Mental Health issues affect 1 in 5 people in Australia annually. Throughout October, Mental Health Month provides an opportunity for us to focus on our personal mental wellbeing, as well as to consider how we can support others. The campaign helps to break down any stigma about mental health issues, and encourages us to think about how we can support those around us who may be affected.
To help encourage people to connect with others, the theme for Mental Health Month 2017 is Share the Journey.
This theme focuses on the importance of social connections in the journey to better mental health, our ability to cope with life’s challenges and connecting with others who may be feeling isolated. Good social connections not only improve our overall mental health and wellbeing, they also build our resilience.
Learn more about Mental Health and Wellbeing
Learn more about Mental Health issues and how you can support others by registering to attend the Wellbeing Seminar – Mental Health Awareness on 17 October. The seminar will be facilitated by a professional counsellor from AccessEAP.
ACU services available to support Mental health and Wellbeing - For ACU staff members: Staff have free access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which provides confidential professional counselling service which operates 24/7 and web based resources available through the link provided above once you create an account using your ACU staff email address. - For ACU students: a free student counselling service is available. Information is available in the Student Portal