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Tips for maintaining positive health and wellbeing

Your mental health and wellbeing is just as important as your physical health.

Positive mental health and wellbeing enables you to function well, have meaningful social connections, positive self-esteem and be better able to cope with life's ups and downs.

Keeping our mind healthy is an important part of our overall health and wellbeing.

  1. Taking regular walks or spend time outdoors in the sunshine.
  2. Taking time to do something for yourself - it could be going to a BBQ, catching up with friends, an exercise program.
  3. Connecting more with people - spend less time in isolation, and more time with your friends.
  4. Volunteer to get out in the community and help others. Nothing better for your soul than giving back.
  5. Have a balanced diet. It might sound boring, but what you put into your body ultimately affects your health. The better the nutrition, the healthier the body.
  6. Find a hobby that interests you.
  7. Take up a sport, preferably one that involves meeting people and widening your friendship base.
  8. Stay positive - remember that it takes time to work through issues, so be kind to yourself and make sure you seek professional help if it becomes overwhelming. 
Resources for Wellbeing


Visit the QLD Government's Dear Mind Initiative for positive mental health and wellbeing.

Download the Headspace App

Meditation has been shown to help people stress less, focus more and even sleep better. Headspace is meditation made simple. We'll teach you the life-changing skills of meditation and mindfulness in just a few minutes a day.


Smiling Mind is a unique tool developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to your life.


Resources for Secondary students

Online toolbox

"Students' wellbeing can change moment to moment, day to day, year to year, and can be influenced by what’s happening in a specific moment and the actions they take.
You can provide valuable information and guidance to students to help them make the most of the wide range of online apps and resources available. These tools are variously designed to help young people learn about positive mental health and wellbeing, put these concepts and skills into practice, and offer them with support when they, or their peers, are struggling.
In general, these tools are most suitable for those aged 12 years and over. You should consider the appropriateness of these tools for your students."

Online resources from ReachOut

ReachOut is Australia’s leading online mental health organisation for young people and their parents. Our practical support, tools and tips help young people get through anything from everyday issues to tough times – and the information we offer parents makes it easier for them to help their teenagers, too.

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