Add some colour to your day

BALLOONS AND HEALTH: Bokhein Sarmardin had a great time at National Headspace Day. Photos: Melissa North

BALLOONS AND HEALTH: Bokhein Sarmardin had a great time at National Headspace Day. Photos: Melissa North

The third National Headspace Day was celebrated on Thursday afternoon with the theme “Add a little colour to your day”.

Community and Youth Engagement Officer Margaret Tautiepa said they had a message for the Youth of our region

“Recently we had a mural painted on our exterior wall, The Colour Tree, and it has seven tips on each branch relating to how to stay mentally healthy.

“Feed your mind, Swap snaps for chats, get a taste of good stuff, welcome to Z town, lose your fog lay off the gear and grog, make your place stay active and find your passion.

“This is the message we are trying to send out to our youth to better their lives, bearing in mind that we have one in four young people in Australia experiencing mental health issues each year,” she said.

The youth were involved in colouring competitions, listening to music and a barbeque feed.

Mount Isa Mayor Joyce McCulloch said mental health week can be an emotional time for a lot of people.

“Headspace do so much within our community and for our youth. When that piece of artwork went up, I thought wow how powerful it was,” Cr McCulloch said.

“It really signifies what Headspace do for our community”