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Mental Health


Tune In to your Mental Health

We’re being encouraged to think about our mental health and wellbeing, to reflect on the importance of good mental health and to tune in to the help that others may need.

'Tuning In' means being present, being aware of what’s happening within you and in the world around you.

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What can you sense right now? What can you feel?

Tune In to your communities
What’s happening that you can be part of, or that you can help others be part of?

Tune In to stigma
How do attitudes and understandings of mental health and wellbeing impact people’s ability to live the lives they want.

Taking a moment to Tune In

This can help still and focus your mind, it can help you understand what’s going on for you and others. Tuning in can help you find a new perspective, and it can help you reflect and be present.

Tuning in has been shown to help build self- awareness, help make effective choices, reduce the impact of worry, and build positive connections. Tuning in to communities and the impact of mental health stigma can help ensure that people who need support have safe places to talk about their experiences and reach out.

Perinatal Mental Health Week: 7-13 November

Perinatal Mental Health Week is a time to raise awareness and collaborate to ensure that parents in need know that they are not alone. 1 in 5 new mums and 1 in 10 new dads experience perinatal depression and anxiety, which is around 100,000 Australian parents each year.

Parents and caregivers of babies and toddlers are invited to TUNE IN to two webinars run by Council:

Baby Yoga

Tuesday 9 November, 10:00am - 11:30am, online via Zoom

This is your opportunity to discover the beautiful and powerful modality of Baby Yoga.  It provides dual benefits for baby and you while providing the platform to build a strong and long-lasting bond with your baby in a natural way. It involves simple, effective stretches and poses, suitable for all levels of physical fitness. The co-ordination and balance required to perform baby yoga poses provides a strong foundation for development of crawling, walking and standing with additional benefits for the parent.

The benefits of Baby Yoga can be divided into four categories:

  • Tummy Time - A variety of movements that make tummy time enjoyable
  • Balance & Coordination - Rocking, Rolling and Gentle Drops and Mini-Swings
  • Relaxation - Nurturing yourself and being able to relax with your baby
  • Self-Care - Aligned and harmonious movement to support your back

Book online.

Enhancing Your Child's Social and Emotional Development 

Thursday 11 November, 12:00pm - 1:30pm, online via Zoom

Discover in this 90-minute session how to decode different toddler behaviours so that you gain a greater insight to your toddler and develop the tools to enhance their Social and Emotional Development.

WHY toddlers do what they do?

WHAT you can do and HOW to apply the tools and techniques within your home.

  • Why tantrums happen, how to manage and prevent them escalating
  • Tips to help your toddler thrive socially and emotionally
  • Implement the 4-Step System to maintain your parent sanity
  • Three strategies to avoid and what to do instead.

Grandparents are welcome to attend.

Book online.

The Aboriginal art that is featured in this year's Mental Health Month campaign has been contributed by Tylah Lomas, proud Kamilaroi woman. The goanna is the totem of her tribe.