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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.

Overwhelmed

The pressure to appear happy, could be making you 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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Significant days

What’s happening during Mental Health Week

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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Significant days

World Suicide Prevention Day - 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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COVID-19

Homeschooling (and keeping kids busy) during COVID-19

The COVID- 19 pandemic is having a significant impact on people’s lives. One of the biggest challenges, has been for parents and carers to guide their children through ‘at home’ learning. Here we look at some tips and resources to help you keep the kids happy and learning.

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COVID-19

Physical, mental, and financial support during COVID-19

COVID-19 has led many of us to feel concerned about our health. One of the best ways to protect our health is to know where to go for support. Here, we have complied some tips for keeping safe, as well as resources for practical support, including support options available if your job, financial or housing situation has been impacted by this crisis.

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Self-care

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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Significant days

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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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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Overwhelmed

Coping after large scale tragedies

When news of large scale tragedies break, the emotional impact can be difficult to deal with. Constant discussions at work and exposure to ongoing media coverage can make you feel unsafe, anxious, or powerless. View our seven tips to help you or your friends address these feelings so they don’t impact your daily life.

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Significant days

IDAHOBIT day

Friday 17 May 2019 is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). Launched in 2004 #IDAHOBIT celebrates LGBTQIA+ people around the world, championing inclusion and aiming to build a better world for the LGBTQIA+ community.

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What is mindfulness?

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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Relationships

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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