Mental Health Month
The start of term also marked the beginning of Mental Health Month. Mental Health Month is a great opportunity to start life changing conversations, tackle stigma and discrimination and break down help seeking behaviours around mental health.
I am urging everyone to make your MENTAL HEALTH a PRIORITY – not just this month but EVERYDAY. Is there a COMMITMENT you can make, or a GOAL you can set to help you achieve or maintain good well-being? Think about the activities that contribute to you feeling POSITIVE, HEALTHY and FULFILLED and the things that add HAPPINESS and SATISFACTION to your life. To make a mental health PROMISE, visit Mental health Australia’s ‘promise wall’: https://1010.org.au/promise/add
It’s important to remember ‘IT IS OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY’. The best thing you can do is reach out. If you need advice, or want to talk to someone there are many services available. I also encourage you to COMMIT to activities that promote well-being and REACH OUT to people that may need some extra love and support.
In the spirit of Mental Health Month a team of Year 8 students sold cupcakes at lunch time. They have chosen to donate all the money they raise to St Vincent De Paul’s Mental Health Service.
Thank you to Alysha Kapila, Dinethi Algama, Isabella Staninovski, Karli Agathopoulos, Evelyn Karavokyros, Alexandra Hammer, Serena Pham, Chanel Reeves and Abby Gillon-Smith.
Over the next few weeks students will also be running the following activities:
FRIDAY 21ST OCTOBER
FRIDAY 28TH OCTOBER
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4TH
Please continue to join in the fun as we celebrate positive well-being!