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Some interesting activities for young people (12 years and older)

Do Try This At Home Festival

Activities for Young People, Children and their Families
 

Stuck for ideas now that some of your favourite activities have been put on hold? Never fear, the Do Try This At Home Festival is here!

Do Try This At Home is working with young people and community partners to help you stay active and connected while we all do our very best to #stayathome

Head to the LAUNCH Darwin website for more info and look out for the Do Try This At Home logo on the LAUNCH Darwin Facebook page and LAUNCH Darwin Instagram account.

Whether you like having a go yourself, sharing your talents, or watching other people, the Do Try This At Home Festival has plenty of ideas for you to try at home.
 

Mental Health and Well Being

Maintaining good mental health during times when we are experiencing a lot of disruption and change can be hard. Fortunately there are a lot of great resources available to help you through.

We’ve distilled a lot of the things we’ve been reading into our five favourite things you can do to help stay grounded …

  1. ROUTINE – stick to your usual routine as much as possible, even if you’re in isolation
  2. PERSPECTIVE – take a break from the news and don’t pay attention to the feel good stories too
  3. TRUST – when you do feel like you need some news stick to just one or two trusted sources
  4. CONNECTION – put in place some strategies for staying connected to people who are helpful to your well being
  5. MINDFULNESS – keep doing the things that you enjoy, that help you stay calm and focussed on the present

If you do find that you need some extra help, don’t be shy about reaching out.

Headspace

Headspace supports young Australians and their families to be mentally healthy and engaged in their communities.

Headspace Darwin is currently operating regular hours and they are still taking referrals. At this time they are recommending people take advantage of their online and phone services if they are able. Find more information visit:

Headspace Darwin Facebook

How to cope with stress related to Coronavirus (includes downloadable info sheet)

Two Two One

Two Two One is a Darwin based mental health charity whose mission is to deliver knowledgeable and innovative mental health services to the Northern Territory. Two Two One has is developing some resources to help adults and young people manage their mental health, including blog posts, videos and downloadable posters:

My mental health in isolation

I can’t deal with another state of emergency! Mental health response to COVID19
 

Helplines

Need to talk to someone? Try one of these 24/7 helplines

  • Kids Helpline 1800 551 800
  • Headspace  1800 650 890
  • MindSpot 1800 614 434
  • Beyondblue 1300 224 636
  • Lifeline 13 11 14
  • NT Mental Health Line 1800 682 288
  • National Indigenous Critical Response Service (NICRS) 1800 805 801

 

Other Helpful Services

  • Lifeline Text 0477 131 114  (5.30pm – 11.30pm ACST 7 days a week)
  • Head to Health  online directory to help you find the digital mental health resources that best suit your situation
  • Bite Back  online program for supporting young people to build resilience

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