Tenpin Bowling Australia (TBA) acknowledges World Mental Health Day (WMHD) on October 10, 2021, as an important time to raise awareness of mental health issues and services to help those going through challenging times.
The 2021 WMHD message from Mental Health Australia is simple – “Look after your mental health, Australia.”
It’s been more than 18 months since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The challenging period has had a major impact on people’s mental health for a variety of reasons. World Mental Health Day is about more than advocacy. It also provides yet another opportunity to empower people to look after their own mental health and provide support to others, an effort that requires consistent effort on all days.
There are lots of different ways to look after your mental health. Mental Health Australia has ten tips that are a helpful starting point – click here
The World Health Organisation has several resources regarding depression and suicide. Depression is a common mental health condition. For some people depression is mild and short-lived; for others, it is more severe and longer-term. Some people are affected only once; others more than once. At worst, depression can lead to suicide. There is a lot that can be done, however, to prevent and treat depression and to help people who are thinking about suicide.
Depression: What you should know:
If you are living with someone with depression:
TBA is a proud Beyond Blue Business Supporter. Providing support and services to people in Australia for 20 years, Beyond Blue is Australia’s most well-known and visited mental health organisation.
For more information on looking after your mental health and supporting those around you, there are a number of great resources available:
- Learn more about the mental health benefits of playing a team sport.
- Read about six little things you can do for your wellbeing every day.
- This article ‘I know I need support but how do i ask for it’ has practical tips on how to ask for support when it seems difficult.
- Read more about how to look after yourself while supporting someone with a mental health condition.
- Beyond Blue’s Not Alone podcast shares personal journeys of hope and resilience relating to a range of mental health topics.
- The Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service has information, advice and strategies to help you manage your mental health during the pandemic.
- Resource Library
- Beyond Blue website