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Our counsellors provide ongoing support to help stop family violence
What happens in the Changing for Good program?

Behavioural change takes time, commitment and effort. Changing for Good continues to support men and their partners for a year after successful completion of a Men’s Behaviour Change Program (MBCP) for domestic / family violence.

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Feeling stressed out?
Stressed out? Everyday stress symptoms and signs

When we think about the causes, signs and symptoms of stress, we often think about workplace stress, but we can get just as stressed out by ‘everyday life’ events and these can have an equally dramatic impact on our health.

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The effects of alcohol can be damaging to our physical and emotional health, especially if we experience depression or anxiety.
Alcohol, depression and anxiety

Many of us enjoy a drink or two, but like many things in life it’s important to practice moderation.  The effects of alcohol can be damaging to our physical and emotional health, especially if we experience depression or anxiety.

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Sometimes it can be hard to tell if you're dealing with a men's mental health issue.
Men’s mental health – common challenges

Due to a number of factors , some men’s mental health issues have gone unrecognised for a long time. Many men are still not aware of some of the most common indicators that there’s a problem.  So how can you tell if you have an issue that you should consider seeking help with?

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Man and woman facing different directions - relationship separation
Coping with relationship separation and divorce

Relationship separation and divorce are among the toughest life experiences people can face, but there are ways to manage the loss and get life back on track.

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Emotional wellbeing – how to stay on top!

Despite terms like ‘wellbeing’ and ‘wellness’ getting a lot of attention nowadays, its not a fad – looking out for your emotional wellbeing is vital.  Luckily there’s lots of ways to pursue it and they’re easy to do!

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group of friends - social connections are key to good mental health
Social connections – past, present & future

We often talk about the power of connections and support networks, as having a strong circle of people around you is one of the single most beneficial ways to maintain your mental health.  Here’s how you can grow social connections from the past, present and future!

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Understand anger & management strategies
Understand and control anger

It’s OK to feel angry sometimes. It’s how we respond to & express anger that can cause problems. Understanding anger & anger management strategies can help.

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Communication styles – ‘Painters’ and ‘Pointers’

Quite often, issues in relationships arise due to different communication styles.  While there are many theories in this area, one that we find interesting is the theory of two distinct, perhaps even opposite, communication styles – the ‘Painters’ and the ‘Pointers’.

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Man having a moment of mindfulness on a beach
What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness seems to generate a lot of hype nowadays, but what’s it all about? Mindfulness means ‘being present’ and giving your full attention to the moment we’re in.

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