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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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Forming new habits

It’s the new year, and you’re already struggling to keep up some of your resolutions. You started off with the best intentions; forming new habits, but now it’s hard to break the old ones! To help, we’ve compiled some advice below.

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Steps for change in the New Year

We all have our vices, our habits. Things we know that we shouldn’t necessarily be doing that aren’t healthy or simply don’t blend with who we want to be. Even though we know some of the things we should change, motivation is harder to come by.

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Top Topics of 2017

Supporting Australians in dealing with thoughts of suicide, helping others when they’re feeling low, and bereavement for those who have lost someone to suicide is what SuicideLine Victoria is here to do, and as we round out another year, we’re taking stock of the information our community found most useful throughout 2017.

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I’m worried someone is suicidal – how do I start the conversation?

Realising that someone you care about may be thinking about suicide can come as a shock. It can be hard to understand why they feel this way and what has led up to this point. If you are worried, you should speak up and talk to your family member or friend about their feelings.

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The stress of shopping for the perfect gift

Buying a gift can be challenging and often we put too much pressure on ourselves to find the perfect one. Remember that gifts are a token of friendship or love, it’s not about how much you spend.

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Time pressure at Christmas

Christmas is meant to be a time for joy, but many of us are stressed as we are trying to get everything done before the big day. So what can we do? We’ve compiled some tips to help you manage the Christmas period and find some balance in your life.

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Taking care of yourself at work

Most people work a 36-40 hour week, but there are also a lot of people who work more or less than that. Regardless of how much you work, it can still take a toll on your mental health.

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Returning to work

Returning to work after a mental health issue can be daunting. You may have lost some of your confidence and aren’t sure what sort of reception you are going to receive when you return to work.

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Managing workplace stress

It’s likely that at some point in your career you’ve had a stressful job, even if you love what you do. Workplace stress can be short term, like meeting a tight, important deadline, but if work stress becomes chronic and long term, something must be done.

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