Swap chal­lenge for men­tal health

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Headspace Hor­sham will launch a 14-day ‘swap chal­lenge’ on Mon­day to pro­mote ways to im­prove men­tal health.

Headspace Hor­sham is en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple of all ages to choose a ‘healthy’ ac­tiv­ity as part of the chal­lenge, which runs un­til Oc­to­ber 20.

The or­gan­i­sa­tion’s youth en­gage­ment and com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment co-or­di­na­tor Louise Bar­nett said an ex­am­ple might be to walk to work in­stead of driv­ing or to break from evenings on so­cial me­dia to read a book.

“The Swap Chal­lenge was cre­ated by our Youth Ref­er­ence Group. We are so proud of the work they have done to raise aware­ness about men­tal health. We’re en­cour­ag­ing young Aus­tralians in par­tic­u­lar to take on some sim­ple ideas to help them build and main­tain a healthy headspace.

Ms Bar­nett said the chal­lenge was as much a chance for adults to act as role mod­els as it was for youth.

She said peo­ple could find out more about pos­si­ble chal­lenges or how to get spon­sors by call­ing 5381 1543 or at Headspace Hor­sham’s Hamil­ton Street head­quar­ters.”

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