Hulli the Bendigo therapy dog's contribution to mental health recognised on headspace day

WHAT helps you feel better when you’re down or stressed?

As part of headspace day, the organisation has encouraged people to share their top tips for mental health maintenance.

Bendigo headspace manager Jenny Singe said Hulli the therapy dog was one of the most popular members of the team.

She said the four-year-old Cavoodle helped soothe upset or anxious clients and their family members. 

Hulli has been part of headspace Bendigo team since he was a puppy, and is at the centre most days.

Mrs Singe was hopeful headspace day would provide people with inspiration to help look after themselves when they’re not in a positive frame of mind.

The organisation’s tips for a healthy mindset include making time to relax, exercising and staying active, eating healthy food, getting enough sleep, connecting with people, and doing hobbies. 

Headspace recommends cutting back on alcohol and other drugs and talking and seeking support.

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The initiative coincides with Mental Health Week

The National Youth Mental Health Foundation, headspace, provides early intervention services to young people aged 12-25 years.

Mrs Singe recommended visiting your nearest headspace centre for more tips for a healthy headspace, or going online at headspace.org.au

People keen to share their tips can download a placard from the headspace day website and share it on social media using #headspaceday.