World Mental Health Day – Care, Advocate, Educate

Today is World Mental Health Day, and it’s never been a more important time to talk about mental health. At its heart, this international event is about promoting global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. And at Wise Institute, we are proud to be part of this effort every day. 

Mental health in the spotlight

For nearly two years, the world has grappled with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impact on our psychological wellbeing has been profound. From fear, uncertainty and financial hardship, to social isolation and loneliness, the mental health of our community has faced unprecedented challenges – and changes. 

Not only have more people been seeking out mental health support, the way in which this care is delivered has changed rapidly too. Due to lockdowns and social distancing restrictions, healthcare providers had rapidly switched to telehealth platforms.  

Here at Wise Institute, we have remained committed to adapting the way we work so that we can provide continuous support to the community throughout the pandemic. We have provided the highest quality care to our patients for 20 years – and we will continue to enhance, refine and innovate to provide the best outcomes possible. 

Quality care for everyone

One of the key objectives of World Mental Health Day is to highlight the need for everyone, worldwide, to be able to access mental health care when they need it. 

With 125 years of collective experience in our team, Wise Institute is a proud supporter, advocate and educator of mental health in the North Shore community. We provide thoughtful, comprehensive care and treatment for a wide range of mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, substance use, PTSD and trauma, to sleeping disorders. 

Mental health is highly complex, and we understand there is no one-size-fits-all approach – which is why our therapies are always tailored to meet the unique needs of each client. 

We want every person in our community to feel they can reach out when they need us. Wise Institute offers everyone a safe, non-judgemental space to access care. From children, adolescents, adults, couples, families and businesses, our experienced clinicians build a comfortable and collaborative relationship with clients.

Mental health education is key

World Mental Health Day isn’t just about raising awareness of mental health and pushing for universal access. It’s about promoting education, but even more importantly, empowering people to put this learning into practice. 

At Wise Institute we foster the concept of being students for life, with programs designed for adolescents’ to acquire crucial emotional skills, and for adults to shift unhelpful thinking patterns. 

Each of our programs is underpinned by a pedagogical approach to learning, ensuring concepts are delivered in the ways they will be best retained and made useful for application in the real world. Our goal for every program is to build capabilities while inspiring excellence.