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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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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.

By Kim O’Neill, CEO, On the Line

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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.

By Kim O’Neill, CEO, On the Line

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Domestic and Family Violence Prevention – it’s up to all of us

Despite an increase in effort, we are not seeing a decline Domestic and Family Violence. Why? Partly because our efforts are failing to address the systemic issues behind it.

By Kim O’Neill, CEO, On the Line

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New Australian Bureau of Statistics Report shows 9.1% increase in suicide

A new report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that 3,128 people died from suicide in 2017. A 9.1% increase over the previous year, with suicide ranked as the 13th leading cause of death, moving up from 15th position in 2016.

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