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Wellbeing Plans

If you are going through a difficult time, it can often be helpful to have a plan for those times when you are feeling alone or as though nothing can help. Having a safety or well-being plan helps you prepare for these times by having important information ready at hand such as who you can contact or a list of things that have helped you cope befor...
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Benefits of Art Therapy

 Art can be used as a creative and enjoyable way to express oneself by utilising materials such as acrylic paint, water colours, coloured pencils, photography, clay, collage, and markers. In addition, aside from being able to express ourselves, art has shown to have numerous benefits on a person's emotional and mental wellbeing. As such, ...
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Why did I feel so terrible...?

90.7 My Tertiary Entry Rank – I'd done it – all I wanted was a score in the 90's. Success! But why did I feel so terrible….? It was a couple of weeks since I'd finished year 12. My whole life I had been academic, I'd dedicated myself to study, and it was all I had. My home life was pretty lonely, all my mum and dad did was watch television in separ...
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Unwanted thoughts/feelings - how to cope...

At some point or another, haven't we all thought if only I could get rid of this condition then I would finally be able to lead a meaningful life! Or, if only, I could stop feeling this way then I would be able to feel happy. Unfortunately, life can be tricky and not as straight forwarded as we would like, so sometimes experiencing those unwanted e...
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Challenging Thoughts

The way we think can have a huge impact on the way we feel. While positive thoughts can help us to feel empowered and happy, negative thoughts can often cause distress or anxiety. Although it can be difficult to make those unwanted thoughts stop coming to mind, it is possible to learn how to challenge these thoughts and identify when they are unhel...
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Borderline Personality Disorder Centre for Excellence

The Government has announced that a Centre of Excellence for the treatment of people diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) will be opened in Adelaide, South Australia. In recent years, BPD has been blamed as the cause of death for several suicides in young South Australians. People with BPD often have difficulty regulating emotions, ...
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CRISIS SUPPORTS

 LETSS, is a non-crisis free call afterhour's phone and web-chat service that offers information, navigation, and support for anyone with any mental health care concerns. However, if you are feeling suicidal, or at risk to yourself or to someone else it can be helpful to have a list of crisis supports you can contact. Check out some of the ser...
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Benefits of cutting down on alcohol

​Having a drink with your friends can be a great way to relax after a long day. However, drinking too much can negatively impact both your physical and mental health. Cutting down on alcohol can have a positive impact on your mental wellbeing including;Increased energy levels: Drinking before bed means that your liver needs to work through the nigh...
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5 New Year's Resolutions to Improve Your Mental Wellbeing

New Year's Eve is a common time for people to make changes and resolutions to improve their life. If you want to make some positive changes to your wellbeing this year here are 5 resolutions to consider!Image from Unsplash Tim Mossholder   Download PDF File Here
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Finding meaning in difficult times

 There have been multiple periods in my life during which I felt overwhelmed by many negative emotions. I'm not going to sit here and tell you that during these periods I could easily find positivity or a 'silver lining' for what I was experiencing. If anything, trying to 'think positive' about the situation more often than not left me feeling...
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Misconceptions and Myths about Lived Experience Peer Workers

 The concept of a Lived Experience staff is a reasonably new but quickly emerging and popular notion within the Mental Health field. However, the idea of having people with their own lived experience of mental illness or distress supporting other people with mental health issues is still a foreign idea to some. As such, there are still many mi...
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CALD Resources

 Multicultural Communities Council of SAThe Multicultural Communities Council of SA is the peak organisation that efficiently services, innovatively empowers and strongly advocates for cultural and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in South Australia. Find out more and check out about all the amazing things they do here https://mccsa.o...
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LETSS talk about toxic positivity

 What is toxic positivity?Have you ever experienced a difficult or distressing situation and shared how you feel with someone, only to be told to 'look on the bright side of things'? I know I have – and I know I'm not the only one. And while generally these things are said with the best of intentions – the hard truth is that in many circumstan...
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I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being - Hafiz  Photo by Wonderlane on Unsplash
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Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy"What are the best types of psychotherapy?" I was asked a few weeks ago.It's a loaded question, that's for sure. The answer is going to depend on who you ask and what their experience is. Given that there are LOADS of good psychotherapy systems, I decided to write a blogpost detailing a few of the popular ones.What is psychotherapy? Ho...
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How to get the most out of short term counselling sessions

 Many organisations offer six to eight counselling sessions.When you have a lot going on, this can feel like throwing a tea cup into the ocean. However, it can be enough to make changes that significantly improve your wellbeing.To get the most out of these sessions, try to think about what you want to get out of your counselling.For instance, ...
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New Year New Me

"New year; new me."Words you've probably heard before. Maybe you've even said them. But, technically, every day is the beginning of a new year… So, it follows that, actually, every day is a chance to be a new you.So why do we bother to make New Year's Resolutions then? … Because we need to harness the mystical new year's energy to become a changed,...
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“You’re not special” says my psych

Now I know you're probably thinking – how can a psych say that!? However for me, this was one of the most helpful things she has ever said to me. We were talking about self-care. You know, enjoying creative activities like painting and craft, and I said to her… "But isn't it just a bit INDULGENT!? Shouldn't I be out saving the world!?" She pleasant...
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Light in the Darkness

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So your friend says they’re not okay…now what?

It can be hard to know what to do if a friend has shared they're not okay. While we may genuinely want to support them – it's easy to feel stuck for words and solutions. So what can you do when this happens? Have a look below where we've broken it down into three key steps. Listen. Often the best way to support someone is to just allow them to have...
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