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There are many of our workmates, friends and family members who experience mental health problems but may be embarrassed about how they feel.  Mental health issues continue to be stigmatised by a lot of people. The demands of struggling with mental health problems can often be a huge challenge. The process of recovery is frequently a difficult one, with treatment setbacks, including sometimes having to manage the suspicion and negativity …

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Research shows singing is one of the most effective and enjoyable ways of maintaining our mental ability across the life span. It’s well known our Australian population is living longer than previous generations due to technology, medical science and greater awareness of habit and activities that make for good health. What concerns psychologists is the widening gap we’re seeing between physical wellbeing and mental wellbeing, as people get older.   …

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10 Key Tips for Success with New Years Resolutions Lots of people make New Years resolutions every year. For many people, it’s almost a ritual. An internet-based survey of around three and half thousand people at the beginning of this year found the following were the top 10 resolutions: 21% Weight loss 14% Improve finances 14% Exercise 9% Healthier eating 8% Manage stress better. There were also a few less …

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    For most people, Christmas is a time of celebration, catching up with family and friends and generally being merry. It’s important to remember this is not the case for everyone. There are many people who experience painful memories at this time of year. The recent loss of a loved one, being away from those who are close and reminders of family break-ups and relationship distress can all …

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    Many people report having problems remembering names, even when meeting small groups of people for the first time. However, the recall of a name can be one of the most important actions we take, both in business and social settings. Ensuring name recall needs to be a task we consciously take action on, rather than rely on past abilities. This task is a function of our “working memory”, …

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