As part of Queensland Mental Health Week (7 – 13 October), taking time for your mental health will be the focus of Council’s annual Wellness at the Coast event on Friday 11 October 2019.
Local organisations are once again collaborating to bring the event to the Capricorn Coast community this month to encourage people to value and promote mental health and wellbeing, whilst also tackling the stigma of mental illness.
Wellness at the Coast will be held on Friday 11 October at the Yeppoon Lagoon Precinct. Starting with Yoga at 9am, the rest of the event will run from 10am – 2pm. Find out more about whats happening on our Facebook event page
Council would like to thank its partners – CQ Mental Health and Alcohol and Other drugs Service (CQMHAODS), CQ Rural Health and Livingstone Suicide Prevention Leadership Group, Capricorn Coast Landcare Group, and Live Life Pharmacy for their support in hosting this event.
DID YOU KNOW?
Research shows there are six simple actions we can all take to improve our moods, build resilience, boost wellbeing and lower the risk of developing mental health problems.
They are Connect, Be Active, Keep Learning, Give, Take Notice and Care for the Planet.
These simple actions are internationally recognised as the Wheel of Wellbeing*
Regularly practising these actions is beneficial for everyone:
Take time to be active – it’s good for your mind as well as your body
Take time to learn – learning new things can make you more confident as well as being fun
Take time to give – Practicing small acts of kindness, volunteering time, or simply helping a friend in need can help you feel more satisfied with life
Take time to connect – spending time with other people is important to everyone’s mental wellbeing
Take time to enjoy the moment – Paying more attention to the present and the world around you helps relieve stress and makes you feel better
Take time to care for our planet – keeping our planet in shape is the best recipe for world wellbeing.
Go to http://www.livingstone.qld.gov.au/131/COMMUNITY or https://www.qldmentalhealthweek.org.au/ for more information.