Taking care of mental health

Talking about it is a good start

HSP community member David, from Brisbane, recently told his story, with courage and vulnerability, about the challenges to mental health in his life, including living with HSP.


The podcast is part of a series by TradeMutt, a mental health advocacy group based in Brisbane. TradeMutt is a social enterprise and an Australian Workwear brand that aims to make tradies and workers of all kinds look and feel great at work, and in doing so, reduce the rate of male suicide in Australia. HSPer Dave was recently a guest in this, their 38th podcast.

TradeMutt supports the TIACS Foundation that provides mental health support services.

Additional mental health resources

If you are feeling the impact on your mental health and well-being, here is a range of resources available to help.

The NDIS have released new information packs on:

  • psychosocial disability – to help people with psychosocial disability and their carers get the most out of their NDIS plan during the pandemic.
  • mental health and well-being – to help you, your family and carers look after your mental health and well-being.

Information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and mental health is available on the Department of Health website here as well as a 24-hour Coronavirus hotline 1800 020 080 or NDIS 1800 800 110.

More resources:

Lifeline https://www.lifeline.org.au/on 13 11 14

Kids Helpline https://kidshelpline.com.au/on 1800 551 800

Beyond Blue https://www.beyondblue.org.au/ on 1300 224 636

Headspace https://headspace.org.au/ on 1800 650 890

SANE Australia https://www.sane.org/ on 1800 187 263

Suicide Call Back Service https://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/ on 1300 659 467


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