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Indoor plants for stressed out people

Taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking care of your teeth or going to the doctor when you’re sick. It’s an issue that’s been given significant coverage in mainstream media in [...]

7 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Mental Focus

Staying on task can be difficult, but it can be particularly challenging when you are surrounded by constant distraction. In today’s always-connected world, diversions are nothing more than a click away. Even during quiet moments, distraction [...]

Eating junk food raises risk of depression, says multi-country study

Analysis of 41 studies leads to calls for GPs to give dietary advice as part of treatment Eating junk food increases the risk of becoming depressed, a study has found, prompting calls for doctors to routinely [...]

Higher-income Australians enjoy better mental health, study finds

The amount of money you earn can have a significant impact on your mental health, new research has shown. Australians who have higher incomes and greater wealth are more likely to experience better mental health throughout [...]

Is Employee Wellbeing The Price For Workplace High Performance?

What separates the high performers from the rest? And what can employers do to improve performance in individuals and teams? These are two fascinating questions that not only occupy the minds of HR professionals and business [...]

Mental Health of older Australians a “priority” of awareness month

Coinciding with World Mental Health Day (10 October) and a number of State-based Mental Health Awareness Month events, the initiative is all about increasing public awareness across the globe relating to the mental health of all [...]

The men’s mental health crisis Australia can no longer ignore — six male suicides a day

Australia is in the midst of a men’s mental health crisis, with three times as many blokes as women taking their lives each day.Source:Getty Images TODAY in Australia, six men will take their own lives. They’re [...]

Mental illness hits teens in alarming numbers

There’s a crisis going on, and it’s happening in our homes, our schools and our playgrounds. Mental illness is affecting an alarming and growing number of our children and teens. In fact, one in seven Australians [...]

How our residential aged-care system doesn’t care about older people’s emotional needs

All humans have fundamental needs. These are physiological (food, drink, clothing, sleep), safety (emotional security, physical safety, health), love and belonging (friendships, community), esteem (respect, dignity) and self-actualisation (accomplishment, personal development). For people living in Australia’s [...]

Disabled Teens Suffering the Mental Health Effects of Bullying

It is a sad reflection on our current school system that children and adolescents with a disability experience such poor treatment from their peers, writes Tania King and Anne Kavanagh from the University of Melbourne, in [...]