Mental Health

A guide to mental health, mindfulness and connecting with those around you

12 ways to be happier

Proactivity in the pursuit of happiness

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3 simple steps to improve your mental health

Psychologist Emily Toner on the benefits positive psychology

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Affirmation workout

A guide to affirmation workouts

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Can exercise help prevent depression?

One hour of exercise a week can help your mental health.

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Can exercise prevent depression in children?

The benefits of physical activity at a young age

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Can social media ruin your social life?

What’s social media doing to your mental state?

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Community Rules

Let’s start at the very beginning. What is a community?

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Coping with stress as a student

It’s totally normal to feel stressed as a student.

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Community of like minds

Whatever your interests and passions there's a community out there for you.

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Building a better brain

Expert advice on how to keep your brain fit

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Dating someone new? How to talk about mental health

How to talk mental health with the person you’re dating

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Exercise for mental health

How and why exercise can help with mental illness

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Creating connections for youth mental health

Giving young Australians the support they deserve

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Digital technology for mental health

Is digitising mental health support the way to go?

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10 best mental health apps

Tracking your mental health is in your hands

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10 fitness and wellbeing podcasts to get you inspired

10 wellness podcasts that motivate and stimulate

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Depression explained

Find out more about depression

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Does your pet have separation anxiety?

Here are the warning signs – and how you can help.

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Drive less, be happier

How your commute affects your happiness

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Dealing with anxiety

Australia’s most common mental health condition

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Depression and contraception: is there a link?

New study on the pill and depression in women

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Giving up smoking improves mental health

Significantly reduce depression and anxiety

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Fruits and vegetables for mental health

Fruit and veg can improve your mental health

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Foods to fuel your brain

Get the edge in your exams with these tips

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Free mindfulness training for groups

Engage with Smiling Mind’s Education Program

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Hangover + anxiety = hangxiety

Why you get “hangxiety” after a big drinking session

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Having trouble quitting?

Help at hand this World No Tobacco Day

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Happiness through health

How Rachel Finch finds balance

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How much do mental health conditions cost?

New study puts a high price on mental health conditions

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How mental health has shifted over time

Worrying signs for mental health in Australia

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How alcohol can make anxiety worse

Reaching for a glass to relax might not be the best idea.

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How alcohol affects your brain

Can a big night out really kill brain cells?

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How mindfulness makes you calm, clear and focused

Understanding a useful, yet challenging discipline

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How should you talk to young men about mental health?

The Black Dog Institute shares some advice.

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How to ask R U OK?

Start a conversation with these 4 steps

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How to beat homesickness

Homesickness can be a serious problem.

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How to manage panic attacks

Understand panic attacks, and how to prevent them

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How to take a break from drinking alcohol

These tips will definitely make it easier

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How often should you feel sad?

Depression or the blues? Learn the difference

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Identifying depression in men

The common signs of depression in men

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How to build mental resilience

5 tips to build mental resilience

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Is there a mind-gut connection?

More research suggests eating well may help lift your mood.

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Join the community: can group exercise improve your mental wellbeing?

Group exercise keeps us motivated, committed and connected

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Listen now: Recognising the signs of perinatal depression and anxiety

Common symptoms to look out for and how to tackle them head-on

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Listen now: Tips on raising resilient boys to help them thrive

Tips on raising boys into being resilient, strong and loving men

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Medibank and beyondblue team up for mental health

Working together to promote good mental health

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Mental health services in Australia

Where to get support when you're studying in Australia

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Mental Health Week

A snapshot of mental health in Australia

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Living with anxiety

The various forms of anxiety and how they differ

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Nature vs nurture: siblings and mental health

Why mental health differs from sibling to sibling

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Move to feel good: Michelle Bridges’ top exercise tips

Superstar trainer Michelle Bridges shares a few top tips.

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Music and the mind with Something for Kate

Paul Dempsey shares how he manages his band

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Our moods, mapped through Twitter

CSIRO and The Black Dog Institute team up

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Positive coping strategies for men

Your experience can help The Black Dog Institute

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Orthorexia: When healthy becomes too healthy

What’s orthorexia and how to spot the signs

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Should I tell my boss I have a mental health condition?

What you need to know and how to talk about it.

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SAFEMinds for youth mental health

Creating better mental support for young people

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Sarah Wilson on taming the beast of anxiety

Anxiety can be crippling. Sarah Wilson shares her story.

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Seeking health and wellness in Thailand

Expert advice on achieving health and wellbeing

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Smiling Mind: Mindfulness made easy

Smiling Mind, bringing mindful meditation to you

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Swiped out: Are dating apps hurting your mental health?

Are dating apps harming us more than they’re helping us?

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Take your lunchbreak – for your health

Win/win: Improving mental health and productivity

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Taking back Sunday morning

Hello Sunday Morning; challenging drinking culture

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Stephanie Rice on mindfulness and clarity

Calm, centred and ready to achieve her goals

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Stephanie Rice: Channelling her strengths

Stephanie Rice on life after swimming

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The link between diet and depression

What we eat can play a role in our mental wellbeing

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The brain-boosting diet

A diet to promote cognition and memory

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The science of the relaxation response

A look at the research behind the stress-busting technique.

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The toll of a bad night’s sleep

We look at why a good night’s sleep is essential

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The physical effects of loneliness

Could loneliness be making you sick? We look at new research

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What causes anxiety?

Medibank mental health nurse Rachel Bowes explains

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What causes depression?

Medibank mental health nurse Rachel Bowes explains

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When diabetes leads to emotional distress

A recent report reveals the emotional impact of diabetes.

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What your relationship status means for your health

MBHI finds a correlation between your relationship status and your health

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When clean eating goes too far

How healthy is too healthy?

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Why millennials need to self-care more than other generations

Millennials are more depressed and anxious than ever before

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