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Mental Health Week - A Message from Deputy Principal (Students)

Take Time – QMHW

QMHW takes place in the week of World Mental Health Day on 10 October. The QMHW visual identity for 2020 has been developed using the artwork 'Communicate through our strengths' by Aboriginal artist Ailsa Walsh. The artwork has a powerful message about the importance of communication, values and culture. The theme for 2020 is 'Take Time for mental health'. When we take time to look after our mental health, we are able to improve our resilience and better cope with the everyday stresses of life.

The Queensland Governments Dear Mind campaign encourages Queenslanders to practise simple, everyday mental wellbeing activities from the six building blocks of mental wellbeing. You can create a healthier relationship with your mind by doing activities to take time to:

  • Get Healthy

  • Connect more

  • Keep learning

  • Show kindness

  • Take notice

  • Embrace nature

Queensland Mental Health Week promotes individual and community mental health and wellbeing, boosts awareness of mental illness, and celebrates the contribution of the mental health and community sectors.

Mental health challenges don't discriminate. If you are experiencing poor mental health, talking to people you trust is a first step, as is seeking professional support. Focusing on self-care and finding peers who have been through something similar may also be useful.

In 2020 more than ever, raising awareness of Mental Health issues is of great importance. If you or someone you know needs support, please reach out.

The following services are free or the cost of a local call:

Lifeline - 13 11 14

Suicide Call Back Service - 1300 659 467

SANE Australia - 1800 18 7263

Beyond Blue - 1300 22 46 36

Kids Help Line - 1800 55 1800

Queensland Health - 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84)

Ryan Cheers

Deputy Principal (Students)



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