Tell us a little bit about yourself and your current job? I’m a mum, career coach and professional speaker. I help adults to revitalise their careers and have a special interest in supporting return to work mums through an in-person and online workshop I developed called CareerSmart Mums. For the past 18 months I have been speaking on resilience and mental health after … [Read more...] about Women of Balance: Donna Thistlewaite, passionate about inspiring and improving the lives of others
Taking care of your physical health, enjoying warm and trusting relationships with people close to you, gaining a sense of achievement and connecting with a community… These are just some of the secrets of maintaining good mental health, according to leading Australian women’s health organisation, Jean Hailes for Women’s Health. “There is no health without mental health, … [Read more...] about Seven secrets of sound mental health
Following a week where Australian women have been encouraged to focus on their health, research has revealed a variety of important benefits of caravan and camping trips. In today’s modern society, life is busier than ever and women all around Australia are working around the clock to balance work, family life, relationships, and other activities. Throughout National … [Read more...] about Caravan and camping trips proven to benefit women’s health
A comprehensive mystery shop and analysis of mental health coverage of Australian travel insurers by comparison site Mozo.com.au has found that over half (51%) of travel insurers do not cover incidents related to mental health, which could leave many travellers high and dry while on holiday. The remaining insurers allow customers to opt for additional cover and would … [Read more...] about Did you know that over half of travel insurers won’t cover mental health related incidents?
By SANE Australia Head of Service Delivery and Registered Psychologist Suzanne Leckie It takes courage to ask simply and directly, ‘Are you OK?’, if you're concerned about someone's mental health. What if they’re actually fine? Will they be offended? And what do you do if they aren’t OK? These are common concerns people have when it comes to asking a friend, colleague … [Read more...] about Tips for responding to someone who isn’t OK