Tune in this World Mental Health Day

Tune in this World Mental Health Day

People across NSW are being urged to tune into their mental health and reach out to the many available services if they need support, this World Mental Health Day.

Minister for Mental Health Bronnie Taylor is encouraging people to pause and take a moment today to consider how they are feeling.

“We may often neglect our mental health to prioritise other areas of our busy lives, so this World Mental Health Day I’m encouraging everyone to take some time to check in with yourself,” Mrs Taylor said.

NSW Chief Psychiatrist, Dr Murray Wright, said World Mental Health Day is also a good opportunity to refocus on the things we can do that are good for our mental health.

“Working on your mental health gets easier and better with practice, so it is really important to have an awareness of what you can do to feel better,” Dr Wright said.

The NSW Government announced a record $2.9 billion investment into mental health services as part of the 2023-23 NSW Budget.

For anyone who is struggling, you can call the below helplines for support and advice: Lifeline 13 11 14 | Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800 | Beyond Blue 1300 224636.

To be connected with specialist mental health services, call the NSW Mental Health Line 1800 011 511.