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February 12, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Mental Health - The Elephant in the Room

With the rates of mental illness on the rise in Australia, particularly in young people, we decided to open up the can of worms and speak to clinical psychologist, Hannah Hawkes, about the elephant in the room.

January 20, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Life After Stroke

Recovery after a stroke can be daunting but, if we think about the potential we have to get back into life, we can overcome the inevitable tiredness and give it our best shot.

November 8, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Supporting a Loved One Diagnosed with Cancer

Providing support for a loved one who has been diagnosed is often a highly emotional and confronting challenge. Supporting roles can range from being a full-time carer to just doing your best to be there for a friend when you can.

November 7, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Social Phobia

Remember that time you walked into a quiet room and unintentionally became ~that person~ making the loudest noise? Be it a meeting, an exam, or even a movie theatre. Your body flushed with embarrassment, humiliation, maybe even guilt?

November 3, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Mental Health Jargon Buster

Understanding mental health better is critical to knowing how to improve it. To empower people to make informed decisions about their own mental health and provide adequate support to others, we’ve busted some mental health jargon. Here are the key words and terms you should know:

November 1, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Five Ways to Relax and Restore This Weekend

As we all know, relaxation is essential if we’re to stay physically and mentally well. It helps reduce anxiety and stress, it lowers blood pressure and heart rate, and relaxes our muscles.

October 31, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Fear of Cancer Recurrence

One of the most common challenges faced by cancer survivors is a fear of the illness returning. This fear can likely come and go for significant periods of time, effecting physical wellbeing and often the ability to simply enjoy life and plan for the future.

October 28, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Dementia: What Does It Look Like?

Contrary to popular belief, dementia is not a specific, singular disease, rather a collection of symptoms that are caused by neurological disorders affecting the brain.

October 18, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Dealing with Exam Stress

Unlike numbers, you can’t always be divided into neat little fractions, when you subtract something from your life you will feel an emotional response, and when you think about your value as a person, the correct answer is immeasurable #TheLimitDoesNotExist. You are a person, you are not just a number.

June 27, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

MOVE for Mental Health

Research has shown regular physical activity has a positive influence on sleep, mood, relationships and other lifestyle-related changes however, with 1 in 4 Australian's diagnosed with a mental illness the level of sedentary behaviour in this population group is startling.

May 30, 2018| Epworth News /

Epworth’s New Mental Health Research Centre Opens

Epworth HealthCare’s new mental health research unit, the Epworth Centre for Innovation in Mental Health (ECIMH), has officially opened with an intimate ceremony to mark the occasion.

December 19, 2016| Health and Wellbeing /

Serious Illness Linked to Poor Mental Health

We barely notice our bodies in good health. We walk around, eat, sleep, work, taking all of it for granted. Being diagnosed with a serious illness changes everything and this often has an affect on mental health.

March 14, 2016| Health and Wellbeing /

Supporting Someone with Bipolar Disorder

When a family member, partner or friend has Bipolar disorder knowing how to provide the right kind of support, without losing sight of your own needs, can be challenging. 

March 7, 2016| Health and Wellbeing /

Self Image and the Healing Process

While it might not have a direct effect on the disease, some patients find that taking charge of their appearance and maintaining some level of normality during the challenging treatment, can be extremely powerful. The right wig or makeup, even a little pampering, may make the world of difference in feeling a little more spoilt and a little less like a patient.