Aussie Sporting Heroes Anna Flanagan, James Magnussen & Bevan French Join The Mental Health Fight
headspace Day takes place on 9 October to raise awareness of youth mental health.
headspace Day is back in 2017 encouraging Aussies to share what they do to make themselves feel better when they're not in a good headspace.
Ambassador Anna Flanagan (Hockeyroos), along with supporters James Magnussen (Swimming Australia), Bevan French (Parramatta Eels) want you to get involved by downloading a headspace day placard here and sharing your personal mental health tip on social media using #headspaceday
headspace Day is October 9 and to raise awareness for youth mental health we’re encouraging people to share what they do to make themselves feel better when they're not in a good headspace❤️ Go to headsapceday.org.au to download a placard and share your tip with the hashtag #headspaceday just like Aussie swimming legend @james.magnussen 🙏🏼
“Being able to openly talk about how you deal with tough times and what you do to look after your mind is something that I can entirely relate to,” Anna said in a statement describing her own struggles with mental health. “Looking after my own mental health was a big part of the reason I was able to turn my life back in the right direction.”
The facts are one in four young people have experienced a mental health issue in the past 12 months and suicide accounts for one third of all deaths for young people. But by treating issues early through holistic support, the risk of developing serious problems decreases.
Do you need urgent help?
If you have hurt yourself or need immediate help, call emergency services: 000.
If you are feeling overwhelmed and in need of support, you can contact these 24/7 crisis support services:
Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800
Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
Lifeline: 13 11 14