There are a number of help lines to assist you if you start to feel mentally unwell during the holidays.
If you or someone you know is trying to hurt themselves, please call 000 immediately.
If you or someone you know is having a mental health crisis, including self-harm, a psychotic episode, is feeling suicidal, or feeling out of control, please contact CATT Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team on phone 1800 629 354 (ACT) or 1800 011 511 (NSW).
If you need emergency counselling support during the holiday season, please call Lifeline Canberra ph.131114.
Be safe. People love you.
MIEACT provides a range of mental health education programs to young people in schools across the ACT. Our Positive Body Image Program, Any Body’s Cool, is co-delivered with the help of our partners at the University of Canberra and the National Gallery of Australia.
At the core of all MIEACT’s work is a personal story of recovery from mental illness. Stories that are crafted to include messages of hope, recovery and help-seeking, and refined through our ‘Do NO Harm’ framework, become a powerful education tool that enriches both audiences and volunteers.
MIEACT Volunteer Educators deliver their personal stories directly to audiences. This ‘positive direct contact’ with a person willing to share the most intimate and emotional experiences, of either their own illness or the experiences of caring for someone with mental illness, is recognised as the most effective way of reducing the stigma, discrimination and unconscious bias that often surrounds mental illness. When we feel less stigma about our own mental health problems we are more likely to seek help.