File pic.Walcha Central School is supporting ‘Mental Health Month’ which is celebrated every year in NSW during the month of October. The aim is to encourage all of us, whether we have experienced mental illness or not, to learn and understand the importance of looking after our mental health and wellbeing.
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According to the World Health Organisation; “mental health is the state of wellbeing in which every person can cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively and contribute to their community” (WHO, 2014). The message is simple and very important: We should all learn about mental health, know about our thoughts and feelings and take action to improve our mental wellbeing.

We all have our own way of seeing ourselves, the world and other people. No matter how hard it can be, it is important to listen to different views. It can motivate us to learn more about our mental health and explain misunderstandings that can stop us from seeking help.

Sometimes our biggest priority will be getting some help for things that are causing us problems or for changes in the way we are feeling and thinking. Often a good first step is having a chat to a local doctor who can refer you to someone who can help.

At Walcha Central School we have a passion for sharing knowledge and we want to do this by connecting socially during a range of activities including laughter yoga,a mental health forum anda colour run on October 13.We would like to invite you to come and join us in the fun so pleasecontact the school for more details.

Colour run nomination forms can be collected fromthe Walcha Council, Walcha Information Centre or Walcha Central School.The cost per participant is a gold coin donation.

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