THE Kelso Community Centre was the venue chosen to celebrate headspace Day on Thursday.
People were able to enjoy a free barbecue, face painting, fun activities, a jumping castle and could play with different tech gadgets through the Programming the Future stand.
Programming the Future is an initiative of Save the Children, which aims to improve digital skills in communities that may not have access to new technologies.
Centre manager for headspace Bathurst, Darrin Yates, said the day was about raising awareness of the organisation and good mental health for young people.
“What we want to do is promote the idea that young people need to look after their mental health,” he said.
Some of the tips the team had for good mental health were to eat better, improve sleep patterns, exercise and forge closer connections with family and friends.
Mr Yates said young people can face a lot of stresses, from the pressure of school and work, to issues in relationships, but they needed to find ways to enjoy life.
“Get out and enjoy life and do the things that you want to do,” he said.
“Get involved in life and know there are places you can go for help.”
Working with people aged 12 to 25 years, headspace provides a range of mental health and other key services.
Mr Yates hoped that people could connect with each other on headspace Day and have fun in the process.