Mental Health Month in Australia runs annually throughout the month of October. Each year there is a topic of focus; this year the Mental Health Foundation of Australia have set 'Resilience and Recovery’ as the topic. Drawn from the challenges of the pandemic, the aim of this topic is to explore ways we can develop more resilience and recover from the impact of the pandemic.
As we navigate our way through our sixth lockdown in Victoria, we have noted a decline in the mental health of our community. The uncertainty of lockdowns end has caused greater worry and fear of what impact this will all have.
Stress is a normal part of life and can even serve a useful purpose such as motivating you to get that promotion at work. However, if you don't get a handle on your stress and it becomes long-term, it may seriously interfere with your job, family life, and health.