Social Relationships for Good Mental Health
Having healthy relationships support good mental health. This can be achieved by having good, open and regular communication by sharing thoughts and feelings with family, friends and trusted work colleagues. Staying in touch can be hard, but here are some tips to stay socially active:
- Call a friend or family member for a chat or arrange a catch up.
- Join networking, social or special interest/community groups that meet on a regular basis.
- Don’t be afraid to smile and say hello to strangers you cross paths with.
- Consider volunteering, which lets you help others, can boost your self-esteem and is a great way to meet new people.
Link for further information and tips: https://www.headsup.org.au/your-mental-health/taking-care-of-yourself-and-staying-well/social-relationships
It’s not always easy to share with loved ones so you may choose to reach out to Holmesglen Counsellors by calling 9564 1649 to make an appointment