Mental health and wellbeing

Resources to support you and your family's mental wellbeing.

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162 articles in this collection
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Stress and Anxiety

Dealing with work stress

Dealing with customers every day can be stressful, so here are some tips to help manage it.
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Written by Alexander Pan
Updated over a week ago

Burnout and how to avoid it

Get on top of your stress before it becomes a problem.
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Written by Sonder
Updated over a week ago

Managing work stress during EOFY

EOFY can be stressful, so here's how to keep it under check.
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Written by Alexander Pan
Updated over a week ago

What you should know about panic attacks

Panic attacks are common and can be very frightening. Know what to look out for, and what to do if you have one.
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Updated over a week ago

The importance of mindfulness

Stressed, anxious or feeling down? Developing a mindfulness practice could be beneficial... learn how to get started.
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Updated over a week ago

Anxiety in overdrive: Where does it come from and how can I treat it?

Is your anxiety in overdrive? Learn how to shift gears and effectively treat anxiety when it becomes excessive…
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Updated this week

5 ways to help cope with stress

Stressful situations are a part of life, here are some ways to help you deal with them.
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Updated over a week ago

5 tips on keeping anxiety at bay

Simple but effective tips to help reduce anxiety in the moment.
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Written by Emily
Updated over a week ago

Feeling overwhelmed and stressed?

Explore the signs of stress and how to manage feelings of being overwhelmed.
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Written by Aoife
Updated over a week ago

Stressed? Let's get it addressed

It is possible to be less stressed about stress – so let’s get it addressed.
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Written by THIS WAY UP
Updated over a week ago

Managing stress

What is it and how to manage it
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Updated over a week ago

What is social anxiety and how do you manage it?

If it feels like the fear of being scrutinised or judged is taking over your life, you may be experiencing social anxiety.
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Updated over a week ago

5 ways to conquer new job anxiety

It's normal to feel nervous!
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Written by Emily
Updated over a week ago

Are you feeling lonely or anxious around the festive season?

Ways to help you manage loneliness and anxiety over the holiday period.
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Written by Aoife
Updated over a week ago

Burnout and how to avoid it

Nip it in the bud before it becomes a problem.
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Written by Alexander Pan
Updated over a week ago
Mental wellness

Depression and how to manage it

Learn about this debilitating mood disorder and how to manage it.
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What is Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?

Around 3 million Australians will be affected by PTSD at some point in their lives.
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Where is my feeling?

Stop relying on your mind to deal with your emotions – paying attention to your body is often much more helpful.
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Updated over a week ago

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Is the change in weather making you feel down?
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Written by Aoife
Updated over a week ago

5 Tips for your mental health

Take some steps toward a full, rich and meaningful life.
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Updated over a week ago

Men's health checks and taking action

With Movember around the corner, let's learn about how men can take care of their physical and mental health.
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Written by Alexander Pan
Updated over a week ago

Why is self-care important?

There are several strategies you can use to incorporate self-care into your routine.
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Updated this week

Overcoming men's health support barriers

Men generally avoid taking help-seeking behaviour even when they need it, so let's look at ways to overcome that.
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Written by Alexander Pan
Updated over a week ago

Mental wellbeing podcasts

Our round-up of some of the best podcasts to bolster your mental wellbeing.
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Finding, identifying and responding to feelings

Underneath the simmering chatter of our mind, feelings fuel the fire. So stop arguing with your thoughts and check in with your feelings!
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Updated this week

What is Borderline Personality Disorder?

Borderline personality disorder is a complex condition that is often misunderstood, so let's learn all about it.
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Updated over a week ago

Having conversations about mental health at work

It's important to have these conversations, even if it's difficult.
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Written by Alexander Pan
Updated over a week ago

Do you have the Sunday scaries?

Sunday evenings don't have to make you nervous anymore.
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Written by Emily
Updated over a week ago

How to say no without feeling bad

Find out how you can let go of the guilt of saying no.
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Updated over a week ago

Eating disorders

Learn about eating disorders, the different types, symptoms, and where to get help.
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Why we need more self-compassion in 2022

Give yourself a break in 2022: embrace the powerful tool of self-compassion….
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International Day of Happiness

Recognise the importance of being happy and how to maintain that positive mindset.
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Written by Alexander Pan
Updated over a week ago

Moving out of home for the first time?

What to know about this pivotal right of passage.
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Written by Emily
Updated over a week ago

Sleep and relaxation music and sounds

Sleep soundly with these playlists.
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Updated over a week ago

Building a solid routine

Tips on how to develop a strong routine.
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Updated over a week ago

Kick goals by boosting your motivation 

Identify your goals and get motivated with these helpful tips!
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Ways to develop a positive mindset

Develop a positive mindset with these tips.
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Updated over a week ago

What is 'Wear White at Work Day'?

By doing a little, you end up doing something impactful.
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Written by Alexander Pan
Updated over a week ago

Why having a routine is important for your mental health

How having a regular regime can help you manage your mental health.
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Written by Aoife
Updated over a week ago

Maintaining your motivation

Feeling great and productive? Fantastic! Now let's try and keep you in that headspace.
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Written by Alexander Pan
Updated over a week ago

A guide to achieving your New Year's resolutions

Ways you can actually achieve your New Year goals.
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Written by Emily
Updated over a week ago

How to ask for help

Practical tips for adults struggling with their wellbeing.
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Written by Aoife
Updated over a week ago

Looking after your mental health

Discover what good mental health looks like and how to maintain it.
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Written by Aoife
Updated over a week ago

Opening up about suicidal feelings

It's okay to talk to someone, and it's okay to be nervous about doing so. Here are some ways you can reach out for help.
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Updated this week

Knowing suicide warning signs

If you or someone you love is having suicidal thoughts, there are some behavioural and physical changes to indicate something isn't right.
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Written by Aoife
Updated over a week ago

Are you, or someone you know, really ok?

A conversation can change a life.
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Written by Aoife
Updated over a week ago

Mental health resources

The Sonder nurses share their top picks when it comes to mental health and general wellbeing resources.
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Updated over a week ago

Anger management 101

Feeling hot under the collar? Learn to understand your frustration triggers and how to address them in the healthiest way possible.
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Written by Aoife
Updated over a week ago

Why talking about our problems makes us feel better

Research can explain why expressing pain can be so therapeutic.
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Updated over a week ago

How to keep your motivation momentum going

Remaining focused can be tough, we share some top ways to stay on track.
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Written by Emily
Updated over a week ago

How to get motivated

If you’re having trouble finding the means to become motivated, Sonder is here to help.
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Written by Emily
Updated over a week ago

Mental Health Support Services

Discover some free mental health support resources.
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Written by Kate
Updated over a week ago

Breaking the stigma of asking for help

There is no shame in asking for help
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Wellbeing mobile apps

Here are some apps that may help you look after your wellbeing.
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Written by Kate
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THIS WAY UP

Half of all Australians will struggle with their mental health during their lifetime, which is why we've partnered with THIS WAY UP.
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Written by Caroline
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World Maternal Mental Health Day

Check in with the mums you know and love.
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Updated over a week ago

NAIDOC Week and what you can do

Celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
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Updated over a week ago

Feeling homesick? Here are some remedies

Being away from your home and therefore your loved ones can be tough, but there are ways to move through those heavy feelings.
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Written by Aoife
Updated over a week ago
Financial wellbeing

How to do your taxes

Tax time is upon us so here's what you need to know.
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Written by Alexander Pan
Updated over a week ago

First home owner schemes

Thinking about buying your first home? Here are the schemes and grants available to you in Australia.
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Written by Alexander Pan
Updated over a week ago

Financial wellbeing podcasts

With the cost of living on the rise, being financially savvy is more important than ever. Here's our roundup of money-smart podcasts.
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Written by Emily
Updated over a week ago

How to avoid buying a dud property

A property is a big investment, so the last thing you want to get is a dud property.
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Written by Alexander Pan
Updated over a week ago

South Australia one-off cost-of-living payment

Thousands of South Australians are being given some relief on cost-of-living pressures with a one-off cash boost.
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Updated over a week ago

Consolidating your superannuation

According to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), Australians had around $13.8 billion of lost or unclaimed super in 2020.
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Written by Alexander Pan
Updated over a week ago

Dealing with inflation and financial pressures

Want to know why your grocery bill keeps rising?
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Written by Emily
Updated over a week ago

Dealing with rising rent prices

Australia's rent and housing prices continue to rise, so here's how to deal with it.
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Written by Alexander Pan
Updated over a week ago

Choosing a super fund for students

What you should look out for when choosing a super fund.
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Written by Emily
Updated over a week ago

How to reduce financial stress around the holiday season

Don't blow your budget this holiday season.
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Written by Emily
Updated over a week ago

Urgent help with money

Where to get help if you're in crisis or struggling to make ends meet.
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Updated over a week ago

Debt collection: your rights and what to do

Know your rights, what to do and how to get help.
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Updated over a week ago

Get debt under control

Managing debt is difficult, here are some ways you can begin getting on top of things.
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Updated over a week ago
Work and Career

How to switch off your brain after work

Don't take that work mentality home with you after clocking off.
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Written by Alexander Pan
Updated over a week ago

Dealing with changes at work

Change can be scary and we're here to help you process it.
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Written by Sonder
Updated over a week ago

Leadership and culture podcasts

Even the most gifted leaders make mistakes along the way: across these podcasts, you'll hear some great life lessons on leadership.
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Written by Emily
Updated over a week ago

Managing tips every manager shouldn’t forget

Channel your inner Michael Scott but without all the awkward cringiness.
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Written by Alexander Pan
Updated over a week ago

Leadership resources

Wondering how some of the best leaders got to be where they are?
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Managing your end-of-year work stress

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Written by Alexander Pan
Updated over a week ago

How to successfully work from home

Still haven't got a solid routine in place?
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Written by Emily
Updated over a week ago

Is your team mentally fit?

Advice on how to cultivate a mentally healthy team.
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Written by Aoife
Updated over a week ago

Tips to manage the silly season

The busy holiday season can be stressful, here are some ways that may help you.
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Written by Aoife
Updated over a week ago

Back to work blues

Are you feeling uncertain about heading back to work?
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Written by Aoife
Updated over a week ago

What to do if you experience, or witness, workplace aggression

Whether you've experienced abuse, harassment or aggression first hand or seen someone experience it, here are some things you can do.
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Written by Emily
Updated over a week ago

Dealing with customer aggression and abuse

There can at times be uncomfortable situations with customers, clients or visitors in a workplace. Here's what you can do to manage.
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Written by Aoife
Updated over a week ago

Handling workplace bullying and harassment

Advice on how to handle workplace bullying and harassment.
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Written by Aoife
Updated over a week ago

Disclosing mental health information to your workplace

Is it necessary? And if so, what's the best way to go about it? We answer your questions.
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Written by Aoife
Updated over a week ago

How to get better balance in your life

Whether it's work, study or parenting that's putting pressure on your 'you' time, getting the right balance is crucial for wellbeing.
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Written by Aoife
Updated over a week ago

Finding purpose in your work

How to find meaning and motivation in the work that you do.
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Written by Emily
Updated over a week ago

3 ways to help handle customer aggression

Don't let disgruntled customers get you down.
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Written by Emily
Updated over a week ago

WFH or working at the office?

How much work from home is too much? How long is a piece of string...
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Updated this week

4 ways to nail your work/exercise balance

It's all about getting everything juuuust right.
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Written by Alexander Pan
Updated over a week ago
Student life

Visa update for students

Student visa holders must apply for ministerial approval if they want to change courses.
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Updated over a week ago

Get on top of pre-test nerves

You've got this!
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Updated over a week ago

5 ways to beat procrastination

Stop scrolling and take note(s)!
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Updated over a week ago

Benefits of having a mentor

A mentor can help you throughout your career journey.
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Updated over a week ago

How to avoid all-nighters

Ways you can avoid and/or lessen the impact of an all-nighter.
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Updated over a week ago

How to deal with post-exam stress

You've done your best, now go have fun!
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Updated over a week ago

Tips on staying organised throughout the semester

Stay on track to make this semester your best one yet!
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Updated over a week ago

Struggles of being an international student

Can you relate to any of these?
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Updated over a week ago

How to adjust to University life

Ways you can make the transition easier.
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Updated over a week ago

Preparing for university

Everything you need to know so you can plan ahead.
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Written by Emily
Updated over a week ago

Australian border updates for international students

Information about Australia's borders.
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Written by Sonder
Updated over a week ago

Making friends at university

How you can increase your social circle at uni.
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Written by Emily
Updated over a week ago

5 ways you can balance work and study

With a little planning and adjusting, you can have the best of both worlds.
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Updated over a week ago

Managing study stress

Studying can be stressful, here are some ways you can cope.
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Updated over a week ago

Sexual health

If you’re sexually active, it’s important to keep an eye on your sexual health.
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Updated over a week ago

How alcohol affects your physical and mental health

If your alcohol use is starting to affect things that matter to you, it can be helpful to talk to someone about your options.
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Updated over a week ago

How to reduce stress and prepare for exams

Here are some ways to help reduce stress and ensure you're as organised as possible for exam time.
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Updated over a week ago

7 top assignment-writing tips

Here are some tips that might help take the pressure off when you're writing your next assignment.
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Updated over a week ago

Planning on going out tonight?

If you feel like celebrating with a big night out, please stay safe.
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Written by Caroline
Updated over a week ago
Relationships

Unsafe relationships

Do you know what red flags to look for in a relationship?
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Updated over a week ago

Dealing with family pressure to perform

It's already hard enough without having your family looking over your shoulder. Here's how to deal with it.
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Updated over a week ago

What is an 'attachment style', and why should you know about it?

Your attachment style is often behind those infuriatingly repetitive relationship patterns that seem beyond your control.
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Updated over a week ago

How to get through family gatherings

If you're feeling a little overwhelmed about the holiday season parties, we've got some tips for you.
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Updated over a week ago

How to have difficult conversations

It's weird, nerve-wrecking, and stressful but you just gotta talk it out.
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Updated over a week ago

Supporting everyone on Mother's Day

Make everyone feel appreciated and loved this Mother's Day.
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Written by Alexander Pan
Updated over a week ago

Fitting in with new friends

Finding the ones who'll always be there for you.
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Written by Emily
Updated over a week ago

Building healthy relationships

Read on for tips on how to nurture relationships with those you care about.
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Updated over a week ago

Are you having housemate problems?

It's time to have a chat about those pile of dirty dishes in the sink.
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Updated over a week ago

What is Domestic and Family Violence?

Domestic, family and sexualised violence can happen to anyone.
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Updated over a week ago

Building stronger relationships

Ways you can cultivate stronger relationships in your life.
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Building friendships at work

Find the Dustin to your Steve.
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Updated over a week ago

How to support others and look after yourself

If you're the person who people depend on, who's looking out for you?
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How to maintain healthy work relationships

Friends make every work day that bit brighter.
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Knowing your workplace relationship boundaries

What's your line in the sand?
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Updated over a week ago

Dating scams on the rise

Scammers are using dating apps to attract victims.
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Are you using dating apps safely?

Whether you're new to the scene or an old-timer, these tips can help you suss out your next match.
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Updated over a week ago

Checking in with your colleagues

We all struggle sometimes, and it's important to ask how your colleagues are going.
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Updated over a week ago

Someone abused me because of my background. What should I do?

Racial abuse is not okay - in fact, it's illegal. If you, or someone you know, is a victim of verbal assault, here's what you can do.
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Written by Caroline
Updated over a week ago
The impact of COVID-19

Feeling lonely or isolated?

Ways to reduce the feeling of loneliness.
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Written by Aoife
Updated over a week ago

Coming back to Australia

All the important things you need to know before returning to your studies in Australia.
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Written by Alexander Pan
Updated over a week ago

Guide for getting through self-isolation

Self-isolation can be a frightening and stressful time. Learn some strategies that will help you look after yourself through this period.
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Updated over a week ago

10 tips for managing anxiety during COVID-19

If you’re feeling anxious or worried during this time, you’re not alone.
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Updated over a week ago

Returning to the workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic

Are you feeling concerned about returning to your workplace?
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Virtual activities

Check out The British Museum or take part in an escape room - all from the comfort of your own home.
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Updated over a week ago

Looking after your mental health during isolation

Having to isolate during the pandemic can be challenging, here are some ways you can look after your mental wellbeing.
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Updated over a week ago

Feeling anxious about returning to "normal" life?

Why you might feel anxious returning to ‘normal’ after lockdowns and/or COVID-19 restrictions easing – and how to cope.
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Updated over a week ago

Nine ways to support your teen's mental health as restrictions ease

Authors: Marie Yap and Mairead Cardomone-Breen, Monash University
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How to cope during COVID-19

We've gathered some resources on how you can stay physically and mentally healthy throughout the pandemic.
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Ways you can support your team during COVID-19

COVID-19 has resulted in changes to organisations and team dynamics. Here are some ways you can support your team.
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Looking after your mental health during COVID-19

The pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty and new challenges. Here are some ways you can look after your mental health.
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Updated over a week ago

How to relieve stress while working from home

Tips and strategies to help you manage working from home.
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