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beyondblue
06/27/2017 at 01:59. Facebook
When you’re in those really hard times, knowing what to do, let alone seeking professional help, can be tricky. Yet, the sooner you seek support, the sooner you can get on the road to recovery. Finding the right health professional is a key step in most people's journey – finding someone you feel comfortable with and who 'gets' you.

A range of individuals and organisations can make a...
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When youre in those really hard times knowing what to do let
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Tanya Maree Smith
beyondblue
beyondblue
06/23/2017 at 05:31. Facebook
A shout-out to our paw-some fundraiser Tonka the Concreter Tonka’s become a certifiable social media celebrity bringing light to people’s days and advocating for better mental health and wellbeing in the construction industry. His team have donated 10% of the profits from their signature merchandise calendars for the past two years to beyondblue and are happily keeping the tradition going...
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A shoutout to our pawsome fundraiser Tonka the Concreter Tonkas become a
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Carrie-Ann Fitzpatrick
Marin Kraljevic
beyondblue
beyondblue
06/21/2017 at 06:34. Facebook
This week we launched a pioneering peer-support program designed to help migrants and refugees access support in their local community.

The initial 12-month pilot of beyondblue Connect has been built from the ground up in Dandenong, Victoria, to ensure it offers care and understanding in a way that connects with people living locally. The Greater Dandenong area is home to almost a third of...
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This week we launched a pioneering peersupport program designed to help migrants
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beyondblue
beyondblue
06/21/2017 at 01:45. Facebook
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Christopher Hedley
beyondblue
beyondblue
06/20/2017 at 05:32. Facebook
BeyondNow is a life-saving app for people going through the hardest of times. Much like a list you might write at home, it acts as a personalised digital reminder of who you can reach out to, activities to help you feel positive, the early warning signs and helpful strategies to use when you need them most.

To create your own safety plan download the BeyondNow app from the App Store or Google...
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Gail Topping
Barbara Henderson
‘What the hell is this idiot doing?'

That’s how Andre Jones describes some of the looks he got on his 3,700km solo run, pushing a 110kg buggy from Melbourne to Darwin. Andre ran in aid of beyondblue – having been inspired by his own experiences as carer to a family member living with depression.

Andre left Melbourne on March 12 and staggered into Darwin on Tuesday – on most days running well...
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What the hell is this idiot doing Thats how Andre Jones describes
Cath Nurse
Vanessa Connell
Amy Albanese
Becoming a new parent can be a white-knuckled ride – exciting and terrifying at the same time. When you’re stressed, sleep-deprived and generally running on empty, it can take a significant toll on your mental health. Given it's Men’s Health Week, we wanted to share some really great Dadvice. contains our web series featuring new dads, our New Dad Stress Test and our Survival Guide that sends...
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Megan Hausler
Andrew Metcalfe
“By sharing my experiences I hope to help, inspire and encourage others. My aim is to make a difference, no matter how small it may be.”

When you become a blueVoices member you’ll have the opportunity to really influence the work we do at beyondblue. You’ll get the chance to join discussions and workshops, share your opinions and be part of our research based projects that help us improve our...
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By sharing my experiences I hope to help inspire and encourage others

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Sandy Brangan
Jay Klippelt
“By sharing my experiences I hope to help, inspire and encourage others. My aim is to make a difference, no matter how small it may be.”

When you become a blueVoices member you’ll have the opportunity to really influence the work we do at beyondblue. You’ll get the chance to join discussions and workshops, share your opinions and be part of our research based projects that help us improve our...
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By sharing my experiences I hope to help inspire and encourage others

Want to make a difference?

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We’re thrilled to announce we’ve been chosen to lead a game-changing program developing good mental health for all children in Australia. We’ll build on the best bits of existing programs, but replace the current fragmented approach to give schools and early learning centres a contemporary program that reflects the world we live in.

We will bring together the best minds from across the mental...
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Were thrilled to announce weve been chosen to lead a gamechanging program
Sarah Dean
Noelle Fritsch
Kelly Hurley
In an age of 24-hour news and social media coverage, it’s difficult to escape stories around disasters and traumatic events. Even if you aren’t directly involved, it’s normal to feel upset or vulnerable following a tragedy.

Children are especially sensitive to upsetting news and learn how to feel about something by watching and modelling adults’ reactions. Share your feelings, but show that...
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In an age of 24hour news and social media coverage its difficult
Michelle King
Anthony Ducat
Richard Bakowski
Let’s be honest – some of you may avoid talking to a friend about their mental health because you worry about saying the ‘wrong’ thing. But, a conversation can make the difference in helping someone feel less alone and more supported. As a friend, don’t underestimate the power of just ‘being there’.

We’ve compiled some phrases that those of you who have experienced anxiety or depression have...
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Lets be honest some of you may avoid talking to a friend
Nerida N Ian Aisbett
Richard Bakowski
Lynn Charlesworth
Fresh air and good company can go a long way. When you’re experiencing anxiety or depression you may start to withdraw from friends and family, but continuing to socialise is an important part of recovery.

There’s plenty of evidence to show that getting outdoors to a park, garden or green space can have positive impacts on your recovery from anxiety or depression.

Staying connected with...
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Fresh air and good company can go a long way When youre
Josephine O'Sullivan
Tanya Harper
Martin Mitrovic
Being a parent can sometimes feel like you’re putting everyone else first and yourself last. On the Global Day of Parents, we want to remind all of you that while some sacrifices are inevitable, you need to be at your best to best support the ones you love.

It’s not always easy to find the time, so working as a team with your partner, or calling on close friends or family can help you to...
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Being a parent can sometimes feel like youre putting everyone else first
Tanya Wig
Suzelle Obouhoff
Rossina Scarmozzino
Racial discrimination damages mental health. By challenging discrimination, you can directly impact some of the factors that are proven to contribute to poor mental health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

We can all play a role in the social and emotional wellbeing of Indigenous Australians. By calling out racism and embracing one of the oldest and richest continuing cultures in...
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Racial discrimination damages mental health By challenging discrimination you ca
Matthew Hollis
Neil Stephens
Michael Kusternig
Unresolved trauma and heartache linked to the Stolen generations remains raw and very real in many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Young Aboriginal people are four times more likely to take their life compared to non-Indigenous Australians. Today, on National Sorry Day, we acknowledge the impact of the past and look to a future where communities are stronger having had the...
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Unresolved trauma and heartache linked to the Stolen generations remains raw and
Cate Titulaer
Charles Szablewski
Joy Cheers
You don't need to be directly involved in a tragedy to feel its effects. Digital media means we witness terrorist attacks, wars, accidents and natural disasters as they happen – through our phones and TVs. And while the news helps us to stay informed about what’s going on, it can be overwhelming and distressing – especially for kids.

It’s pretty much impossible to shield children completely...
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Sharon Solomon
Andrea VonBlog
Angie Mason
Exercise Right Week has us pumped! It’s time to be inspired, get active and support your mind, body and soul.

There are lots of things you can do to motivate your mind and move your body at the same time. Physical exercise such as walking, swimming, dancing, yoga, playing golf or going to the gym can help relieve the tension in your muscles, relax your mind and can help you manage symptoms...
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Exercise Right Week has us pumped Its time to be inspired get

Exercise right with #Teambeyondblue

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Joy Cheers
“That’s the protective factor in my family – it’s love.. it allowed me to be me and that was the most important thing that my family could have done.” – Matt

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia highlights the discrimination and abuse faced by the LGBTI community. Even though there are more people who have come out as LGBTI in the media and public life, people still...
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Thats the protective factor in my family its love it allowed me

Families Like Mine – Resources to support young LGBTI people.

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Sian Pryce-Chisholm
Sian Pryce-Chisholm
Recovery from depression and anxiety is a process that everyone experiences differently. There’s no one proven way to recover, but you can find a combination of treatments and lifestyle adjustments that are best suited to you. It’s also important that you treat yourself kindly – make sure not to compare your progress to others or become discouraged if you experience setbacks. Every step counts...
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Recovery from depression and anxiety is a process that everyone experiences differently
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