Be kind to yourself — your mental health and wellbeing matters
Everyday life can be complex and challenging.
Juggling the demands of training with work and the rest of your life can take a toll.
It’s important to care for your mental and physical health during training to set you up for success.
Some stress during training is to be expected.
But if you’re feeling anxious or depressed and struggling to sleep or maintain positive relationships with family and friends, it’s time to speak with someone.
Talk with someone
If wellbeing strategies aren’t working, and you're noticing anxiety, depression or other issues, you’re not alone.
44% of Australians will experience a mental health condition. That’s a lot of us.
A great starting point is talking to your GP and training provider to ensure you have enough support in place.
Boost your mental wellbeing
- Make time for family and friends
- Schedule activities you enjoy when you can
- Add regular exercise to your routine to ease stress
- Eat nutritious foods
- Stay hydrated
- Get enough sleep
- Say ’no’ once in a while to give yourself space
- Plan ahead of time so you’re prepared
- Find ways to unwind – meditation, listening to music and breathing techniques are just a few effective options.
Other mental health and crisis support services
If you feel you could be experiencing anxiety or depression:
- Visit your doctor (GP)
Visit SA Health for a directory of websites and telephone health advice lines to provide you with health advice, support and information from qualified health care professionals.
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 000 or go to your nearest Emergency Department.
Crisis support and suicide prevention services:
- Lifeline provides 24/7 telephone crisis support and counselling on 13 11 14 or the Lifeline Crisis Support Chat is available 7pm to midnight. Visit Lifeline for more information.
- Beyond Blue Support Services offer crisis support via phone, online chat or email. All calls and chats are one-on-one with a trained mental health professional and are confidential. Call 1300 224 636 or visit the Beyond Blue online chat support service 3pm to midnight. Visit Beyond Blue for more information.
- Suicide Call Back Service is a nationwide service that provides free telephone, video and online counselling 24/7. Call 1300 659 467 or access Suicide Call Back Service online chat and video counselling.
- Mental Health Triage Service provides 24/7 assistance in a mental health emergency. Call 13 14 65.
If you are experiencing financial stress:
The first step is to speak with your trainer to access support services. Support services can assist with all issues affecting training including financial stress.
Dealing with a dispute can affect your mental health. Support is available to help you resolve disputes quickly and before they escalate.