Wellbeing Blog

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Coping on Father’s Day

Father’s Day can be a difficult and confronting time. Here are some tips on how to cope on Father’s Day, whether you’re a dad, step-parent, partner or family member.

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How to promote mental health at your work site

The suicide rate among young tradesmen is more than twice that of other men. Why isn’t mental health at work talked about more often?

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Why it’s important to reach out to a mate

Friendship Day isn’t well known in Australia but it’s a great reminder to reach out to a mate.

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Mental Fitness

Preventative action is a vital part of looking after your mental health. Here’s some tips on establishing a ‘mental fitness’ routine.

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Benefits of Volunteering

Many people who volunteer know the great feeling associated with helping others, but what people may not know are the proven benefits on overall health and happiness. Volunteering offers countless social, mental and physical health benefits. Here we outline some of the profound impacts of volunteering.

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Resolving intimacy problems in a relationship

Intimacy is the ‘connectedness’ between two people. A problem with (or a lack of) intimacy may indicate a problem with the relationship.

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5 mental health benefits of pet ownership

Does having a pet help with depression? Do dogs help with anxiety? Animal companionship has been shown to have a wide range of mental health benefits.

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How destructive coping mechanisms can worsen mental health issues

It’s a tragedy that the chosen coping mechanisms for so many blokes are the ones that cause the most damage to mental health.

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Why it’s important to change how we talk about men’s mental health

The rate of mental health disorders between men and women is about the same, yet fewer men access professional help or a service. Men are also more likely to die from destructive coping mechanisms like suicide, drugs and alcohol. Why is that? And can changing the way we talk about men’s mental health make a difference?

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How does free counselling over the phone work?

MensLine Australia is an easy way to access professional mental health care. It doesn’t cost you anything (other than a local phone call) and you don’t need a healthcare card. You don’t even need a referral.

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