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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  • Get Healthy Get healthy, Embrace Nature Embrace nature

    Take a lunchtime walk

    Break up your day with a walk at lunch. The fresh air and exercise will get the blood and oxygen pumping, which can help improve your focus.

    Break up your day with a walk at lunch. The fresh air and exercise will get the blood and oxygen pumping, which can help improve your focus.

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    Take a reusable cup

    Buy a reusable cup for your take away tea and coffee to reduce waste and feel more connected to the planet.

    Buy a reusable cup for your take away tea and coffee to reduce waste and feel more connected to the planet.

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    Finish your food

    Reduce food waste by using the food you already have in your fridge before buying more. Plus, you'll discover some amazing new flavour combinations.  

    Reduce food waste by using the food you already have in your fridge before buying more. Plus, you'll discover some amazing new flavour combinations.  

  • Take Notice Take notice, Embrace Nature Embrace nature

    Spend time outdoors

    Make time to get outside, breathe in fresh air and take notice of the world around you.

    Make time to get outside, breathe in fresh air and take notice of the world around you.

  • Get Healthy Get healthy, Show Kindness Show kindness, Embrace Nature Embrace nature

    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.

  • Get Healthy Get healthy, Embrace Nature Embrace nature

    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. 

  • Get Healthy Get healthy, Take Notice Take notice, Embrace Nature Embrace nature

    Take a dog for a walk

    Take a dog for a walk and see how they respond to nature. If you don't have your own, offer to walk your friend or neighbour's dog. 

    Take a dog for a walk and see how they respond to nature. If you don't have your own, offer to walk your friend or neighbour's dog. 

  • 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.  

  • Take Notice Take notice, Embrace Nature Embrace nature

    Try photography

    Go outside and spend time taking photos. You don't need a special camera to capture beautiful colours, textures and reflections.

    Go outside and spend time taking photos. You don't need a special camera to capture beautiful colours, textures and reflections.

  • Take Notice Take notice, Embrace Nature Embrace nature

    Pitch a tent in your backyard

    Camp outside for a night in your backyard. Enjoy the stars, and experience your garden in a new way. 

    Camp outside for a night in your backyard. Enjoy the stars, and experience your garden in a new way. 

  • Embrace Nature Embrace nature

    Take up an outdoor hobby

    Find a hobby that lets you spend more time outdoors, enjoying the natural world. Whether its surfing, bug collecting, or even outdoor archery.

    Find a hobby that lets you spend more time outdoors, enjoying the natural world. Whether its surfing, bug collecting, or even outdoor archery.

  • Get Healthy Get healthy, Embrace Nature Embrace nature

    Spend a day at the beach

    Go for a swim, build a sandcastle, have a picnic and explore the rock pools. To find your nearest patrolled beach, visit the beachsafe website. 

    Go for a swim, build a sandcastle, have a picnic and explore the rock pools. To find your nearest patrolled beach, visit the beachsafe website. 

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.