As May is Mental Health Awareness month, it's a good reminder to keep ourselves mindful and give our brains a break.
How do you stay mindful? This May we’re asking you to use mindfulness to give your brain a break. Mindfulness is taking a pause and focusing your attention to be more focused, calm and connected. Studies show that practising mindfulness can reduce stress and improve overall mental and physical wellbeing.
Visit beyondblue for tips and helpful advice.
Visit Smiling Mind for tips and mindfulness advice.
You can register for Mindful in May practising 10 minutes of mindfulness meditation every day for 31 days.
Mindfulness is a good way to maintain your own self care. No one is immune to depression or anxiety. It can happen to anyone - even you.
If you need to talk to someone I have included some numbers below for you.
Lifeline Australia: 13 1114
beyondblue Australia: 1300 22 4636
Headspace Austrlia - Kids helpline: 1800 55 1800
If you are in an emergency, or at immediate risk of harm to yourself or others, please contact emergency services on 000.
*IN THE UK*
Heads Together Helpline: 0300 123 3393
The Mix (for young people under 25): 0808 808 4994
Young Minds (for parents): 0808 802 5544
CALM (for men): 0808 802 58 58 (London)
0800 58 58 58 (nationwide)
If you are in an emergency, or at immediate risk of harm to yourself or others, please contact emergency services on 999.
*IN THE US*
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Suicide Hotline: 800-784-2433
Immediate Medical Assistance: 911
Crisis Call Center: 800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863
National Hopeline Network: 800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
Samaritans 24-Hour Crisis Hotline: (212) 673-3000
If you are in an emergency, or at immediate risk of harm to yourself or others, please contact emergency services on 911.