Cyber bullying: What to do and how to keep safe

Bullying has been around since time immemorial but although Cyber bullying is a more recent issue, the problem is on the rise and affecting children world wide.   There is no downtime for children as the bullying doesn’t stop once they go home as it continues online.  Children are tormented and left with the effects of

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How to help your psychological health survive the drought

With below-average rainfall across New South Wales, central Queensland, the north-west of Victoria and into South Australia the hardship of Australia’s current drought effects farmers both physically and psychologically. With the long duration of the drought is understandable that farmers are experiencing stress, sadness, helplessness, anxiety and being pushed to their limits.  Although, we can’t control our

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Pleasurable activities for good mental health

Introduction When we aren’t feeling well the last thing we feel like doing is anything and we lack motivation. But if we go out and do something pleasurable, the truth is that we feel better after doing it. So the question is how do we get the motivation to do something? Our mind and body

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How Gratitude can change your mental health for the better!

Living your life with gratitude means choosing to focus your time and attention on what you appreciate. When life’s stressors confront us, we always tend to look at the negatives and forget the positives. Having some gratitude during these tough times can help us view situations with a more balanced outlook on life. Gratitude studies

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Why is breath control so important when you have anxiety?

Anxiety is one of the growing mental illnesses affecting Australians. In 2007, anxiety disorders were the most common mental disorders, affecting 14% of all people aged 16-85 years in the 12 months prior to the survey. The word anxiety can sometimes be misinterpreted, so it is good to clarify what is meant when we say

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Promoting Text counselling in Tamworth

A great interview with Sally-anne Whitten from 92.9fm Tamworth radio to discuss the benefits of text counselling for those in the rural and remote community. Further information about tips and techniques to help people identify and support people with mental health issues. There is no doubt that our people in the rural and remote areas are

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