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Physical Health is important for Mental Health and Wellbeing
Research has proven that our physical health strongly influences our mental health and wellbeing. What we eat, how active we are, the quality of our sleep, smoking or drug and alcohol use, and our level of social connection can all have a significant impact on our mental health.
In late 2020, the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) Health Promotion Service ran a popular online seminar series to raise awareness of the benefits of healthy eating, physical activity and social connection for protecting mental health and wellbeing.
In 2021, we are offering one-off seeding grants to eligible not-for-profit community organisations across the Illawarra-Shoalhaven to support local project activities which promote mental health and physical wellbeing.