It is Mental Health Month in Australia. We all experience sadness and stress sometimes – these are natural human responses to the challenges of life. It’s normal to feel stressed if your job security is threatened, or you don’t know how you can pay your bills, or to feel sad in response to loss. How can you distinguish these normal feelings from the mental health conditions, depression and anxiety and where can you go for help?
We asked our good friend and wellness expert Thea O’Connor for an easy-to-understand resource that you can use for reference if you suspect your mentoring partner needs specialist help (or you do).
“I thrive on encouraging people to develop the inner attitudes, daily practices, and group norms that will allow them to live and work with zest. And it all starts with the body – the non-negotiable foundation of our lives. The human body is AMAZING and I have a deep respect for it’s intelligence and honesty.”