Across the country this week, health organisations are hosting events, raising funds and awareness to help tackle one of the nation’s biggest health issues – mental health.
So this week on Balance, we will be revisiting some of our best articles and celebrity interviews on mental health including an interview with Adam Goodes.
Adam Goodes is a champion Australian Rules football who played with the Sydney Swans, and won two Brownlow Medals and two premierships during his 18-year professional sporting career. Adam is actively involved with Indigenous sports programs; mental health, domestic violence and anti-racism campaigns, and he co-founded the Go Foundation.
Adam Goodes says exercise is just one of the well-being activities which Australians can get involved in to maintain good mental health.
“Exercise helps me clear my mind, and when I exercise in the morning, it ensures that I start the day feeling fresh and with a positive attitude,” says Adam. “I especially like to exercise outdoors – swimming and running are my two favourites.”
“But if you don’t have the time to go to the gym or spend time outdoors, you can still stay active during the day by taking the stairs, walking to work, or even getting off a couple of stops before on the train or bus,” he adds.
Adam is not the only Balance special guest who is an ambassador for mental health programs.
Jessica Rowe was an ambassador for Beyond Blue and spoke frankly with Deborah about how to deal with mental illness.
Click on the links below to view Jessica’s interview about;
Balance also spoke to Rebecca Gibney about her nervous breakdown. CLICK HERE to watch that interview.
We’ve also got some other great segments from;
- Jill McCrossin on how she dealt with depression and cancer
- Dr. Sarah McKay about maintaining our brain health
- Dr. Sarah McKay on how stress impacts our brains
- Why Sarah Harris swears by her shrink