Take it easy
Wednesday, 15th July, 2015
Stress Down Day is on Friday, July 24 and Lifeline Broken Hill will be running a Facebook and Instagram hashtag competition to demonstrate the many ways you can stress down.
Whether you walk the dog, spend time with friends or dance in your lounge room we want to know what you do to stress less. Lifeline Broken Hill staff will be wearing onesies and pyjamas to have a laugh and a bit of fun on the day.
Schools are encouraged to jump onboard and spread the message about stressing down at school and on social media.
To enter the competition, simply upload a photo or video to Instagram with the hashtag #StressDownBrokenHill247 or post directly onto the Lifeline Broken Hill Facebook page.
There are prizes on offer for the best entries including $50 vouchers for individual entrants and $200 for school groups.
The competition will run in conjunction with a BBQ (delivered to your office) with participating schools hosting mufti or onesie days next Friday with a gold coin donation to go towards Lifeline Broken.
Lifeline CEO Scott Hammond said Stress Down Day is a good reminder to stop and reflect on your own wellbeing and those that are close to you.
“We need to ask ourselves are we doing too much, are we not taking care of ourselves like we should or are we neglecting those people in our lives who are important to us?” he said.
“If you are in a place where you are sad or feeling lonely or unhappy on Stress Down Day then you should seek help.”
To talk to someone or for assistance in a crisis you can contact Lifeline 13 11 14 or make an appointment to see a counsellor.
Appointments are available during the week and can be booked by calling Lifeline Broken Hill on 8087 7525 or calling into the office at 194 Argent St.
Lifeline Broken Hill offers free face-to-face counselling, financial counselling, problem gambling counselling and community training.
Schools are encouraged to contact Jonnah Ortega for more information and to get involved.