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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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Practising the ultimate kindness

Taking the time to practise kindness to ourselves is a key component of helping others.

By Kim O’Neill, CEO, On the Line.

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Perinatal anxiety and depression

Pregnancy and childbirth are times of intense emotions. How can you tell if you’re experiencing the “baby blues”, or something more serious?

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Women as community builders for rural mental health

Could the techniques of the International aid sector help us address rural mental health?

By Kim O’Neill, CEO, On the Line

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World mental health day | Suicide prevention

Organised by the World Federation for Mental Health, World Mental Health Day is observed every year on October 10. This year, the focus & theme of the day is Suicide Prevention. The World Health Organisation (WHO) is leading the charge with their campaign of ‘40 seconds of action’, in recognition of the fact that globally, someone loses their life to suicide every 40 seconds.

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Rallying around R U OK? Day

On the Line supports R U OK? day because it conveys a vital message; talking about our feelings and emotions is the best thing any of us can do.

By Kim O’Neill, CEO, On the Line

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Four things to think about for Women’s Health Week

Women’s Health Week is a timely reminder of the mental health challenges that women continue to face in our society.

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5 natural healing treatments for depression and anxiety

What are some natural ways to manage mental health conditions like depression and anxiety? Here are five all-natural methods that are consistently supported by clinical evidence.

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Telehealth counselling to address regional mental health

Is phone and online counselling a viable and cost effective way forward for alleviating Australia’s regional mental health crisis?

By Kim O’Neill, CEO, On the Line

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Farm Safety Week and rural mental health

Looking after your mental health is much like looking after your physical health. Prevention is often the best way to stop a small problem from becoming a bigger one.

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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