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October – Mental Health Month

This month encourages all of us to think about our mental health and well-being, regardless of whether we may have a lived experience of mental illness or not.

It also gives us the opportunity to understand the importance of good mental health in our everyday lives and encourages help seeking behaviours when needed.

Just like physical health, we also have mental health. According to the World Health Organization, mental health is “a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.”

Keeping our mind healthy is something we should do on a daily basis.

It is an important part of your overall health to be able to function well, have meaningful social connections, positive self-esteem and the ability to cope with change.

There are a number of ways you can stay mentally healthy, including:

  • keeping active and busy – with sport, art, music, handwork, volunteering etc
  • eating well
  • sleeping well
  • connecting with your community, family and friends
  • talking about your feelings

We all have ups and downs, times when we feel great and times when we feel we are struggling. This is normal. However, sometimes issues with our mental health can develop and we may need extra support in these times.

It’s important that you find the right service for you and keep looking if you haven’t found it yet. If you are ever in doubt, seek advice from a health professional such as your GP.

In an emergency call 000 or visit your local emergency department

There are hundreds of mental health and alcohol and other drug services across Western Australia.

You can get help by:

We're now accepting new patients!

If you’d like to make an appointment, you can book online using the link below. Alternatively, please call on (08) 9920 8111.

Phone lines will be open from 8.30am 5pm. Closed between 12.30-1.30pm