Emotional Wellbeing

Adjusting to retirement

Retirement can be an exciting time in your life, finally having the freedom to pursue your interests, travel, or to simply slow down and enjoy life. However, for some men retirement can be challenging. Here, MensLine Australia explores the issues associated with retirement including the loss of a regular daily work routine and associated sense of purpose.

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Anger management toolkit

These MensLine Australia worksheets are designed to assist you in developing your personal skills to better manage your anger.

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Communication in relationships

Understanding and respecting the different ways in which you and your partner communicate will help strengthen your relationship. Here MensLine Australia explores the ways that you and your partner can talk to each other when there is disagreement, and how to talk about boundaries and come up with relationship agreements.

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Depression

Everyone feels sad or down from time to time, but this does not necessarily mean you are depressed. Here MensLine Australia explores how to recognise the symptoms of depression, and how to treat it.

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Drinking responsibly

Excessive drinking can not only harm your health but also damage relationships you care about. Here MensLine Australia looks at the recommended drinking guidelines, how drinking too much can have a negative impact on those around you, and the steps you can take today to minimise alcohol consumption.

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Helping a mate who is suicidal

It can be hard for some men to express their feelings. They may be embarrassed or worried they’ll be seen as weak. Here MensLine Australia explores ways you can help a mate who may be experiencing feelings of suicide.

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Managing anger

Anger is a basic human emotion and feeling angry is OK. It is how we respond to and express that anger that can cause problems. Expressing anger in an abusive, violent or negative way is unacceptable. Here MensLine Australia discusses how you can learn to manage anger in a way that acknowledges the feeling while not harming anyone else.

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Men and emotions

Our emotional state often dictates how we behave. Men often feel they need to be self-reliant and provide for their loved ones, so it is not appropriate to express their emotions. Here MensLine Australia challenges that notion offering advice on how you can talk about your emotions openly and freely.

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Mental wellbeing for men

Mental health issues are more difficult to acknowledge and address than physical ailments, but the symptoms and the impact on our lives can be just as real. Here MensLine Australia discusses the steps you can take today to realise mental wellbeing.

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Older men and depression

Depression affects people of all ages. It is not an inevitable or normal aspect of ageing, although some of the changes that may accompany ageing, such as poor health and the loss of peers and loved ones, may contribute to it. Here MensLine Australia explores how to recognise the symptoms of depression, and how to treat it.

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Self-care toolkit

Try the MensLine Australia Self-care Toolkit and help manage your wellbeing.

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Separation in later life

Losing a relationship is a very painful experience at any age, but several factors can intensify the distress when separation occurs in later life. Here MensLine Australia explores how older men may feel pessimistic about the possibility of forming a new relationship, and feel overwhelmed at the prospect of having to make a ‘new start’ later in life.

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Separation - looking after yourself

Separation and divorce are among the toughest life experiences people can face. Men report a huge range of intense reactions and feelings during and after separation. Here MensLine Australia discusses those feelings, and provides advice on how to adjust to the changes, where a new ‘normal’ will eventually settle in, and it will be possible to continue on living a fulfilling and happy life.

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