Mentally Fit EP urges kindness post lockdown

BE KIND: Lain Montgomerie from Mentally Fit EP is encouraging people to be kind and mindful of each other now the community is out of lockdown. Photo: supplied

BE KIND: Lain Montgomerie from Mentally Fit EP is encouraging people to be kind and mindful of each other now the community is out of lockdown. Photo: supplied

Mentally Fit EP has urged people to stay connected and practice kindness to ensure good mental health across the community post lockdown.

South Australia came out of lockdown last Wednesday morning as the state stays on alert for further restrictions with the ever changing COVID situation in Australia.

Mentally Fit EP community development officer Lain Montgomerie said the lockdown would have been stressful for many people, but now it had ended it was important for people to look out for themselves and others.

"Even though during lockdown we were isolated from each other, you don't need to mentally isolate yourself," she said.

Mentally Fit EP is encouraging kindness amongst the community as everyone moves past lockdown.

Mrs Montgomerie said people while it was easy to be quick to judge people, but sometimes the full picture might not be evident.

"We don't know each other's story, so it's important to be kind," she said.

"We can only control ourselves, that's where the power lies."

Mentally Fit EP has encouraged people to still stay connected to those around them, whether inside of lockdown or outside of it.

Information about resources available including phone numbers for services can be found on the Mentally Fit EP Facebook page and those looking to reach out are invited to email lain@wcycs.com.au.

Mrs Montgomerie said the inbox was "always open".

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