Resources For Young People
Keeping mentally healthy is just as important as staying physically healthy, even when you're young!
Mental health affects how you think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how you handle stress, relate to others, and the choices you make.
Good mental health is a state of wellbeing where you feel connected to others, are involved in your community and can cope with stress when faced with challenges and change in life.
The A-B-C guidelines for positive mental health provide a simple approach you can adopt to become more mentally healthy:
Stay physically, socially, spiritually and mentally active:
- Go for a walk or a run
- Spend time with your family
- Eat well
- Get artsy! Draw, paint or colour.
Do Something With Someone
Belonging to a group, club or team has great benefits for your mental health:
- Join a netball, soccer or footy team
- Check out a live band with friends
- Host an online community focused around something you love
- Enrol in a class with a friend
- Form a study group.
Do Something Meaningful
Committing means putting in a little more effort into the things you do:
- Volunteer for a good
- Try something new like Improv or Circus Training!
- Mentor someone younger than you
- Set yourself a challenge
- Host a fundraiser.
- Download our Mood Diary
- Read our Guide to Keeping Mentally Healthy
- Learn about our Mentally Healthy Schools Program
- Download our Mindful C
- Download our Weekly Planner
- Explore our Activity Finder to find something to do near you
- Youth Mental Health First Aid Course
- YAppEE - a free app-based service supporting young people to maintain stable employment and income through real-time mental health support
Samaritans Youthline WA - 1800 198 313
There are a number of resources and organisations you can refer to for further information and support.
Click here to learn more.