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Mental health is a state of well-being in which an individual realises his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and is able to make a contribution to his or her community. 

Mental health is a positive concept related to the social and emotional wellbeing of individuals and communities. Having good mental health, or being mentally healthy, is more than just the absence of illness, rather it’s a state of overall wellbeing.

Mental health services

If you are feeling anxiety, fear, distress or concern there are many local services that can support you.

Mental Health Month

Mental Health Month is a great opportunity to encourage awareness of mental health and social and emotional wellbeing in our community.

Wellbeing tips

Tips and resources to support your mental health and wellbeing - especially during COVID-19

Suicide Prevention

Suicide prevention initiatives on the Northern Beaches

Suicide Prevention Community Gatekeeper Training

Council will be training hundreds of ‘community gatekeepers’ to support people who might be at risk of suicide.

Safe and Sound Webinar Series

Webinars with a range of local experts sharing tips and information about local support services to help you and the people around you live well.