October is marked nationally as mental health month and south-west agencies are holding a number of virtual events to engage people who may be struggling.
Let's Talk and South West Healthcare are bringing Andy Dennis' Tomorrow Man and Tomorrow Woman workshops to homes around the region through Zoom.
The foundation is orchestrating the Unbound event on October 13 for women and the Lock In session for men on October 15.
Mr Dennis said amid the coronavirus pandemic it was more important than ever to recognise your own mental health.
"In today's high tech, time-poor society, connection is becoming rare," he said.
"Many of the places where we usually catch up have taken a hit this year.
"With all the challenges we're facing, and the current global pandemic forcing us all into isolation, true connection is needed more than ever to ensure we get through this time unscathed."
Mr Dennis hails from the south-west and described the workshops as providing a virtual, non-judgmental space.
"For two hours you can step away from the reality of your current situation to practice rising above internal and external pressures and expectations," he said.
"We'll have some laughs, maybe shed a tear, and talk about what's going on for us right now.
"You'll leave a little lighter with some tools to help you check in with your friends and go beyond the banter."
Warrnambool's headspace is holding two events to engage youth throughout the mental health month.
Mind-Sets is an online music event in collaboration with Raglan Presents where south-west artists Gub, Cassettes for Kids, Sweat Dreams DJs and the Raglan Presents DJs will be streamed to Facebook on October 17.
"Music is a great outlet for our mental health and wellbeing, it used to relax and boost or lift your mood," community awareness and engagement worker Kayla Mugavin said.
Headspace Warrnambool is also holding a youth-led virtual trivia competition on October 21 which coincides with celebrating headspace day.
Lifeline's mental health month campaign aims to challenge people to take up something new or stop a bad habit.
From digital detoxes to running everyday, there's a wealth of people across the national signing up for the challenge.
And for those who can't commit, there's the option to donate to the charity which answers over a million calls every year.
To find out about the LETS TALK events head to facebook.com/letstalksouthwest
For more information about Mind-Sets and headspace's trivia competition head to facebook.com/headspaceWarrnambool
To sign up for Lifeline's challenge or to donate, head to challenge-yourself-for-mental-health.raisely.com
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