Mental Health Week focusses on how we live, learn, work and play. The City of Subiaco partners with Act-Belong-Commit to help promote a simple approach to positive mental health: keep active by doing something, keep connected to family, friends and your local community and commit to a cause by doing something meaningful.
Below are some great ideas to help you stay healthy in Subiaco.
Keep active at Lords
Staying physically active helps keep your brain mentally active and healthy as well. Lords has a huge range of fitness activities including group exercise, personal training, social sports and a pool. Lords also offer free monthly health and fitness workshops open to the whole community. The next free workshop is about maximising your heart rate and setting heart rate goals, and will take place at 5.30pm Wednesday 13 November with personal trainer Kat. Visit the Lords website to find out more.
Try your hand at volunteering
Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, help others and give back to your community. There are many volunteering opportunities in Subiaco. For more information you can attend one of the upcoming step into volunteering information sessions at the Subiaco library, or visit the Volunteer Resource Centre in the Subiaco Library on Wednesdays from 10.30am to 1.30pm. For more information visit the City’s website.
Get to know the City’s community map
Did you know there is an interactive map showing the locations of all local community groups, organisations, places and spaces in the City? Find out what’s near you, how to get involved and how to add your organisation on the City’s website.
Access library self-help resources
The library has a range of helpful books to support health and wellbeing. Books include topics such as depression, anxiety, stress as well as nutrition, cooking, exercise and fitness. Browse the library’s online catalogue or ask one of the city’s helpful librarians. To find out more visit the City’s website.
Come along to Wind Down Wednesday
Take some time to unwind this Mental Health Week and enjoy the tranquillity of the library with Wind Down Wednesday on 9 October. Enjoy mindful colouring, contribute to a jigsaw puzzle or take part in free lunchtime yoga. Visit the City’s website to book your spot.
Mental Health Week takes place from 6 to 12 October this year.