Tag Archive for: Managing mental health

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…

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…
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Christmas curse: holiday anxiety

Saying that the holiday season can be challenging is an understatement. Christmas anxiety is a real problem that many Australians struggle with each year. It isn't hard to see why. It’s one of the toughest times of the year, and for good…
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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…