beyondblue
01/19/2017 at 05:46. Facebook
We’re currently looking for people to join blueVoices – our online reference group – who help guide, shape and inform our work through personal experiences of depression, anxiety and suicide.

As a member, you’ll be able to connect with the rest of the community online, join discussions, participate in research and take part in activities to inform beyondblue projects. It’s a rewarding way to...
View details ⇨

Looking to make a difference this year?

bb.org.au
beyondblue
01/18/2017 at 05:38. Facebook
“Every gig I do, there’s someone in the audience who has been affected by mental health or knows someone that has been, and when I share my story they share theirs.” – Mel Yeates.

One-woman movement, 'A Girl, Her Car and Her Guitar’, began after what Mel described as the most difficult years of her life; losing two friends in a devastating accident, a close family friend to suicide and her...
View details ⇨
beyondblue
01/16/2017 at 06:40. Facebook
While it can be tough, the key is not to bail out at the peak of any anxiety, but rather stick with it until the anxiety subsides – even a little – as this will help train your mind to realise that the white knuckle moment will eventually pass and that you can get through it.

If you're managing anxiety, there are steps you can take and strategies you can learn to interrupt your body’s natural...
View details ⇨

Understanding Anxiety: What It Actually Feels Like

huffingtonpost.com.au
“I want the badges to start a conversation, make everyone feel part of something and help them brave the path to ending stigma.” – Kat Selwyn

Kat created #EndTheStigma ‘badges’ to remind people experiencing a mental health condition that they’re not alone. People all around the world have jumped on board sharing the badges and their incredible personal stories – helping to smash the stigma...
View details ⇨
Getting back into the swing of things after the holidays can be difficult. Whether you’re back at work or still recovering from all the hype of Christmas – now is the perfect time to start looking after yourself to ensure stress doesn’t creep up on you.

Learning to handle stress in healthy ways with simple techniques – like the ones below – can help you take control of your mental and...
View details ⇨

beyondblue.org.au
Dear beyondblue family,

It’s been a rewarding, challenging and inspiring year with your wonderful support and contributions! In 2017, we look forward to bringing you more programs and resources to assist you in achieving your best possible mental health.

We're taking a short break from our regular Facebook activity over the holidays and will return Tuesday 3 January. Heading into the New...
View details ⇨
‘Tis the season to be merry, but we also know many of you find it a lonely and stressful time. This year, we encourage you to make your mental health a priority; plan to spend time with people who are supportive and do things that make you feel good :)

If you’re feeling isolated or need advice, you can connect with others who may be going through something similar in our Online Forums...
View details ⇨

Finding Christmas stressful? | Connect with others in our online chillout lounge

bb.org.au
As the year draws to a close, we want to say a massive thank you to our amazing community of supporters – you empower and motivate us every day. We’re so proud of everyone who help us to #SmashTheStigma around mental health, support others, and share their journeys of hope, recovery and resilience. You make a significant difference to the lives of people affected by anxiety, depression and...
View details ⇨
Sharing your story can be an opportunity to let go of negative thoughts and feelings. Being open about your mental health breaks down stigma and encourages others to reach out for support they need.

We created this album to share personal stories from people all over Australia. Recovering from a mental health condition, or providing support to someone else, has many challenges, but hope,...
View details ⇨
“The first of my panic attacks hit me one day while shopping. I had the heart palpitations, the cold sweats and I had to get out of the shop…I was fortunate to have a GP who recognised my symptoms and thus began my ride through the maze that is depression and anxiety.” – Kerin.

No one should have to cope alone. Before 31 December, we’re asking you to help us to continue reducing stigma...
View details ⇨

HELP IMPROVE LIVES l DONATE NOW

bb.org.au
“I was terrified that people would find out because I saw seeking help as a sign of weakness and that was something that I didn’t want my competitors to know about.” – Daniel Kowalski.

This is something that gold medallists Libby Trickett and Leisel Jones can also relate to. We’re thrilled to announce that all three Olympians have teamed up and come on board as beyondblue’s newest...
View details ⇨

beyondblue's newest Ambassadors: Olympians who faced up to the blues

dailytelegraph.com.au
healthyfamilies.org.au/newmums
Social anxiety is often interpreted as being introverted or shy. But while it's perfectly normal to feel anxious in social situations, social anxiety is much more than this.

1 in 10 people in Australia experience social anxiety every day. They have an intense fear of being judged, laughed at or humiliated in front of others – even in ordinary situations such as eating in public, speaking up...
View details ⇨

The Difference Between Social Anxiety, Shyness And Introversion

huffingtonpost.com.au
2016 has been a bit of a rollercoaster. As we approach the final stretch, it’s a great time to reflect on your journey and recognise your achievements – regardless how small they may seem.

Facing setbacks while managing a mental health condition can be disappointing, but they’re bound to happen. Staying well is about finding a balance that works for you. Be patient, take small steps and...
View details ⇨
beyondblue
01/17/2017 at 03:09. Facebook
We know studying, tests and exams can be an incredibly stressful time for young people – it’s a natural response when you’re under pressure. However, it can be difficult to know if a young person is just going through a rough patch or whether there might be something more going on – like anxiety or depression.

If these feeling of stress and anxiousness last for a long period of time – or you...
View details ⇨

Know a young person going through a stressful time?

youthbeyondblue.com
Our CEO is a bit of a legend. In the (almost) three years Georgie has led beyondblue, we’ve achieved some pretty amazing stuff. National campaigns to tackle racism and stigma. Cutting-edge research. Advocacy to end insurance discrimination. A national roadshow zigzagging across Australia, raising awareness of anxiety, depression and suicide. The list goes on.

Now she’s joined 150 other...
View details ⇨

2016 Impact 25 Awards | Vote for beyondblue CEO Georgie Harman

pbaimpact.com
Today on Go Home On Time Day, the message is pretty simple; work your hours and leave when you’re supposed to. But if you’re among the 50 per cent of Australian employees doing regular unpaid overtime, chances are there’s some compelling reasons you don’t find it so simple.

This year, we’re urging employers and employees to take some small steps together towards achieving a more mentally...
View details ⇨