The Aboriginal social and wellbeing wheel – World Mental Health Day
The Aboriginal social and wellbeing wheel - World Mental Health Day
Koorie Youth Council
“The Aboriginal social and emotional wellbeing wheel, considers the centre (self) as inseparable from culture, family and community. The wheel outlines that a healthy connection to mental wellbeing is vital to our overall strong sense of self. If one spoke in that wheel isn’t working, then the wheel doesn’t function properly. We must remember that we have to practice self-care. It’s important to look after yourself first, so that you can place yourself in a position to better help others. How one practices self-care is completely subjective.Some might read a book, go to the gym or indulge in a lubly feed. For me, going back on country and swimming in the Dhungala (Murray River) always leaves me feeling rejuvenated. But regardless, it’s essential that however you practice self-care, it is done in a healthy and positive way. So for World Mental Health Day, make sure you’re taking care of yourself,” Douglas Briggs, KYC Policy & Advocacy Officer.
Today is World Mental Health Day – a reminder to check in with yourself and loved ones. Remember what keeps us healthy and grounded in mind, body and spirit.
The Aboriginal social and emotional wellbeing wheel features in KYC’s project
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