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
It’s the secret, hidden thing that crosses all socio-economic classes, genders and cultures, and the thing that no one wants to talk about… SUICIDE. Each year, the World Health Organization estimates that more than 800,000 individuals take their own lives. What else may be possible? In honour of World Suicide Awareness Month this September, Access Consciousness Facilitators … [Read more...] about Encouraging hope, possibility and conversation during Suicide Awareness Month
As we age, our muscle mass, joint flexibility, bone density and fitness deteriorate – and whether we like it or not, co-ordination, balance and strength start to change. Where it was once believed that these changes were an unavoidable part of ageing, research now suggests that the rate of this deterioration is also due to inactivity. It is now widely believed that increasing … [Read more...] about Why strength training is a must-do after 50
Dr Sarah McKay gives 7 tips to cultivate your creative brain. The human capacity for creative thought and innovation has enabled humans just like you and me to survive and prosper. Creativity has allowed us to adapt flexibly to changing circumstances, to produce artworks that move us to tears, to manage complex social relationships, to build civilisations (and build … [Read more...] about 7 tips to cultivate your creative brain.
Sleep long enough every night to feel rested and alert the next day. Sleep deeply to let your brain waves slow and your body repair itself Sleep uninterrupted without tossing and turning or changing bedrooms because your partner snores. (see no. 10) Aim for seven to eight hours sleep, maintaining a bedtime schedule ie. beginning the same time each night. Keep your … [Read more...] about Attention sleepyheads! 10 quick tips for a better quality sleep