Mental Health & Well-Being Blog : June 2021

Mental Health & Well-Being Blog : June 2021

Stay healthy during winter. 

Welcome to winter! As the temperature drops, our thoughts turn towards snuggling up under a blanket with a good book to keep warm. It’s also an important time to keep your body as healthy as possible to avoid catching seasonal illnesses. We found a great article from the Heart Foundation Australia with some great tips on how to eat well during the cooler months, and why exercising in winter is so important.

To read the full article, please visit the Heart Foundation website. 

Listen Up! 

Winter is the perfect time to discover some new podcasts. Listening to a podcast while cleaning the house makes tackling the mess a bit more enjoyable, and it’s a great distraction from chilly toes during your morning walk! We’ve listed some of our favourite podcasts below: 

The Shed Wireless: The Australian Men’s Shed Association’s podcast brings together Shedders across the nation. Episodes feature history, comedy, news, health and topical interviews. 

Australian True Crime Podcast: Go beyond the news cycle to find out how people become killers, how people become victims, and what happens next. Meshel Laurie is a radio and television broadcaster and author. Emily Webb is a journalist and crime writer. They share a passion for the stories of crime investigators and families of victims. 

Tiny Leaps, Big Changes: Host Greg Clunis dives into the simple natures and behaviours that we perform each day, and how setting actionable goals can have a significant impact on your mental health and well-being. 

Recipe of the Month:

Salted Caramel Apple Pie 

Warm yourself up for the month of June with this beautiful recipe from Coles. If you give it a try, please comment below with your thoughts and photos. Discover more winter warmers recipes at West Gippsland Libraries. 

Winter Reading 

Grab a warm drink and enjoy some of the online articles the team at West Gippsland Libraries have been reading this month: 

Body & Soul – 5 steps to staying healthy in Winter

ABC.net – The Winter Fitness Survival Guide 

Urban List – Local Escapes:Best Winter Cabins in Victoria  

Looking after your Mental Health video #2

West Gippsland Libraries have partnered with registered Counselling psychologist Alison Fonseca to provide a mini-series called Looking After Your Mental Health. This 5-part series covers a range of topics and we’ll share a new video each month.


Covid19 Support

Coronavirus (COVID19) key updates

Work and financial support – Aus Government 

Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service 

West Gippsland Libraries service updates 





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