When statistics from the Australian Government show that one in five Australians aged 16-85 years have experienced mental disorders in the previous 12 months, it is important to speak up when feeling down.
As we are now half way through National Mental Health Week, organisations from around the country are raising awareness on issues that happen in between the ears.
Raising more than just awareness was mental health organisation Headspace, as it held its National Headspace day on Wednesday October 9 at the Mount Isa centre.
Community and youth engagement officer for Mount Isa Headspace Margret Tautiepa said the day was about raising awareness and reminding people they were there to talk to.
Ms Tautiepa said the day was filled with different activities and food.
"Today we have meditation class, barbecue, cake, interactive community poster, aboriginal artist, and a plant a box where people can come and collect herbs and spices," Ms Tautiepa.
Ms Tautiepa also gave out handy souvenirs.
"We are also handing out Headspace toolkit boxes which has cards with helpful information, eye masks, fidget cube and a little plant to help when in need," she said.
Ms Tautiepa said this was the fourth year they have been running the day and that Headspace is free for anyone from the ages of 12-25, and that you can self refer and just walk in.
Headspace members also spoke about their seven tips for a healthy mind.
They were to get into life, learn skills for tough times, create connections, eat well, stay active, get enough sleep and to cut back on alcohol and other drugs.
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