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Make mental health meme-ingful

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  • Be in it to win it!

    Here’s how to participate

    1. Get creative and create your content
    2. Register or login
    3. Add your ideas to the to the six steps to good mental health - you can enter as many times as you like
    4. Interact with other users; “like” and ”unlike” other contributions, reply and comment on others ideas and posts

    Win Prizes!

    Each day we will share some of your best ideas on our social media channel - so make sure you let us know how to tag you!

    There are six steps to great mental health and wellbeing – we want your ideas for each one. After Mental Health Week (6-14 October 2018) we will choose one entry in each of the six steps to win a great prize pack.

    Prize pack includes:

    • Nicole Gibson’s new book - Love Out Loud [A Millennial’s Guide to Enlightenment]
    • JB Hi-Fi voucher to the value of $50.00

    Don't forget to check out the T's&C's section.

  • Six steps to mental health and wellbeing

    If you’re interested in health and happiness then you will love these six steps to positive mental health and wellbeing.

    More and more research* is showing how certain things we do can improve our moods, reduce the risk of depression, strengthen relationships, keep us healthy, and even add years to our lives. Check out the six steps below and use them for inspiration to create your meme!


    Be active - Do what you can, enjoy what you do, move your mood.

    Your body is the engine that powers your wellbeing. It’s designed to move. Physical activities like walking, waltzing or Wii-ing can positively influence the way you think, feel and function. Practicing an activity you enjoy for 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week, is a necessary ingredient for a long and happy life.


    Keep learning - Embrace new experiences see opportunities surprise yourself.

    Studies are showing that life-long learners are some of the healthiest, happiest people around. Our wellbeing can improve by taking up a new hobby, practicing the piano or even struggling with a game of Scrabble.


    Give - Your time, your words, your presence.

    Did you know that giving to others does amazing things like reducing your blood pressure and improving your sleep? Practicing random acts of kindness, volunteering time, or simply saying ‘thank you’ all work wonders for your wellbeing.


    Connect - Talk, listen, be there.

    Close relationships with friends and family can add up to seven years to our lives. That’s the same benefit as giving up smoking! So plan a party or get together for a chat to connect more with the people around you.


    Take notice - Remember the simple things that give you joy.

    Noticing nature helps us press the pause button. It reduces the stress of our modern ‘hurry-worry’ lives. Savouring our surroundings gives us, quite literally, more breathing space.


    Care for our planet - We all share the home.

    Keeping our blue planet in tip-top shape is the best recipe for world wellbeing. It can sometimes feel like a hopeless task, but small positive changes like getting on your bike and switching off your charger can make a big difference.

     

    *Data supplied by South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

  • Make a meme

    Want to make your own and enter the competition, but don't know where to start? 

    You can get really creative with everything from the wit of your captions, to the imagery of your choice. And if you’re really lucky, your meme might just go viral. You can use one of the tools below to create your meme to fit with the six steps to valuing mental health and wellbeing.

    And for the zealots among you - make sure you check out know your meme - no one wants a meme faux pas. 

    Try some of these: 

    Imgur

    Imgur Memes

    Imgur, one of the web's largest and most popular free image hosting platforms, has its very own meme generator tool. Simply select a default image background from the grid of examples below or upload your own. Edit the text to set the caption exactly how you want it

    MemeGenerator.net

    MemeGenerator.net

    MemeGenerator.net is one of the most popular tools used for making memes. You can browse through ones that have been made by others and use the menu above to look for different characters, images, what’s popular and the newest. Hover your cursor over "Create" to start making your own meme image or character.

    Imgflip

    Imgflip

    Aside from its reliable GIF creation tool, Imgflip also features a meme generator. Some of the better features include customizable fonts and sizes, the ability to draw on images and add multiple text boxes.

    Meme Creator

    Meme Creator

    Meme Creator is yet another super simple tool that gives you a range of popular meme images that you can use to build your own. Hover your cursor over "Create" at the top to browse for a meme template or to upload your own. You can also see which memes are trending or view the main page to see the newest ones.