One in two Queenslanders aged 16 to 85 years may experience
mental illness, and Queensland Health has launched a campaign to
help us improve our mental wellbeing.
Dear Mind encourages all Queenslanders to make time for
themselves and prioritise their mental wellbeing to help prevent
mental health issues.
Research has found taking some 'me time' helps strengthen our
mental wellbeing, lifts our mood, improves our relationships and
helps us deal with difficult situations.
When we look after our mental wellbeing, we are better able to
cope with the everyday stresses of life, realise our abilities,
participate in the community and work productively.
Evidence has also shown positive mental wellbeing can help
prevent behavioural and mental health problems, and act as an
important 'buffer' to the risk of mental illness.
Dear Mind encourages all Queenslanders to create a
healthier relationship with their mind by making small changes to
their daily routine to include simple, everyday activities such as
spending time with family and friends, learning new things, being
active and spending time in nature.
For ideas and inspiration visit
For people living with diabetes or those who care for them,
Diabetes Queensland offers a free, Psychologist on Call service. If
you would like to book a confidential,
informal, over-the-phone discussion, contact
us on 1800 177 055 to make an appointment to speak with
To read Fact Sheets for people with diabetes, click
Diabetes and Mental Health.
My health for life, a healthy lifestyle and
prevention program led by Diabetes Queensland, will soon release
its latest campaign. The advertising will remind people that
"healthy feels good". For example, one program participant Hiromi
rediscovered that a healthy lifestyle can improve mental
If you have a friend or loved one who would be interested to
prevent chronic conditions, please get them to check their risk at