Compassion Fatigue: Signs, symptoms and strategies

In recent years, we've faced challenging times globally, prompting many to feel a strong urge to help others. However, prolonged exposure to others' suffering can lead to compassion fatigue, especially for caretakers, health care workers, social…

Anxiety in children and how parents can support their child

Anxiety, worry, and fear are all natural emotions. Anxiety usually involves a feeling of apprehension or nervousness about potential negative events and can lead to uncomfortable physical reactions. These emotions will most likely result in…

Overcoming Burnout

What is burnout? Job burnout is an ‘occupational syndrome’ that is characterised across three dimensions: Feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion Feelings of cynicism or negativism related to one's job Mental distance and…

Effective Communication for Healthy Relationships and Mental Wellbeing

Communication is the basis of human interaction and is a process by which information is exchanged through a common system of symbols, signs or behaviour. In the context of relationships and mental wellbeing, healthy communication underpins…
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Myth busting seven common relationship myths

Pop culture has spawned plenty of myths about relationships, whilst romantic comedy movies and even reality TV – shows such as Love Island and The Bachelor – have played their part in shaping the way we think about relationships. Unfortunately,…
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Six simple ways to build a better relationship with your partner

Mental health and relationships are closely linked. Healthy, happy relationships are good for your mental wellbeing and vice-versa. At the same time, mental health issues can impact your relationship, and unhappy relationships can easily lead…
Woman helping her friend with mental health issues at Christmas by taking her on a walk outside

Don’t leave anyone lonely: make a place for your friends this Christmas

Christmas can be a lonely time. There are thousands of reasons why people experience mental health issues at Christmas, which is why it’s important to keep an eye on friends, family members and even strangers. Doing your part can make a big…
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Taking care of your mental health this festive season

Christmas is a joyous time of the year, but that doesn’t mean things like stress, depression and anxiety disappear. In fact, they often intensify. No matter how organised you are, the holidays are demanding and mental health at Christmas…
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Looking after your mental health if you have a disability

December 3 is International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), an international day of observance organised by the United Nations aimed at increasing public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability. At Access…
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Depression: here’s what it looks like

What is depression? Feeling sad, moody or down is common. But if you feel low or empty for weeks, months or years, you might be depressed. Depression is a serious, but common, mental health issue. One in sixteen people in Australia are affected…