The team at Port Macquarie Headspace held a morning tea today (October 6) in recognition of National Headspace Day - a day of support for the mental health and wellbeing of young Australians.
The Glasshouse will also be turning green each night this week to mark the event.
Port Macquarie Headspace community engagement officer Jules Jamieson said the national day is to bring awareness to the mental health of young people as well as highlight the work the team at Headspace does.
"The National Headspace Day has been around for five or six years now and is starting to gain momentum," she said.
"It's a day to bring awareness to the wellbeing of people between 12 and 25 while also allowing staff to stop and recognise the work they do.
"Having a small event just for our staff has also allowed us to reconnect after lockdown and reflect on the work we do."
The Port Macquarie Headspace team will also be holding an online trivia competition for the community tonight to celebrate the event.
"Unfortunately because of COVID-19 we weren't able to hold an event for the community in person so we decided to have an online trivia night instead," Ms Jamieson said.
"We're encouraging people to dress up in green and we have been handing out care packs for teams that have registered which include information and some activities."
There are 40 registered teams for the trivia night.
"It's become a lot bigger than we thought it would, which is great."
Port Macquarie Headspace service manager David Rogers said National Headspace Day couldn't have come at a more important time this year.
"We're just coming out of lockdown. COVID-19 has had a big impact on mental health, especially young people and there will be more people seeking help as we move forward," he said.
"We need to open our eyes to young people and support them."
The theme for this year's National Headspace Day is 'small steps start big things'.
"Just making a small action can start something big. The theme this year is about encouraging young people to take small steps for their mental health and wellbeing," Ms Jamieson said.
To find out more about Port Macquarie Headspace and the work they do, visit their Facebook page.
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