Mental Health

Learn about mental health

In Australia, approximately one in two individuals will face mental health challenges at some point in their lives.

Understanding mental health is crucial for maintaining your social and emotional wellbeing, and it also enables you to support those around you.

If you’re feeling unsettled or struggling, it’s important to seek help early. We offer information and resources about the signs and symptoms to be aware of and where to find support.

Looking after your mental health

Staying well is about finding a balance that works for you. Things that can help include:

What is mental health?

We’ve created a mental health continuum to assist you in understanding and discussing social and emotional wellbeing. It can also help you decide what steps to take to look after your mental health right now.

Anxiety

When anxious feelings persist, occur without any specific reason, or interfere with daily life, it may indicate an anxiety condition.

In Australia, anxiety conditions affect 1 in 4 people, and they are treatable.

Depression

Feeling sad, moody, or low occasionally is a normal part of life. However, if these feelings persist for more than two weeks, it might be a sign of depression.

Depression affects 1 in 7 people in Australia, and it is treatable.

Quality Care

Learn the warning signs, how to talk about it, what to do after a suicide attempt, and how to find support if you’ve lost someone to suicide.

One in six Australians will have thoughts of suicide at some point in their lives. Support is available.

Work and mental health

Good work can benefit your mental health by providing a sense of purpose, daily activity, income, and social connections. However, poor working conditions can negatively impact your mental health and wellbeing. Learn more about:

Parenting and mental health

Children and young people who are part of a supportive family are more likely to achieve optimal mental health. For parents, having the right information to understand and care for your child can support both their mental health and yours. Discover resources and services on:

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