Encouraging people to feel better and create a life worth living

family grieving in cemetery
The true impact of suicide is hidden

Alarming as recent suicide figures are, they don’t reflect its’ true impact on our community – the flow-on effect on family, friends and others has a substantial impact.

Man sitting alone on a park bench
Loneliness study and the power of human connection

As loneliness becomes an increasing public health concern, psychologists and researchers are looking at the power of human connection. Using the UCLA Loneliness Scale, the Australian Psychological Society (APS) has recently collaborated with Swinburne University to conduct a loneliness study in Australia.

lonely man with headache
The physical impact of loneliness, Part 1

Its well-recognised that loneliness plays a significant role in causing and exacerbating emotional difficulties, but recent research into loneliness has also led to a greater understanding of how it can ravage our bodies.

men fishing - new approaches to men's mental health are needed
New approaches to men’s mental health are vital

What can account for the marked gender differences in help seeking behaviour?  It could be due in part to the availability of services tailored to meet the needs of men’s mental health.