Check in, show up and reach out: World Mental Health Day

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The importance of work and life balance, staff support and being active in our communities is key to building healthy relationships and supports.

It is why Intereach is passionate about the mental health of its staff and communities across the whole of the year. However on 10 October – World Mental Health Day – it provides the opportunity for us to stop, reflect and encourage those around us who may be doing it tough.

Mental ill health is a growing problem in Australia – one that has been made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. Looking after your mental health and wellbeing, and knowing how to support others, has never been more important.

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.

As an organisation, we want to recognise that mindfulness practice is essential for promoting positive mental well-being and encourage people every day to ‘Check in, show up and reach out”.  

As a community at Intereach, we want to encourage everyone to practice mindfulness, whether that means going for a walk, having a talk with a co-worker, engaging in a hobby after work, or simply being kind to yourself – and there is no better day to start than today.  

This World Mental Health Day – October 10 – the message is simple:

“Look after your mental health, Australia.” 

Look after your mental health Australia is a great resource for tips and sources for mental health and wellbeing. Please click the link below LAYMHA | Resources to share (  to reach the look after your mental health Australia website. 

Important tips on to use every day and especially on world mental health day for positive wellbeing: 

  • Stay active 
  • Eat well 
  • Connect with others 
  • Do something you enjoy each day 
  • Limit media consumption 
  • Keep to a routine 
  • Get an early night 
  • Be kind to yourself  
  • Maintain perspective 
  • Seek help 

“Look after your mental health, Australia.”

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