Dubbo Headspace held its annual Headspace Day event on Wednesday, starting with a morning Mindfulness session.
Headspace Day is an annual event supporting young people within the community experiencing mental health issues.
The mindfulness session explored some great benefits of having plants in your life during a three-hour workshop.
The mindfulness session's theme was "greenspace for your headspace," using various plant-based analogies and activities relating to mental health and mental health benefits.
With the help of Dubbo's Western Jungle Co, Headspace Dubbo's community and youth engagement coordinator Amy Mines was able to put together a book of plants that are beneficial to mental health.
These living organisms interact with the body, mind and home to help enhance a person's quality of life.
Some of the impacts certain types of indoor plants can have on a person's mental health according to Mrs Mines includes reduced stress, lessened anxiety, cleaner air, relieving headaches, prevented colds and illness, improved brain function, boosted moods and improved sleep.
According to the information put together in the book, plants like the Golden Cane Pine can also get rid of airborne toxins released by furniture, carpet, plastics and computers.
Other interesting information it quoted was the benefits of Spider Plant and Peace Lily.
Spider Plant (Chlorophytum Comosum) Purifies air rapidly by removing formaldehyde, benzene, carbon monoxide and xylene.
Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum) reduces six of the highest producing indoor chemicals such as formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene, xylene, toluene and ammonia from the air.
It will also remove mould and loves low lit and damp areas like bathrooms.
Participants then enjoyed lunch and were able to decorate their pot plants and plant magic beans before enjoying a walk along the river.
"It's been such a great day." Mrs Mines said.
"We explored the importance of what is required for young people to develop the four main factors of mental health.
"So we discussed what they need to be happy physically, spiritually and culturally, mentally and emotionally and family and social networking.
"We used a plant as an analogy, discussing what we thought would be needed in the roots of the plant for those important factors to grow."
During the afternoon Headspace, Dubbo held UNO and Ping Pong tournaments for youth to participate in.