Don’t let the summer season interrupt your good health habits!
That’s the message from cohealth’s Brimbank mental health and wellbeing local service.
“With the holiday season in full swing, it’s easy to let slip some of the routines that keep us feeling good, like exercise and good diet,” said Suzanne Dick, cohealth Director, Mental Health Transformation.
“There are a range of tools that can help people maintain a healthy body and healthy mind,” said Ms Dick.
“The festive season can be a time for connecting with loved ones and reflecting on the year that was,” said Ms Dick.
“But for some, this can be a difficult time of year when relationships are tested, finances are stretched, or feelings of isolation and loneliness are heightened.
Ms Dick also highlighted the unique perspective of people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities during the holiday period.
“For people whose traditions have key celebrations at other times of the year, they can be left feeling different or excluded, contributing to isolation and disconnection.”
cohealth Brimbank mental health and wellbeing Local Service’s top tips for maintaining a healthy body and mind are:
Live in Brimbank and need help?
The Brimbank Mental Health and Wellbeing Local Service is operated by cohealth and provides free mental health and wellbeing treatment, care and support for people aged 26 and over.
No referral is needed to access the service.
How to access the Brimbank Mental Health and Wellbeing local service:
The following services are open throughout the Christmas break:
Depression, anxiety and related disorders
24 hours/7 days
1300 22 4636
Crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services
24 hours/7 days
13 11 14
For additional mental health helplines, go to healthdirect.gov.au.