Returning to School: How to Manage the Social and Academic Pressures
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The return to school is a challenging time for most families, but for kids with mental health struggles, the social and academic pressures can be especially difficult. Here are some ideas for a more balanced and supportive experience for yourself and your child ..read more
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Adapting to the New Year and Managing the Mental Load
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The transition into a new year often comes with an intensified mental load around various expectations and reflections. These may include changes in routine and lifestyle, pressures to set and achieve new goals, reminders of past traumas or losses, health-related anxiety, and general uncertainty about what lies ahead. This period can therefore be especially challenging for those already dealing with mental ill-health, so here are some strategies to help you manage and adapt to the new year more effectively ..read more
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Challenges of the festive season: coping with mental ill-health and caregiving
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2M ago
The festive season is often portrayed as a time of joy, togetherness, and merriment. It's a time when families come together to celebrate, share traditions, and create cherished memories.  However, for individuals impacted by complex mental health issues and their caregivers, the season can bring a unique set of challenges. These are discussed, with strategies on how to manage them ..read more
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Human Rights Day: The Right to Mental Health
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3M ago
Human Rights Day is celebrated on 10 December, and is a time to reflect on the fundamental rights and freedoms every individual is entitled to ..read more
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Recognising and Supporting Mental Health this International Men’s Day
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3M ago
International Men’s Day aims to raise awareness of issues that impact men’s health and well-being. This year, the focus is on suicide and mental health, reflecting the fact that men are significantly more likely to die by suicide compared to women.   ..read more
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A work in progress – like poetry in motion 
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4M ago
Tanya is a SANE Peer Ambassador. For Mental Health Awareness Month she reflects on how getting involved in lived experience work gave her tools for coping with distress.  ..read more
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Unlocking the Power of Psychology
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4M ago
It’s Psychology Week in Australia, a perfect time to highlight how psychology can help promote wellbeing, growth, and resilience ..read more
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Overcoming self-stigma
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4M ago
My journey has seen me go from serving in the Australian Army to being self-employed. My life took an unexpected turn when I was diagnosed with mental illness in 2008, following a sexual assault. I have lived with the impacts of bipolar affective disorder, complex PTSD, and psychosis for over 20 years.  I had a lot of internal shame. I always wanted to be well, even on the bad days, and asked for professional support every day. Medication and spending time in hospital has set me up for a bright future.  I have been at my best health for close to five years. In 2019, I decided to chan ..read more
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The cost of care vs. complex mental health
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4M ago
Lesley is a SANE Peer Ambassador with a lived experience of complex mental health.  SANE spoke to NSW resident Lesly about her experience in managing her health in the lead up to Mental Health Awareness Month 2023.   ..read more
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A family story, a healing journey.
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4M ago
Therese is a passionate social work student and hiker who has worked in early education for over 20 years. She grew up with a father who had schizophrenia. Last week Therese spoke with SANE about her experience of living with someone with a complex mental illness, how things have evolved over time, and how talking about everything has helped ..read more
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