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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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Signs of a toxic relationship

Things not going well in your relationship? There may be obvious things that aren’t working, but there are also subtle signs that something isn’t quite right. If you’re wondering what is going wrong, here are some signs of a toxic relationship.

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Physical health as a treatment for mental health

Physical health and mental health can go hand in hand. Regular exercise, while aiding overall fitness levels, may also help to relieve stress, anxiety and depression. To help alleviate the symptoms of depression, some GPs are prescribing exercise alongside other treatment.

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When to take a mental health day

With three million Australians currently living with anxiety or depression, it’s no wonder we sometime need a mental health day! At times we place more emphasis on physical health in the workplace than our mental health. Look out for these signs you may need a mental health breather.

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