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Mental health blog

Our mental health blogs cover a wide range of topics, from wellbeing, emotional health and loneliness to rural health, positive mental health and more.

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5 things you may not know about On The Line’s counselling services

Here are five things that On the Line does in men’s mental health that you may not have known about.

By Kim O’Neill, CEO, On the Line

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Pros and cons of social media for mental health

Sunday 30 June is World Social Media Day – recognising and celebrating social media’s influence on global communication and technology. While social media has provided us with access to more information than ever before, there are both positive and negative implications of our use of this technology. Here we look at some of the pros and cons of social media use today.

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The role of mindfulness in prevention and early intervention

Could wider adoption of mindfulness as a form of prevention and early intervention be a first step toward helping reduce Australia’s burden of disease?

By Kim O’Neill, CEO, On the Line

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Types of domestic and family violence

Family and domestic violence is a major social health and welfare issue globally. On average, police in Australia currently deal with 723 domestic violence matters a day. We often think of domestic violence as physical, but it can take many forms. Here we’ve identified some of the common types of abuse and warning signs.

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On the Line achieves ISO 9001:2015 certification

On the Line is delighted to announce that we have achieved certification for ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems. This accreditation further enhances On the Line’s reputation for providing quality services to the community, and provides an internationally recognised assurance to both current and future partners that our operations are world class.

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Opportunities for proactive approaches to mental health reform

On the Line recently submitted our response to the Productivity Commission into the Social and Economic Benefits of Improving Mental Health, which provides us all with a fantastic opportunity to change the way our society views mental health.

By Kim O’Neill, CEO, On the Line

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Australian Federal Budget 2019: Investing in health

One in five Australians experienced a mental health condition in the past 12 months, and almost half of us will experience a mental health issue during our lifetime. At On the Line, we have seen a 23% increase in calls to Suicide Call Back Service and a 27% increase in calls to MensLine from 2016-17 to 2017-18, and they continue to rise. On the Line welcomes the Government investment in prioritising mental health and suicide prevention.

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Could nature healing be part of the future of treatment?

In the mental health sector’s continuing search for new ways to understand, prevent and treat emotional and mental ill health, new findings are constantly emerging. One of the most interesting areas to attract more recent attention and acceptance is not new – in fact, it is old as humanity itself – the concept of ‘nature healing’.

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The physical impact of loneliness (Part 2)

Numerous studies have shown us that loneliness carries risks for physical disease and even for a shortened life span.

By Kim O’Neill, CEO, On the Line

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Managing work stress

It’s a fact of life that our jobs can sometimes become difficult or stressful and this can be an unpleasant feeling. Understand what can cause workplace stress and what you can do to help make your work day less stressful.