NATIONAL HEADSPACE DAY- 'SMALL STEPS START BIG THINGS' ONLINE TRIVIA NIGHT
We celebrated this national day of youth mental health and wellbeing by dressing up in our best 'green' outfits for a fun night of trivia. We had over 40 teams register with over 100 individuals. It was free to enter, and everyone got a special delivery to their home loaded with fun stuff! We had special guest, the Honorable Leslie Williams (MP for Port Macquarie) join us among lots of other guests from Kempsey to Sydney!
We hosted a Mental Health Q&A post trivia for anyone that wanted to chat to the headspace Port Mac team.
Port News covered the day.. To read the article head here
Well done to our winners & thank you to our sponsors Vicker's Fudge Wauchope, Majestic Cinemas, Dominos Pizza, Blue Cow Gelato and headspace National.
About 'small steps start big things'
headspace day is a National Day of Support for the mental health and wellbeing of all young Australians. Many young people are facing a disconnection from study and work, social isolation and a general sense of fatigue – whether it be COVID-related, screen time or a sense of missing out on life’s experiences. Disconnection can lead to feelings of isolation, a lack of motivation, increased anxiety and depression. Finding a sense of purpose during these challenging times helps people feel connected and can have a positive impact on young people’s mental health. However, during times like these, taking time to focus on those things that give young people a sense of purpose and support their mental health and wellbeing can be a challenge. Many may find it hard to focus on their head space. We get it and we want young people to know that small steps start big things. Taking regular, small actions that form healthy habits can manage feelings of isolation, lack of motivation, anxiety or stress. So, this headspace day, we are encouraging young people to take small steps for their mental health and wellbeing. We are encouraging young people to create some time and space to focus on the things they love. Spending 5 to 10 mins each day on something that helps them to slow down a little, create a routine, connect with someone or take a moment to breathe. Some small steps to start big things. We are encouraging young people to find the small steps that work for them – whether it is finding a regular time to read something interesting, take a walk with friends, plant a herb garden or jot down their thoughts.
Remember, small steps start big things.