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Favourite Blogs of 2019

As the year draws to a close it’s time to look back at some of the most engaging topics and information that have resonated within our community.

Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder in which people have recurring, unwanted thoughts that cause them to feel driven to do something repetitively. OCD affects two to three percent of Australians and can impact people of all ages and walks of life.

How to break the negative thought loop

Dwelling on, or ruminating about things that haven’t happened, or worrying about things in the past, can create a cycle or ‘loop’ of negative thoughts that can be hard to escape from and can stop you from enjoying the present. Here we have listed some simple steps you can take to help break the negative thinking loop.

Mental health benefits of pet ownership

74% of pet owners reported mental health improvements as a result of pet ownership. But did you know that there are other ways in which pets can improve your mental health and overall wellbeing? Here we’ve identified five common health benefits of pet ownership.


We all have a role to play in reducing the impact of suicide in our #communities. Here's how:
#SuicidePrevention #MentalHealthMatters #MentalHealthAwareness

NQ Connect provides help and support for people who are #worried, #stressed and affected by #floods and natural disasters. If you need someone to chat with, we're here to listen.

NQ Connect: Operation Compass provides free #counselling to #veterans, Defence members and their families. Call us on 1300 059 625 if you're #worried, #stressed or just need to talk.

This month, we're looking back on our most popular blog topics of the year. Here's another chance to find out exactly what exactly a K10 "depression test" is and how it can help:

If you need support, NQ Connect is a free #counselling and support service for people in #northernqueensland who are feeling the stress of everyday life. Call 1300 059 625 or visit for online counselling.

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