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STAR Blog #9 – Seven tips for a healthy headspace

Updated: Jul 12, 2022

This week at STAR we collaborated with Headspace and we focused on the effects of mental health on the younger generation.

We hope that everyone who is currently affected will gain courage and the “recovery approach” to help you gain control of your life.

Here are 7 tips to a healthy headspace:

  1. Learn Skills for a tough time – For example: write down your emotions and thoughts or maybe go for a walk and greet every person you see. Make connections.

  2. Get into Life – Spend time with family and friends or let your creativity flow in cooking or crafting.

  3. Eat Well – Cook wholemeal foods and have a balanced nutrition.

  4. Stay Active – Take the time to stretch your muscles. Walk around the block with your dog.

  5. Get Enough Sleep – a minimum of 8 hours of sleeping is essential for your mental health.

  6. Create Connections – Find a trustworthy person in your life to talk about your emotions.

  7. Reduce or Cut-out Alcohol and Drugs – Stay busy with other activities at times you find it hard to say no.

“The thing I really love about headspace is that it is such a multi-faceted combination of services. You’re not just going to one person to get help. The services are all around you and you have a team of people and you feel so supported. I had never felt that before.”

Quote from Emerald, 19 – who sought help with Headspace

Headspace Capalaba is only just across the road from us here at STAR, so if you ever feel the need to go chat with someone, they are always there for you.

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