Today is International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), and it’s an ideal opportunity to reflect on what people with disability bring to our communities. EPIC’s celebration of IDPwD is our annual art exhibition, A World of Difference, which runs from 11-21 December at Graydon Gallery in New … Read more about Today is International Day of People with Disability!
Giving is good for you There is a growing body of scientific evidence promoting the health benefits of helping others. Giving has been identified as a positive way to boost wellbeing, whether it be through random acts of kindness, volunteering, or some other altruistic activity. While people often … Read more about Giving boosts mental wellbeing
How important is exercise? Paired with good nutrition, we know physical activity is a key factor in maintaining mental wellbeing. But what is it about exercise that directly benefits our mental health? When we exercise, blood flow and nerve connections increase to our brain, and our brain … Read more about The benefits of exercise on mental health
Why connect? Connecting is effective in contributing to overall mental wellness, while also helping keep mental health conditions like depression and anxiety in check. As humans, we are social beings by nature. We cannot thrive alone, as human interaction helps us to feel supported, appreciated … Read more about Feeling connected improves mental wellbeing
Why should we value learning? Lifelong learning is an important component of good mental health, but it often gets swept aside by tasks deemed more pressing. But it’s time we promoted learning to the top of the priority pile! Research shows lifelong learning is associated with: improved … Read more about Lifelong learning is important for mental wellbeing
What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is one of those buzz words that we hear a lot these days. But what does it actually mean? Essentially it’s all about being present and in the moment. It’s about consciously shifting our attention to the present, and knowing directly what is going on inside and … Read more about Mindfulness boosts mental wellbeing
What do you want from life? What do you want to achieve? Goal setting helps us to become more aware and purposeful in making the decisions that create our reality. Without clear goals and a plan to achieve them, our dreams and wishes remain just that- dreams and wishes. When you set goals, you … Read more about Developing a personal action plan
You can become your own mental health supporter by taking steps towards a healthy lifestyle. In conjunction with your treatment options, incorporating healthy lifestyle changes into day-to-day life can help you form positive relationships and better manage and cope with life’s … Read more about Lifestyle factors to improve mental health