Mental Health & Wellbeing

Mental illness comprises a wide range of disorders and varies in its severity. The effect of mental illness can be severe on the individuals and families concerned and its influence is far-reaching for society as a whole. Around 7.3 million or 45% of Australians aged 16–85 will experience a common mental health-related condition such as depression, anxiety or a substance use disorder in their lifetime.

Anxiety and depression affect our entire community. Around 3 million people in Australia live with anxiety and/or depression every day, while family, friends and colleagues watch a person they care about go through this experience. Seeking support from a health professional is often an important step in the pathway to recovery, but just as important are the day-to-day lifestyle choices that we make.

Tips to maintain good mental health and wellbeing

Eat Well
Be Active
Get Connected
Reduce alcohol and other drugs
Do things you enjoy
Seek Support

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