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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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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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Self-care in difficult work roles

Many of us deal with difficult situations at work that can have an impact on our mental health. When our job or volunteer work forces us to deal with especially challenging scenarios, its vital to practice good self-care.

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How family, friends and carers can help men

As a family member, friend or carer, you are one of the primary sources of support, advice and therapy for someone who is experiencing emotional difficulty or mental ill health.  Here’s how you can help men dealing with mental ill health and emotional issues.

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Positive mental health advice from Yoda and others in Star Wars
Positive mental health advice in Star Wars

The Star Wars series of movies are jam-packed with positive mental health advice.  Here we take a look at some of our favourite quotes from these movies.

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The power of a good support network

Having a good support network is a vital tool in maintaining your mental health and wellbeing. As social creatures, our relationships and connections are a basic and core need, behind only physical and safety needs in importance.

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What are the symptoms of a panic attack?

A panic attack is an occurrence of strong anxiety and fear (and accompanying physical reactions) that seems to happen without an obvious cause.  Panic attacks are a result of our ‘fight or flight’ instinct engaging, without the threat of immediate physical danger being present.

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Understanding & getting help for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a trauma or stressor-related disorder that can develop in people who have experienced a traumatic, life-threatening or catastrophic event. Learn more.

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Signs and symptoms of high functioning anxiety

You may have seen or heard the phrase ‘high functioning anxiety’ more and more lately, but what does it mean? High-functioning anxiety describes those who experience many of the signs and symptoms of anxiety but contrary to the stereotype, seem to cope well with life and are often very successful. Learn more.

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