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Tree cover a ‘superfood’ for community mental health?

Increasing tree canopy and green cover across Greater Sydney and increasing the proportion of homes in urban areas within 10 minutes’ walk of quality green, open and public space are among the New South Wales premier’s new priorities. Cities around Australia have similar goals. In our latest study, we asked if more of any green [...]

By |2019-07-29T14:43:15+10:00July 29th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How to Help a Loved One Suffering from Mental Illness

As a family member, encouraging a loved one to seek mental health treatment is one of the thinnest tightropes we can walk. “I’m fine!” “I’m not the crazy one - you are!” “I don’t need help!” Too often, encouraging a loved one to seek mental health treatment turns into a stalemate with long-lasting hard feelings, [...]

5 Key Points to Help You Change Your Life

Often the changes in your life come from your basic need requirements; you may need to change where you live, your job, and/or your life circumstances to ensure your continued survival. Those basic changes will inevitably necessitate many other changes in order to completely carry you into your new situation. On the other hand, the [...]

By |2018-06-04T13:51:13+10:00June 4th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Mental Illness|Tags: , , |0 Comments

New Partnership to Support Mental Health in Rural Australian Communities

A new partnership between two prominent foundations will look to support mental health in rural, regional and remote Australian communities. CCI Giving and the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) announced they had entered into a five-year partnership last Wednesday. The primary focus will be a FRRR-managed grants program, to support community-driven initiatives that [...]

By |2018-06-04T13:49:52+10:00June 4th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Mental Illness, Suicide|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Top 5 Reasons For a Social Media Detox

In today's world, social media is central to our lives. It helps us to stay in touch with our friends, promote our work, and follow the latest news. How do these networks impact our mental and physical health? Is it time to take a break from being permanently online?Nowadays, we have plenty of social networking [...]

By |2018-04-23T15:27:04+10:00April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Society & Culture, Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

3 Tips to Avoid Burnout

Stop the vicious cycle of burnout. Research on burnout in adults and children shows that there is a correlation between the level of stress that parents feel at work and the level of stress that their kids feel at school. Of particular importance is the fact that the highest correlation can be found between mothers and [...]

By |2018-03-26T13:49:55+11:00March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Addicted to Selfies

Danny Bowman, 23, was obsessed with uploading selfies on social media when he was a teenager. "I wanted to fit in and I thought the best way to do that was to be good looking," he says. He would take selfies and analyse them for flaws - which he says he always found - and [...]

4 Ways to Beat Your Anxiety

Racing heart, tingling hands, sweating, dizziness – the all too common symptoms that anxious people experience on a daily basis. Bev Aisbett, anxiety expert, says that anxiety and depression are just a fact of life that we can work on managing. “It’s a part of how we learn because what we’re challenged by is often our [...]

By |2018-02-05T10:56:42+11:00February 1st, 2018|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

4 Ways a Pet Increases Your Lifespan

Dogs, cats and other animal friends are more important than we realise. Pet owners will often swear their beloved pooch or moggie does wonders for their wellbeing, and now we have empirical proof. A new study has found dog ownership is linked to improved heart health for humans. This is an important finding, given heart disease is [...]

By |2018-01-22T10:55:40+11:00January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

New Year’s Resolutions for Better Mental Health

Every new year we set about making New Year’s resolutions. Usually they’re related to our physical health: going on a diet, joining a gym or drinking less. But what about our mental health? Mental health is central to every part of our lives: how we interact with loved ones, how productive we are at work, [...]

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