We know it’s been pretty tough times for disability advocates lately. Advocates are kept busy, whether it’s:
– helping people with disability through the confusion and isolation of COVID lockdowns
– supporting people to share their stories with the Disability Royal Commission; or
– their ongoing work to defend the rights of people with disability to live their lives free of discrimination, exclusion, neglect, abuse, violence or exploitation.
Australians living with mental ill health, mental distress and those who care for them have told the National Mental Health Commission the one thing that has helped them through difficult moments is making time for what matters to them – whether this is time to connect with friends and loved ones, time for themselves, time to talk, time to connect with support and treatment, time to learn something new, time offline, time for a swim or simply time in nature.
Everyone’s experience is different, and so too is what helps us get through. What we make time for matters and can positively impact on our mental health. Find out more at: www.nmhcmakingtime.com.au/
For more ideas see
- our page on Mental Health and Wellbeing during COVID-19
- Looking after your mental health during coronavirus – AdvoKit
- Mental health support during coronavirus – AdvoKit
- Managing your mental health online during COVID-19 – AdvoKit
- Head to Health – Mental health and COVID-19 – AdvoKit
- Healthy Mind for people with intellectual disability – AdvoKit
- Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service from Beyond Blue – AdvoKit