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On the Line’s helpline services are open throughout December

This year has been challenging for many Australians. As we’re trying to rebuild our lives and look after our mental health, please remember that our professional counselling team will be here throughout December to help you through any issues you may be experiencing. Our helplines are a free service with most open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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On the Line Annual Report FY20

On the Line has released its annual report for the financial year 2020. This year has been a challenging time for many Australians. During this period, telephone and online counselling helplines have played a greater support role for those struggling with their wellbeing and mental health.

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ABS Causes of Death 2019 data shows an increase in suicide

Causes of Death data for 2019 data shows there were 3,318 deaths by suicide, compared to 3,138 deaths in 2018. All states and territories, except for Queensland, had a rise in the number of suicide deaths.

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Single sessions and multi-sessions counselling

SuicideLine Victoria now provides single session and multi-session counselling services to all callers and online counselling users. Find out more.

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Men’s mental health trends July and August 2020

According to a recent Australia Bureau of Statistics (ABS) survey, Australians have reported experiencing feelings associated with poorer emotional and mental wellbeing during August. At MensLine Australia August had the highest number of calls received over a six month period. Calls related to COVID-19 also increased by 26% compared to the previous month.

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How to balance living and working from home

Remote working isn’t the future of how employees work, it’s already here. But sometimes balancing working from home with living from home can be difficult. Read our tips on how to work remotely.

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Protecting yourself and others online during COVID-19

It’s never been more important to stay virtually connected. Yet increased internet usage has seen a rise in cyber bullying, phishing scams, conspiracies and misinformation. Here we look at the current risks of engaging online, as well as ways to help others (particularly young people) combat these and stay safe online.

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Staying on top of working from home during COVID-19

Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, many people have found themselves working from home. There are many benefits to working from home, as well as some pitfalls. Here we look at some of the challenges and how to stay on top of working from home.

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Physical, mental, and financial support during COVID-19

COVID-19 has led many of us to feel concerned about our health. One of the best ways to protect our health is to know where to go for support. Here, we have complied some tips for keeping safe, as well as resources for practical support, including support options available if your job, financial or housing situation has been impacted by this crisis.

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Homeschooling (and keeping kids busy) during COVID-19

The COVID- 19 pandemic is having a significant impact on people’s lives. One of the biggest challenges, has been for parents and carers to guide their children through ‘at home’ learning. Here we look at some tips and resources to help you keep the kids happy and learning.

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