Activities for a stronger mental wellbeing

Strong mental wellbeing gives you resilience in the face of life’s challenges and is something we can all benefit from. Fortunately, you can improve your mental wellbeing by making small changes to your daily routine.

Build your personal mental wellbeing activity deck

Below, you’ll find a collection of daily activities you can do to improve your mental wellbeing, listed on cards. You can use these activity cards as a tool to help you improve your mental wellbeing:

  1. Select the activity cards you’d like to try and create a personal deck of mental wellbeing activities.
  2. Practise 2-3 of your chosen activities each day.
  3. Check in with how you are feeling in one month.

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    Look for ways to get active

    Get creative with how you stay active. Try walking around whenever you are on the phone and get moving between TV ad breaks or episodes. Increasing your incidental exercise will help you keep active and feeling good.

    Get creative with how you stay active. Try walking around whenever you are on the phone and get moving between TV ad breaks or episodes. Increasing your incidental exercise will help you keep active and feeling good.

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    Stand up more

    Look for opportunities in your day to stand up, instead of sitting down. If you work in an office, consider switching to a standing desk. 

    Look for opportunities in your day to stand up, instead of sitting down. If you work in an office, consider switching to a standing desk. 

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    Just dance

    Put on some music and bust a move. It will get both your heart and the bassline pumping. Dancing combines all the benefits of listening to music and exercising. It is an enjoyable way to be more physically active and is suitable for people of all fitness levels.

    Put on some music and bust a move. It will get both your heart and the bassline pumping. Dancing combines all the benefits of listening to music and exercising. It is an enjoyable way to be more physically active and is suitable for people of all fitness levels.

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    Try outdoor exercise

    Exercising in natural environments can have positive effects on your self-esteem and improve your mood. Just remember to slip, slop, slap, seek and slide! 

    Exercising in natural environments can have positive effects on your self-esteem and improve your mood. Just remember to slip, slop, slap, seek and slide! 

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    Give yoga a go

    Yoga focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost your physical and mental wellbeing. Find a free online video and try it for yourself. 

    Yoga focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost your physical and mental wellbeing. Find a free online video and try it for yourself. 

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    Join a free exercise class

    There are a lot of free online classes and workouts you can do from the comfort of your house. To add intensity or build strength try using items around the home as weights.

    There are a lot of free online classes and workouts you can do from the comfort of your house. To add intensity or build strength try using items around the home as weights.

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    Exercise for a cause

    Not only does taking part in a fun run or charity exercise event get you moving, helping others also comes with bonus feel good benefits.

    Not only does taking part in a fun run or charity exercise event get you moving, helping others also comes with bonus feel good benefits.

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    Try a free exercise class

    Local councils run free exercise classes in parks and community places around Queensland. Head to your local council website to find out more. 

    Local councils run free exercise classes in parks and community places around Queensland. Head to your local council website to find out more. 

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    Join a team

    Take part in a regular social sporting activity. To find sporting clubs and fixtures near you, visit the link below. 

    Take part in a regular social sporting activity. To find sporting clubs and fixtures near you, visit the link below. 

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    Plan activities outdoors

    The next time you make social plans, suggest an outdoor activity like bushwalking, a BBQ or picnic in the park. 

    The next time you make social plans, suggest an outdoor activity like bushwalking, a BBQ or picnic in the park. 

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    Join in a Parkrun

    Parkrun is a global organisation that runs free, weekly 5km runs all over Queensland. Don't worry, you don't have to run, and children and dogs are welcome to join in the fun. Get involved in the community and get active at the same time.  Visit the Parkrun website to find one in your area.  

    Parkrun is a global organisation that runs free, weekly 5km runs all over Queensland. Don't worry, you don't have to run, and children and dogs are welcome to join in the fun. Get involved in the community and get active at the same time.  Visit the Parkrun website to find one in your area.  

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    Try an outdoor gym

    You'll find free outdoor exercise equipment in parks and community places around Queensland. Jump on and give it a go, and don't forget to slip, slop, slap, seek and slide.

    You'll find free outdoor exercise equipment in parks and community places around Queensland. Jump on and give it a go, and don't forget to slip, slop, slap, seek and slide.

Need more support?

Practising your mental wellbeing activities regularly can help build your resilience so you bounce back faster when you’re feeling sad or down. But sometimes, you might need some professional help to feel better again. There are a range of services and organisations available to support you.