If you require immediate help please contact either Lifeline on 13 11 14 or (if you are under 18 years old) Kids Help Line on 1800 55 1800. Both these services can help you or, if necessary, refer you on to appropriate mental health support networks.
Good mental health is a vital part of overall good health and wellbeing. It is just as important to maintain good mental health as it is to maintain good physical health.
"Mental illness" is a general term that refers to a group of illnesses affecting the mind, in the same way that physical illness refers to a group of illnesses affecting the body.
Episodes of a mental illness can come and go in periods throughout people's lives. Some people experience their illness only once and then fully recover. Not only do people with mental illnesses and their families have to cope with an illness that can radically alter their lives, they often experience rejection and discrimination in the community and at work.
Mental Health Education will provide you with knowledge and understanding of the issues that affect 1 in 5 Australians every year.
Contact me for more information on how I can help your organisation to learn more about mental health issues.