Days like World Mental Health Day and headspace day are vital in breaking down stigmas, believes a Border mental health professional.
Albury Wodonga headspace centre manager Karina Kerr said the days put mental wellbeing in the public consciousness.
“They’re so important because they keep the conversation alive around mental health and what we need to be doing to support mental health,” she said.
“There’s a big concentration on the need for physical health but your mind is equally important.
“Days like this put the message out there and help to break down barriers and stigmas.”
Mrs Kerr said headspace’s youth group took to the streets to hand out flowers in ‘random acts of kindness’ on Tuesday’s headspace day.
Headspace staff took to Junction Square for Tuesday’s World Mental Health Day.
Mrs Kerr said this Mental Health Week was a time to reflect on creating a healthy headspace.