Mental health continues to be one of the top three personal concerns young Australians experience. It is estimated that 2 in 3 young carers live with a mental illness.
Looking after yourself is an important part of life for everyone whether you are experiencing a period of poor mental health or live with a mental illness.
Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realizes their own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to contribute to their community.
Everyone will experience periods of poor mental health throughout their lives but there are some practices and habits that can help to boost your mental health before, during, and after a crisis.
If you or someone you know is a young carer, the below resources will connect you to programs, information, and strategies on resilience, gratitude, mindfulness, and living a healthy life:
Register for an online mindfulness course
Download a free meditation app
Listen to podcasts to explore stories and strategies about mental health
Watch the new Netflix docuseries The Me You Can't See
Read a book from a young author like Scarlett Curtis
Explore academic research on gratitude, empathy, mindfulness, and emotional literacy
If you are in crisis or need urgent help, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636.