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Poor physical health major contributor to distress in older Indigenous Australians

A new study suggests that poor physical health and disability are key drivers of psychological distress in older Indigenous Australians.

 

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Regional and remote mental health services are difficult to access

One in five Australians will experience a mental health disorder each year, but recent reports suggest that people living in regional and remote areas are not able to access the support services they need.

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Tackling loneliness: UK appoints minister for loneliness

Latest figures from the UK suggest that 9 million people, young and old, are affected by loneliness. To combat these growing numbers, the UK has appointed a minister for loneliness; Tracey Crouch, to tackle the scale of the problem across Britain.

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Facebook and your wellbeing

Facebook, recently announced they want to make sure the time we spend on the platform is well spent, and improves our wellbeing. Facebook has worked with academic institutions to research the impact social media has on our wellbeing. View some of the research findings with us.

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Increased funding for mental health services

The Government is to provide an additional $1.8 million in funding over the next two years to four digital mental health services that offer telephone, web chat and online support.

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Forming new habits

With only 8% of people who make New Year’s resolutions likely to succeed, we’ve compiled some advice to help you form, and stick to, a new habit for 2018.

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Why is behaviour change so hard?

Have you struggled to keep a new years’ resolution? You may be wondering why changing behaviour is one of the hardest things to do? Here we break down some of the reasons why behaviour change is so difficult.

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NSW Review of seclusion, restraint and observation of consumers with a mental illness

On the Line welcomes the NSW Government’s independent report of the Review of seclusion, restraint and observation of consumers with a mental illness in NSW Health facilities.

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Social Anxiety: What is it and how can you manage it?

While Christmas is a happy time for many people, some of us can get anxious thinking about socialising at events. This is a fairly normal feeling, especially if you don’t know the people well or will be in a new situation. But when does this anxiety become a problem?

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Survey finds 5.6 million Australians are suffering from loneliness

A new Loneliness Survey from the Australian Red Cross has found that as many as 5.6 million Australians are suffering from loneliness.

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