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Suicide Call Back Service provides phone and online counselling for anyone struggling with their mental health including anxiety, depression, feeling low, stressed or having suicidal thoughts.

Suicide Call Back Service has a number of resources available that can help you through this difficult time. If it is an emergency call 000.

Depression

Age and depression

Symptoms of depression among the elderly are high, especially in residential aged care, but it is important to note that depression is not a natural part of ageing.

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Work

Returning to work after a mental health issue

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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Significant days

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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Relationships

How to create a positive relationship

Our personal relationships will undoubtedly be the most important relationships of our lives. Like anything important us, these personal relationships require attention and care. Here are some helpful tips on how to develop and maintain a positive relationship.

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Depression

Depression symptoms - Am I depressed?

Depression is a consistent and intense state of sadness that is negatively impacting your life. Recognising depression symptoms can be the first step in getting help. Read our list of common symptoms you may be experiencing if you are depressed.

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Significant days

Pay it Forward – The mental benefits of volunteering

Pay It Forward Day is a global initiative that seeks to make a difference by creating a huge ripple of kindness felt across the world. One way to get involved with #Payitforwardday is to volunteer. Studies show that volunteering can have many positive implications, not only for those you help, but also for your own mental wellbeing.

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Sleep

Physical and mental health effects of both a good and bad night’s sleep

We often feel ‘out of sorts’ after a bad night’s sleep, yet ready to take on anything after an unbroken eight hours. Here we look at the physical and mental health effects of both a good and bad night’s sleep.

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Loneliness

Loneliness and social relationships - 14 tips to connect with others

Social relationships and human connection are increasingly important as it can affect our physical and mental health. Learn about the 14 tips recommended by psychologists at the Australian Psychological Society to help connect with others and overcome loneliness.

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Self-care

10 tips to help make positive habits stick

Just as bad habits are hard to break, positive habits are hard to make. Here’s 10 tips for how to make those habits stick.

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Panic attack

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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Work

Should I talk about my mental health at work?

Mental health has a far-reaching impact on the wellbeing of Australians at work. Yet, for a range of reasons, many people do not feel comfortable discussing it with their colleagues.

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COVID-19

How to support your emotional health during the pandemic

Taking the time to support your emotional health during – and after – the pandemic will help you cope better and readjust to normal life.

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