One of the simplest things you can do to improve your mental health and overall well-being is getting out and involved in activities in your community. Being socially-isolated is as dangerous as smoking to your overall health (Holt-Lunstad, J et al. 2010). Need more of an excuse to get out there? What about the Perth Science Festival!
This Saturday, the Perth Science Festival is taking over the Perth Cultural Centre as part of National Science Week. There will be lots of hands-on activities and explosive demonstrations for you to investigate and enjoy and for the more cultured of you, there will also be sessions on Science Poetry and Culinary Science to “cater” to your “tastes”. There will be representatives from SciTech, various Universities as well as Gardening Australia giving talks and explaining the science they are demonstrating.
So come along to this free, wheelchair accessible, event and experience everything they have to offer. It may just be a fun day or evening out, but will have a positive impact on your mental health and well-being.