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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    Become a mentor

    Sign up to a mentoring program and give your time to support someone's growth. You don't have to be an expert, just ready to help. 

    Sign up to a mentoring program and give your time to support someone's growth. You don't have to be an expert, just ready to help. 

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    Catch up with old friends

    Make contact with an old friend you haven't seen for a while to arrange a catch up. 

    Make contact with an old friend you haven't seen for a while to arrange a catch up. 

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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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    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. 

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    Talk to a stranger

    Try talking to the guy who makes your coffee, or  the woman who serves you at the supermarket. Even quick conversations are great mood boosters.  

    Try talking to the guy who makes your coffee, or  the woman who serves you at the supermarket. Even quick conversations are great mood boosters.  

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    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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    Go out to lunch

    Get out of the break room and arrange to have a weekday lunch with a friend or colleague.

    Get out of the break room and arrange to have a weekday lunch with a friend or colleague.

  • Get Healthy Get healthy, Connect more Connect more, Embrace Nature Embrace nature

    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 a local meet up

    Join a local group to meet people, try something new, or do more of what you love. Visit the meetup website and start making new friends. 

    Join a local group to meet people, try something new, or do more of what you love. Visit the meetup website and start making new friends. 

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    Visit your community library

    Borrow a book, or take part in a class or workshop at your local community library. Libraries have activities for both kids and adults. 

    Borrow a book, or take part in a class or workshop at your local community library. Libraries have activities for both kids and adults. 

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    Put your phone away

    Put your phone down when you're talking to people so it doesn’t distract you from your conversation. It will make them feel better too, knowing they have your full attention.

    Put your phone down when you're talking to people so it doesn’t distract you from your conversation. It will make them feel better too, knowing they have your full attention.

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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. 

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.