Tune in on your mental health with free online health talks

Mental Health Month

The Hills Shire Library Service is participating in Mental Health Month this October with a series of free health talks and activities.

Mayor of the Hills Shire, Dr Michelle Byrne said Mental Health Month is the perfect time for people to think about the state of their own mental health and the importance of good mental health in everyday life.

“This year’s theme for Mental Health Month is ‘Tune In’, which is all about reflecting and being present,” Mayor Byrne said.

“After a very stressful few months, living with lockdown and the strain of the pandemic, it is important that we tune in and check-up on ourselves and our loved ones.

“I encourage everyone to check out the free mental health resources and register for one of the many helpful virtual mental health talks, available from our Hills Shire Library Service website,” Mayor Byrne added.

Library members can also access a vast range of resources, including books, magazines and DVDs, from Hills Shire Library Branches, which are now open to the public.

Click & Collect will also continue at all branches. Members can request up to five items via the FREE Hills Shire Library App, which is available to download from the App Store and Google Play, and then collect them at a scheduled time.

As a condition of entry into Council Libraries, and inline with the latest NSW Public Heath Order, people aged 16 and over are required to produce valid proof of their vaccination on entry and check in with a QR code.

Masks must also be worn inside for people aged 12 years and older.

For more information on activities and upcoming talks, visit https://www.thehills.nsw.gov.au/Library/Mental-Health-Month.

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