5 Tips For Better Mental Health in 2021

PUBLISHED18 October 2021

Mental Health is one of the most important things to consider in 2021!

Many of 2020’s burdens may still be upon us and stress can cause huge consequences in the future such as: high blood pressure or even abnormal heart patterns.

Mental illness is also very common, with one in five Australian’s aged 16 – 85 experiencing a mental illness at least once in their life. The most common illness is depression, anxiety or substance abuse. Furthermore, $10.6 billion was spent on mental health in 2019.

This is why your mental health is more important now than ever to ensure you are doing something everyday that makes you happy and keeps you positive throughout the day.

Here are some tips that can help you boost your mood in 2021!



Volunteering helps develop networking skills and friendships, as well as keeps you active: physically and mentally.

As it keeps you in regular contact with people, you develop a solid support system, which in turn protects you against depression and anxiety.

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This may seem hard to do when you are stressed or anxious about something – however it is important that you keep your body moving. Even smaller, lighter exercises such as walking or even a light jog can boost your mood.


A study found that by writing down negative thoughts and then destroying it can prove to be quite effective. You can throw it in the bin or even shred it, the fact of discarding them physically does help in reducing their toxic effects.


At the end of the day, even something as simple as telling yourself 3 things you loved about that day, right before bed can instantly boost your mood for the next morning.


Sleep is one of the most important things for humans to function, bad sleep lets the brain create negative thoughts. Get a good nights rest by:

  • Ensuring that your room is a good temperature
  • It is fairly dark enough to sleep in
  • Make sure there is a calming aroma such as lavender or even chamomile
  • Do not look at a screen for at least 2 hours prior to sleeping

Let us know if you have any more tips in the comments section!

A career in Mental Health is very rewarding and can help you gain the knowledge and skills to work with those who have a mental illness. Here are some frequently asked question’s (FAQs) if you are interested in studying our Certificate IV in Mental Health.

Q: What jobs can you get with a Certificate IV in Mental Health?

There is a rise in mental health awareness and this is creating a demand for skilled and qualified support workers. This demand is expected to keep on growing in the coming years as well.

With a Certificate IV in Mental Health, you can find job opportunities as a:

  • Mental Health Support Worker
  • Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker
  • NDIS Support Worker
  • Mental Health Intake Officer
  • Mental Health Outreach Worker

Q: What does a Mental Health Support worker do?

Mental Health Support Workers provide recovery-orientated services to people experiencing mental illness, or a psychiatric disability.

  • You will be assessing client needs and monitoring their progress.
  • Contributing to developing new services and programs.
  • Implementing community-based programs and activities focusing on mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability.

Q: How will this course benefit me?

By studying a Certificate IV in Mental Health, you will start your career in an industry that is very rewarding. This course is also 100% online, so you can study wherever, whenever, and however with Kirana Colleges!

You will also gain the skills and knowledge to work in a variety of different community-based non-government organisations; home-based outreach; centre-based programs; respite care; residential services, rehabilitation programs; clinical settings; or supporting people in employment.

Q: How can I enrol into this course?

To enrol into this course, you can you can submit a student enquiry. Our team will contact you with all the relevant information and guide you through enrolment.

For more information or enquiries, please contact a Course and Career’s Advisor today.

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