Time to focus on the mind

MENTAL Health Week kicked off yesterday and there will be a barbecue to celebrate in Warwick on Thursday.

The awareness week runs from October 7-13 and will feature a series of displays, workshops and other community events throughout the region.

Mental Health promotion officer Danielle Peres said she looked forward to presenting as much information about good mental health as possible.

"The theme for 2012 is Working Towards Wellbeing, reinforcing the fact that staying healthy means looking after yourself," she said.

"The connectedness that healthy relationships bring to communities helps to build great lives and help keep people well.

"Being in touch with nature makes us feel good, so take time for yourself to do what's important to you, stay involved, and join a club."

Ms Peres said doing good deeds was a great way to boost self-esteem.

A display will be showcased at the Warwick Library this week and McCarthy House will host a barbecue at 11am Thursday.

Blue Care Allora is also getting involved and is set to hold a relaxation session at 10am tomorrow.



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