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02/04/2019

What is anxiety? Feeling anxious in certain situations can help us avoid danger, triggering our ‘fight or flight’ response for survival. It is how we’ve evolved to keep ourselves safe. However, there are times where we become overly worried about perceived threats – when things that may or may not happen affect us on an […]

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25/02/2019

What Is Mental Health? Mental health and Mental ill-health are increasingly being used interchangeably, despite meaning vastly different things. Everyone has mental health, just as everyone has health. Mental ill-health, is the condition in which one’s mind is influenced both physiologically and emotionally. To the extent that it interferes with a person’s cognitive, emotional and […]

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17/12/2018

Mindfulness is a word we hear quite often these days and although it is a relatively new concept for many, like meditation, it has actually been around for a very long time. So let’s take a moment to look at what mindfulness is, what it isn’t and what it can bring to the table from […]

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10/12/2018

According to Beyond Blue, 1 in 3 Australians, or up to 40% of the population will experience a panic attack at some time in their life. This is an anxiety condition involving feelings of stress or fear triggered by being in a particular situation. Different people will experience a panic attack differently and the level […]

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03/12/2018

It’s no exaggeration to say that many of us have become dependent on technology. These days, most of us have a smartphone, which travels everywhere with us and without which we feel frantic and vulnerable. And our screen fixation doesn’t end there. At the office, many of us stare at a PC or laptop all […]

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26/11/2018

Music is a powerful tool. It can help boost your mood as well as mend a broken heart. For centuries, music has played an important role when it comes to our ability to cope through life’s greatest highs and lows. It’s only been in recent years that research has suggested music can help combat depression […]

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19/11/2018

When someone’s suffering from depression, support from family and friends makes a huge difference. A lot of times, those suffering from depression, anxiety, or suicidal thoughts are reluctant to “open up” to others and therefore can end up suffering alone in silence. As a friend, there are ways you can recognise the signs and symptoms […]

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12/11/2018

Addiction is a complex condition that comes in many forms but is most commonly reflected in addictive behaviours toward gambling, and drug and alcohol abuse. Addiction is a chronic condition affecting the brain and its reward system. People with addiction may want to stop engaging in their compulsive behaviour, but complex physical and physiological structures […]

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05/11/2018

Are you a recovering addict who just finished a treatment program for drug or alcohol addiction? Do you want to know how to maintain your recovery and avoid relapse? If so, you’ve come to the right place. After your initial treatment is done, what comes next is ‘addiction aftercare’. It reduces your risk of falling […]

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