Health and wellbeing
Maintaining your health and wellbeing is important for everyone. This includes mental health. There are many health and support services available to help you to get the care you need and stay well.
Hi, I'm Nathan, and today I'll be talking to you about the area of life that relates to health and wellbeing.
It's important to make sure you keep your mind and body healthy so that you can be the best that you can be all the time.
There are many health and support services that can help you take care of yourself.
Here are some tips and tools to stay healthy.
Eating well is an important part of taking care of your body, and exercising every day will help you maintain fitness and keep you strong.
Taking your medicine and regular check-ups will help you keep track of your health.
There's even technology that can help you manage your medicine.
There's more information about staying healthy by eating well, getting enough sleep, starting to exercise, quitting smoking and managing medicine on the Health and personal care page.
Now we can talk about taking care of your mental health.
It's just as important to look after your mind as well as your body.
There are services available to support you if you're feeling anxious or depressed, if something is making you feel worried or afraid, or if you're feeling sad all the time.
If you feel there is no sign to the sadness ending, you will be supported.
There is also technology that might help you take care of your mental health.
You can find more information about these supports on the Mental health and wellbeing page.
Respite is when someone else takes care of a person so that the carer can have a break.
Everyone needs a break from their day-to-day routine now and then, and respite is a good break for carers and the person they care for.
Planned respite is available along with emergency respite just in case something happens and your carer can't look after you.
Information about all respite services for all States and Territories can be found on the Respite page.
If you would like to know more about how we can assist in health and wellbeing, please contact the Disability Gateway on 1800 643 787.
This section provides links to services and information on:
Tips and tools to stay healthy
Support services and apps to help you cope
There are many services that specialise in working with people with disability
Getting emergency and planned respite care
Information about gender and sexuality, and support services for the LGBTIQA+ community