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National Close the Gap Day

Sometimes there’s a lot going on. If you feel like there is too much happening, clearing your head can help. There is no shame in talking it out and headspace is your space to yarn safe.

Your wellbeing is influenced by a whole range of things including physical wellbeing, mental wellbeing, family and relationships, connections with community, cultural values and connections to place and maintaining spirit.

Feeling down, sad, tense, angry or anxious are all normal emotions, but when these feelings carry on for long periods of time, they can effect your overall functioning and wellbeing.

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You can keep yourself strong by:
  • Staying connected to your physical body by playing sports, music or dancing
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Eating good tucker
  • Staying connected with family and friends who give you strength and support
  • Reconnecting with country by going walkabout, hunting, fishing, swimming or surfing
  • Remembering culture through local totems and stories. Spend time with local Elders to learn stories, go on country and learn art and crafts
  • Taking time out for yourself to do things you enjoy like a hot bath, bush walk or drawing
  • Making deadly choices and making good changes
  • Set yourself goals
  • Yarn with friends and family about what’s going on
Look after yourself:
If you have noticed a change in yourself or a friend, it can be helpful to yarn with someone
Close the Gap Day

Aged 12–25 and got a lot going on? Clearing your head can help and there is no shame in talking it out. headspace. Your space. Yarn Safe.

If you are having a tough time, visit your local headspace centre or contact eheadspace on 1800 650 890 or www.eheadspace.org.au.