Greg Hunt, MP
As Australians, we can all be proud of what makes our culture unique – our core values of mateship and resilience – which is why good mental health is so vital in everything we achieve together.
Mental health is often a difficult subject to approach because it can be hard to recognise what poor mental health can look like or even how to help someone who may be experiencing it. Poor mental health can affect everyone in different ways, and some might never show it on the surface.
There are so many ways to reach positive mental health for yourself and those close to you. Even having a conversation about what’s on your mind can make all the difference. Eating healthily and exercising regularly are also fantastic ways to improve your mood and outlook. I regularly go for long walks around the electorate because it’s amazing to help with stress.
Across the Mornington Peninsula there have never been more resources available for those who need help, including vital services like the Southern Peninsula Youth Hub. Mental health supports are also being boosted through this year’s Federal Budget, which provided a historic $2.3 billion for mental health and suicide prevention, including $820.1 million to roll out a national network of adult, child and youth mental health treatment centres.
My message to all Australians – and particularly those on the Peninsula – is to never feel anxious or scared to seek assistance if you need it. Help is here for you, no matter your circumstances.
Stay healthy and stay well.
GREG HUNT MP