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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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Nature as a healer

International Day of Forests is on 21 March and this year’s theme is Forests and Sustainable Cities. The day #internationaldayofforests is a great opportunity for us to look at nature as a healer, and how it can help, heal and protect us.

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Trying to be happy might make us unhappy

When perusing social media platforms, one thing becomes very clear. Everyone is trying to portray themselves as though they are 100% happy all the time. But we’re calling it – Sometimes life sucks. Sometimes you lose your job, your partner or your house. But you know what? It’s okay to acknowledge and talk about difficult feelings.

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How can I tell if a friend is struggling?

Sometimes we notice right away if a friend is struggling or is overwhelmed by a situation. Other times it may be less obvious, but if we know the warning signs to look out for, we can reach out to help them get the support they need. Read on to understand the warning signs that your friend may need help.

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Clean Up Australia Day – boost your wellbeing

Sunday 4 March 2018 is Clean Up Australia Day – When the rubbish is gone, nature can carry on. Social interaction, physical activity and contact with nature can have positive effects on our mental and physical wellbeing.

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Myths about suicide

There are many suicide myths that cloud our judgement and stop us from reaching out to someone who may be suicidal. Here we separate myths such as, “Asking someone if they are suicidal will put the idea in their head.” to “Once a person feels suicidal, they will always feel that way.” from fact.

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Signs of a healthy relationship

While there is probably no such thing as a perfect relationship, there are many healthy relationships out there. We’re taking a look at what makes a relationship healthy.

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