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Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

Did you know that last week was Mental Health Awareness Week? This year the theme was ‘be the champion of your mental health – find your team’. That means finding the people and resources available to help you manage your wellbeing. Normally, my family are my biggest source of support, but since Mum’s accident a […]

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Caring for Self and Others

The biggest lesson I’ve learned so far this semester has nothing to do with anything my lecturers and tutors have spoken about in class. With everything that’s been going on at home and the way I’ve been going back and forth between studying in the city and helping my family back on the farm, I’ve […]

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Good Mental Health. Think about it.

I’m learning so much this week! And not just in class, either. I’ve been getting involved with Mental Health Awareness Week and discovering how I can better ‘value my mind’ and ‘thrive through connection’. I’ve been tuning into ABC’s Mental As 2, a series of documentaries exploring different aspects of mental health. The series runs […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2016

I want to kick off this post with a big thank you to everyone who stopped by Hub Central on Thursday and Friday last week to say hi to me and Brainy and share their good thoughts and positive messages on the #ValueYourMind boards. It was fantabulous to meet you all! This week, if you’re […]

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Getting Ready for Mental Health Awareness Week

Gosh, it’s good to be back on campus! I feel revitalised. Full of energy. Firing on all cylinders. Raring to — okay, cool, you get the picture. It’s been great hanging out with my friend Ewe-nice between lectures these last few days, and good to be surrounded by other students again. I was starting to […]

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Mend-a-friend

Have you seen this great website- Mend-a Friend ?  If you haven’t take a look – it’s well worth a read. There is really good information on how to help friends with specific issues including problems with addiction, abuse, grief  or bullying. There are really clear ideas on how to ask a friend if their […]

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Re-thinking images of Mental Health- why this might be important

This is an interesting article from The ABC challenging the way the media conceptualise Mental Health in images . It’s interesting I think to consider how we view mental heath and how this may be influenced by what we hear or see through various forms of media. My observation would be that it is rare […]

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Smile Power

You may not be aware of just how important a smile can be. It is in fact a universal communication tool and the very act of smiling can induce in us a sense of well being.The attached TED talk by Ron Gutman  explains some of the ‘science’ behind smiling. When we asked students a couple […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week is almost here!

Next week is National Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) and the University is running a ‘Make Happiness a Healthy Habit’ campaign.  What will you see during the week? Well, we’re hoping you’ll see up to four videos that have been specifically created for the campaign. The videos capture very real, life changing and often emotional […]

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Poll for your choice of ‘Feel good’ Movie

During Mental Health Awareness Week (4th – 10th October), we are running a ‘Make happiness a healthy habit’ campaign and as part of this we are intending to show three feel good movies at North Terrace in the Union House Cinema. We’d obviously prefer to show films that you’d like to watch so please make […]

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