Mental Health Month — time to check in with yourself20 Oct 2022 3 min read
Almost half of Australian adults have experienced a mental disorder at some time.1 October is Mental Health Month — an important reminder to check in on yourself and the people you love.
The last couple of years have been especially tough for many people. While it feels like life is returning to normal, it’s still important to check in on the mental wellbeing of yourself and your loved ones.
Headlight mental wellbeing tool
We’re often so busy we forget to prioritise our mental health. But even a few minutes can make a difference. Our insurance partner, TAL, has joined academic researchers at the University of Sydney Brain and Mind Centre to develop a mental wellbeing tool called Headlight. Here’s how it works:
- Take a 3-minute questionnaire
- Receive your mental wellbeing score
- Get personalised resources that address your mental health risk factors
Headlight is a secure tool, and is free to NGS members. It identifies your potential mental health blind spots and offers evidence-based resources to help you proactively manage your mental wellbeing.
Insurance and mental health
In the last year, mental health conditions — including post-traumatic stress disorder and depression — topped the list for TAL's accepted insurance claims.2 71% of those accepted mental health claims were for Income Protection, meaning members needed financial support while unable to work due to mental health conditions.
With mental health conditions being the number one reason to make an insurance claim, it’s clear that looking after your mental wellbeing is important. Insurance can be a good back-up if you find yourself unable to work due to a mental health condition. Explore your insurance options with TAL and NGS Super: