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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    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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    Join a community group

    Join a community group and give your time to a worthy cause. It could be a sporting club, neighbourhood watch or even your local choir. 

    Join a community group and give your time to a worthy cause. It could be a sporting club, neighbourhood watch or even your local choir. 

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    Do something nice

    Try performing a random act of kindness for someone and notice how that makes you feel.

    Try performing a random act of kindness for someone and notice how that makes you feel.

  • Show Kindness Show kindness

    Collect coins for charity

    Put small change to good use by collecting your loose coins in a 'giving' jar. When its full, donate it to a charity or community cause.

    Put small change to good use by collecting your loose coins in a 'giving' jar. When its full, donate it to a charity or community cause.

  • Show Kindness Show kindness

    Donate blood

    Roll up your sleeves and donate blood. Your generous donation could help save three lives.

    Roll up your sleeves and donate blood. Your generous donation could help save three lives.

  • Show Kindness Show kindness, Connect more Connect more

    Share your gratitude

    Try sharing something you are grateful for in conversation. Not only will you feel good, but you'll share your positivity with others too. 

    Try sharing something you are grateful for in conversation. Not only will you feel good, but you'll share your positivity with others too. 

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    Offer support

    Reach out to a friend or relative who may need support or company. A little human kindness can go a long way. 

    Reach out to a friend or relative who may need support or company. A little human kindness can go a long way. 

  • Show Kindness Show kindness, Connect more Connect more

    Say please and thank you

    Make a conscious effort to say please and thank you to everyone. You'll be surprised at the positive response you get from such a simple act. 

    Make a conscious effort to say please and thank you to everyone. You'll be surprised at the positive response you get from such a simple act. 

  • Show Kindness Show kindness, Take Notice Take notice

    Help a neighbour

    Offer to take out or bring in a neighbour's rubbish bins, or to help them with yard maintenance. 

    Offer to take out or bring in a neighbour's rubbish bins, or to help them with yard maintenance. 

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    Assist the elderly

    Volunteer in an aged care facility and connect with the residents. Contact your local centres to find out what you could do. Or, just spend more time helping your own elderly family members or neighbours. 

    Volunteer in an aged care facility and connect with the residents. Contact your local centres to find out what you could do. Or, just spend more time helping your own elderly family members or neighbours. 

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    Smile at a stranger

    Try smiling at a stranger as you pass by - you never know how much it could brighten their day!

    Try smiling at a stranger as you pass by - you never know how much it could brighten their day!

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    Forge an inter-generational friendship

    Catch up with someone from another generation and talk about their experiences growing up. Check out #OldMate to connect with people of all ages in your area. 

    Catch up with someone from another generation and talk about their experiences growing up. Check out #OldMate to connect with people of all ages in your area. 

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.