headspace has launched a new video exploring
what mental health means for young people.
The short video features members of hY
NRG, the headspace Youth National Reference
Group, discussing what mental health is to them and some of the
signs of a mental health problem.
The group agreed that good mental health is about being able to
work and study to your full potential, cope with day-to-day life
stresses and being happy with who you are.
16 year old hY NRG member Courtney explained what good mental
health is for her.
"Having a healthy mindset on going to work, on going to school,
hanging out with your friends and doing what you do every day."
The group also discussed some of the signs that a person's
mental health might be becoming a problem. They said that feeling
down for a long period and losing interest in everyday activities
might be a sign something is wrong.
"It's normal to have ups and downs but it's a matter of whether
you can get yourself out of it," said Lily, 18, from Sydney.
The group also suggests ways you can improve your mental health,
like good sleep, diet and getting support from friends, family or
professionals like headspace.
This is the first video of a series that
headspace will launch over the next five weeks to
increase understanding of a range of mental health issues,
including self-harm and anger.
hY NRG member Jarrad has shared his story of making the video
and why it's important to young people. Read more.
To coincide with the release of the Mental Health and You
video, headspace has also released a
new infographic. The infographic covers the shocking
statistics of mental health and also includes warnings signs and
Check out our Facebook page to see the infographic and to
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