways to cultivate better mental wellness…
Like the advocates we are for getting sweaty and moving your body in order to keep your body healthy and happy, there are some other things you can do to promote your mental health.
1. Reflect on your daily essentials
2. Make time for yourself
3. Find your purpose and build meaningful relationships
4. Go offline and get outside
Mental health matters gang, let’s start putting our mental health FIRST.
If you or someone you know would like to talk to someone, here are some National 24/7 Crisis Counselling Services you can reach out to:
For more information check out https://lookafteryourmentalhealthaustralia.org.au
13 11 14 – 24 hours a day
7 days a week
0477 13 11 14 – 6pm to midnight (AEDT)
7 nights a week
1300 22 4636
Butterfly Foundation National Helpline
1800 334 673
1800 242 636 or 1300 554 660
SANE Australia Help Centre
1800 187 263
Suicide Call Back Service
1300 659 467
1800 55 1800
1300 789 978
1800 184 527
Open Arms – Veterans and Families Counselling
1800 011 046