COVID-19 leaves new mums feeling alone

Chelsea Griffin Midwife

COURTNEY THOMAS New mums and mums-to-be around Australia have been left feeling anxious and lonely due to ongoing social distancing measures put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19.   While some states and territories maintain eased … [Read more...]

Honesty online opens mental health conversation

Mikayla Kersten

OLIVIA SIVA We all know it, but we don’t often talk about it; posts to social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram can create a posed, edited, unrealistic snapshot of an individual’s life.   This superficial “social … [Read more...]

Are you ok?

CASSANDRA PALMER-FIELD Today marks the annual R U OK? Day, a day designed to encourage friends to check in with one another. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, around eight Australians commit suicide every day. R U OK? is … [Read more...]

Pressure of university a big trigger of anxiety in students

CASSANDRA MULHERN As semester two of the 2015 university year comes to a close, students are preparing for the stress of final assignments and exams, resulting in intense anxiety for many. Stress is not uncommon among university students, … [Read more...]

PM Turnbull reminds teens: “There’s life after Year Twelve exams”

HOLLY WARE Being a high school student is stressful, even more so as final exams approach, with many teens turning to mental health organisations for help.  Youth mental health service ReachOut Australia has revealed that they expect over 80 … [Read more...]

Technology key to boosting mental health

SHAY LEDINGHAM Online and mobile applications are giving people the opportunity to effectively manage their own mental health. By providing easily accessible, self-managed apps, industry practitioners are seeing positive results in treating … [Read more...]

Don’t be restless, just stress less

MATT HARDIE Whether it is a small business owner, a casual employee or a student, moments of stress or anxiety are an unwelcome occurrence in day-to-day life. Establishing ways to manage and eliminate stress can help your performance in the … [Read more...]