WE all want to feel our best, but taking the first steps towards looking after your mental health can be tough.
That's why youth organisation headspace has created a national day of engagement aimed at improving mental health literacy among young people.
Today is national headspace day, and the community is invited to 'don their best party outfits for a night of family friendly online trivia with plenty of prizes up for grabs.
Headspace Tamworth project coordinator Ren Allan said the event targets young people between the ages of 12 and 25.
"Each year has a theme and all of the centres across the country can run events to engage their community, this year the theme is 'small steps start big things'," she said.
"Given the strange times and the unique experience we've had, lots of young people are feeling quite disconnected at the moment.
"The theme encourages young people to take small steps that are right for them, to create some time and space to focus on things they love."
Headspace usually engages the community through a variety of in-person events, but this year the trivia night and a live music event will be held online.
Headspace Tamworth is putting on a family friendly trivia night, starting at 6.30pm, while headspace Armidale is partnering with TUNE FM to deliver a night of local live music starting from 6pm.
With October being mental health month, headspace is holding a number of free mental health education sessions aimed at parents, carers and community members.
The sessions aim to strengthen understanding of mental health and the warning signs for suicide and self-harm and increase awareness of the impacts of COVID-19 on wellbeing.
The next webinar will be held on October 13 from 12pm to 1:15pm. Register here.
On October 27, supporting young people and those impacted by suicide will be the focus of a webinar held from 6pm to 7:15pm, and you can register here.
Finally, on November 23, the 'accessing help for my young person' webinar will be held from 12pm to 1:15pm. Register here.
Contact headspace Tamworth for more information on email@example.com
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