10/10 World Mental Health Day

Tuesday 10th October is World Mental Health Day.

It is an important reminder that mental health is not something to be taken for granted. For many people in the Illawarra and Wollongong regions, mental illness is their reality or the reality of someone they know and love. Did you know:

Most people are well informed of such statistics. Mental illness is often talked about and reported in media. However, how much do you know about mental health?


Mental Health is about being well, rather than unwell.

The lack of mental illness does not necessarily equate to good mental health. The World Health Organisation described mental health as a “state of wellbeing in which every individual realises their own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution to their community” (WHO, 2017).


High levels of mental health are associated with:


Today, take the opportunity to check in with your own mental health.

Take active steps to improve your mental health:


If you are struggling to or feel your mental health could be better, do not hesitate to seek professional help: