At headspace Fremantle we are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of all members of our community.
Having good mental health means you are able to live your life in a positive way where you stay on top of your commitments, feel connected to others, and bounce back when you encounter one of life’s challenges.
It is so important to think about how we look after ourselves and stay well. There’s lots of ways to improve your wellbeing every day, but if you’re not sure wher to start our staff and Youth Reference Group have some ideas
Access Clinician Courtney likes to wind down each evening by giving her dog cuddles. She also lights up the outdoor fire pit and invites mates around for a BBQ under the stars. We often feel best when connected with others, so spending time with friends and family can be a major part of self-care.
Youth Reference Group member Jesse to the gym to clear his mind and keep fit. Staying active can help you manage stress and sleep better as well as boosting your mood.
Our Manager Kieren keeps her headspace healthy by pottering in the garden. She says she gets a real sense of achievement from looking after plants and seeing them grow. This activity includes the added bonus of fresh air and vitamin D.
Program Admin Alyssa goes for a walk to relax and keep her headspace healthy. She also has an extra coffee, because it’s important to enjoy the occasional treat!
Community Awareness Officer Annabeth sees a psychologist regularly to work through challenges as they come up. Getting extra support and advice from someone outside of your situation can help you see issues more clearly and give you new ways to deal with the stresses of life.
Youth Reference Group member Chelsea makes sure she has a plan prioritising what needs to be done today versus what can be left until tomorrow. This helps her focus on the present and not feel overwhelmed.
Access Clinician Scott likes to craft with a nice cup of tea. Sometimes they’ll listen to a podcast or write epic narratives for their table top role-playing game! Scott notes the importance of self-care activities which you enjoy and don’t feel pressured to complete, as maintaining your headspace should not be a source of guilt or stress.
Program Admin Brix likes to plan holidays to keep her headspace healthy. Having longer term goals to work towards is a great way to keep us motivated and excited about life.
Ultimately, the way we experience and deal with tough times will be different for each of us.
The most important thing we can do is think about our own coping strategies and be on the lookout for new tips and tricks to keep our headspace healthy.
For more information and support check out the headspace website at headspace.org.au