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What’s happening during Mental Health Week 2018

Mental Health Week (7-14 October) is a great time for everyone to focus on and think about our mental health. Throughout Australia, there will be lots of activities and events taking place. We’re taking a look at what is happening in each state and territory.

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World Mindfulness Day

No matter who you are, at some stage in your life you will experience an emotionally tough time. As humans we can sometimes process our thoughts and feelings in unhealthy ways, but research now shows us that mindfulness can make a difference to the levels of contentment or happiness we have in our lives.

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World Suicide Prevention Day 2018: Working Together to Prevent Suicide

Suicide is a major social health issue in our society, with The World Health Organisation estimating that over 800,000 people die by suicide each year. Worldwide, suicide claims more lives than homicide, war and terrorism combined. Working Together to Prevent Suicide is 2018’s theme for World Suicide Prevention Day, chosen intentionally as it highlights the most essential ingredient for effective global suicide prevention – collaboration.

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Effects of alcohol

Many of us like to have a drink from time to time, but for some of us, alcohol can be a problem. Excessive drinking can affect your mental and physical health, as well as your relationships. Understand how alcohol can effect the entire body including the brain, the gut, the heart and your sleep.

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What is mindfulness and how can I be more mindful?

Mindfulness can bring us greater awareness as we purposely focus on what we are doing in a non-judgemental way. When we pay attention to where we are and what we are doing, we become less reactive to what is going on around us. Mindfulness is something we can all do and the more we practice, the easier it gets.

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Myths about schizophrenia

There are a lot of misunderstandings about schizophrenia that result in stigma. We’re working to reduce the stigma by busting some common myths.

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Grieving the loss of a parent: missing your mum on Mother’s Day

Many families will be celebrating Mother’s Day with their mum, but for some of us, this can be a difficult time. If your mother has passed away, the lead up to the day is a constant reminder of what you’ve lost. Read our blog on finding ways to cope with the loss of your mum on Mother’s Day.

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How to deal with a panic attack

A panic attack can come out of the blue and can be very frightening. You may have a sudden feeling of terror and experience panic attack symptoms like a fast heart rate, sweating, shortness of breath, dizziness and a loss of control. If you have experienced a panic attack in the past, you know how scary it can feel. So how can you deal with a panic attack?

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What is a panic attack?

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, up to 40% of the population will experience a panic attack at some point in their lifetime. Read our article on what a panic attack feels like and what can cause a panic attack to happen.

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Building a support network

When it comes to our mental health and wellbeing, studies have shown that having a good support network with strong relationships you can count on, is vital. A support network refers to those people in your life that help you achieve your personal and professional goals. Read our tips on how to create a strong support network.

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