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5 ways that talking about mental health can bring people closer

Why Do Some People Struggle With Mental Health? Talking about it with a friend or family member might seem like the last thing you want to do. But opening up and sharing your feelings will help you feel better.

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Expanding our mindset when talking about mental health

As discussed in my recent post about the renewed focus on mental health brought about by Victorian and Federal government reviews, we have a wonderful opportunity to look at mental health in a new way.

By Kim O’Neill, CEO, On the Line

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24-hour mental and social health support in Northern and Western Queensland

Phone and online counselling service NQ Connect is supporting people affected by the recent Queensland floods.

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Key points for upcoming reviews into mental health

It is fantastic to see a renewed focus on mental health with upcoming Victorian and federal reviews. Let’s use this opportunity to look at mental health in a new and more holistic way.

By Kim O’Neill, CEO, On the Line

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Royal Commission into Mental Health – On the Line submission

On the Line has submitted a response to the Victorian Royal Commission into Mental Health that outlines just some of the areas that we consider to be priorities in this review.

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Maintaining a good work-life balance

It is important we manage the balance between employment, relationships and other things that make us happy. Follow these tips to manage your work-life balance.

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On the Line Top Topics of 2018

As we approach the end of another year, we’re looking back at some of our most popular topics of 2018.  Check out some of the information our community found most useful this year.

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Destructive coping behaviours in men’s mental health: substance abuse

Lower levels of help-seeking behaviour in men may mean they turn to unhealthy or destructive coping strategies, with tragic results.

By Kim O’Neill, CEO, On the Line

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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.

By Kim O’Neill, CEO, On the Line

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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.

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