Mental Health Month is celebrated each year in the month of October in NSW. This awareness month encourages all of us to think about our mental health and wellbeing, regardless of whether we may have a lived experience of mental illness or not. This month also gives us the opportunity to understand the importance of mental health in our everyday lives and encourages help seeking behaviours when needed.
Garry Sims APM - R U OK? Community Ambassador encourages you to have a look at this brief video "Three Good Things" For those who elect to follow the practice, there is even an App to record “three good things” in your daily life, which has been found to increase your happiness levels in the field of positive psychology, a science that explores the positive side of mental health, away from a focus on mental illness. Basically, it is a positive thinking exercise that is short and simple:
1. Once a day, sit down for a while and look back at your day. 2. Think of three things that went well for you during the day, that is, the positive things of the day. 3. Record and reflect each positive event.
Your mental health is as important as your physical health. Take up the challenge during Mental Health Month and do something for your mental wellness. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOGAp9dw8Ac&feature=youtu.be