Health and Wellbeing

What is wellbeing?

Wellbeing is a term used to describe how individuals feel about various aspects of life and how they are finding it.

A lot of research has gone into wellbeing and how someone can work to improve it or enhance their own wellbeing. Some of the dimensions of wellbeing include mental health, physical health, emotional health, nutritional and social health.

Physical
  • Get walking/moving
  • Sit less and exercise more
  • Join the gym
  • Go to the park
  • Walk the dog
  • Visit your doctor
  • Smoke less or quit
Mental
  • Talk to a friend
  • Seek counselling
  • Complete a self-help course online
  • Get physical
  • Eat well
  • Visit you doctor
    Depression

    Depression can be described as feeling intensely sad or flat, for 2 weeks or more.

    Common signs or symptoms can include:

    • Physical: Changes in appetite, Sick and run down, Tired all the time
    • Behavioural: Drinking more, Withdrawn, Not 'getting the job done'
    • Thoughts: Suicidal thoughts, Worthless, Hopeless and helpless
    • Feeling: Irritable, Overwhelmed, Unhappy
    Anxiety

    An anxiety disorder is a serious health condition that makes it hard for an individual to cope with daily life. It is more than just feeling stressed or worried, it stops people doing things that are they are normally able to do.

    Common signs and symptoms include:

    • Physical: Difficulty sleeping, Racing heart, Muscle pain
    • Behavioural: Drinking more, Avoiding things, Poor concentration
    • Thoughts: Reoccurring thoughts, Constant worrying
    • Feeling: Agitated, Overwhelmed, Panic
    Nutrition
    • Eat more fruit and vegetables
    • Eat less processed foods
    • Reduce your alcohol intake
    • Smoke less or quit
    • Try healthy recipes
    • Reduce your caffeine intake
    Social
    • Catch up with friends
    • Spend time with family
    • Go somewhere new
    • Walk the dog
    Contact Us

    Kirra Fitzgerald

    Participant Wellbeing Manager
    400 Epsom Road, Flemington
    0437695768
    k.fitzgerald@racingvictoria.net.au

    Urgent Help
    Trainers PLUS does not provide an emergency or instant response service. If you are feeling suicidal or in a crisis please seek help immediately.

    If you are in Australia please call:

    • Triple Zero (000) in an Emergency
    • Lifeline (13 11 14)
    • Suicide Call Back Service (1300 659 467)
    • MensLine Australia (1300 78 99 78)