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Managing your Mental Health

View our resources and toolkits to help you manage your mental health as we begin the return to work and society

How are you feeling today?

It’s important to recognise that our mental health, just like our physical health varies over time. It is normal for our moods and feelings to vary from day to day depending on what is happening around and within us.

There are so many resources available to support mental health and wellbeing, it can be hard to know which to trust or where to go. We can help by pointing you in the right direction. 

For more information see NSW Health Wellness Continuum

Click the description below that best describes how you are feeling today, and we will suggest some resources that might help.

That’s great! Maybe you are looking a new self-care strategy, or some different resources to help you stay on track? We’ve suggested some top tips and sources of support and information below.

Actions to take

  • Focus on the task at hand
  • Break problems into manageable chunks
  • Identify and nurture support systems
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle

Check-in with others who may need support

Get in touch

If you can’t speak to someone you know about what is worrying you, please contact Lifeline today.

Call us 13 11 14 (24-hour crisis support)

Chat to a crisis supporter

Text with us on 0477 13 11 14

It sounds like things are not so great at the moment. Is something troubling or challenging you? It’s a reminder to reflect and take some small steps to help you move towards a more positive state of mind.

Actions to take

  • Recognise your limits
  • Identify and minimise stressors
  • Engage in healthy coping strategies
  • Get enough food, rest and exercise
  • Talk it through with someone you trust

Get in touch

If you can’t speak to someone you know about what is worrying you, please contact Lifeline today.

Call us 13 11 14 (24-hour crisis support)

Chat to a crisis supporter

Text with us on 0477 13 11 14

Seems like things are pretty difficult just now. Have you been feeling this way for a while? Have you noticed any changes in your behaviour? Has something significant happened recently? It's a good idea to seek some support and help.

Actions to take

  • Seek out trusted supports and talk through what is worrying you instead of withdrawing.
  • Consider visiting your GP and talking to them about the signs you have identified.
  • Contact your existing mental health professional if you have one.

Get in touch

If you can’t speak to someone you know about what is worrying you, please contact Lifeline today.

Call us 13 11 14 (24-hour crisis support)

Chat to a crisis supporter

Text with us on 0477 13 11 14

Things sound very tough at the moment. It is really important you connect with someone as soon as possible. Help is available and you can get through this.

Actions to take

  • Seek help by talking to a trusted friend or relative
  • Arrange to see your mental health professional or GP as soon as possible
  • Call 000 if life is in danger

Get in touch

If you can’t speak to someone you know about what is worrying you, please contact Lifeline today.

Call us 13 11 14 (24-hour crisis support)

Chat to a crisis supporter

Text with us on 0477 13 11 14

Information and support

The tools to help you manage your mental health may vary depending on your experience. Below is some information that may assist you in understanding and managing your mental health.

Resources

Browse our other toolkits and resources for additional information and support for managing mental health in various environments.

   

Returning to the Office

Tips to guide your return to the office or physical workplace

View the toolkit

   

Mental Health & Carers

A guide for carers of someone with a mental illness or mental ill-health.

Download the toolkit

   

Mental Health in the Workplace

A toolkit for leading the way to a promoting mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.

Download the toolkit

   

Other Support Services

If you are looking for information on other support services, view our list of external support services or try our service finder.

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