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Breaking up is hard to do: Escaping toxic relationships

Toxic relationships can be extremely damaging to not only our mental health but sometimes our physical health as well. Given the nature of relationships it can be sometimes difficult for us to break free from those relationships even though we’re aware they’re not healthy for us.

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.


#Loneliness is increasingly being classified as a disease: one that effects people of all ages and walks of life. And it’s killing us slowly. More:

NQ Connect: Operation Compass provides a free phone and online #counselling service for veterans, Defence members and their families living and working in the #Townsville region. Call 1300 059 625 or visit:

As #loneliness becomes an increasing public health concern, #psychologists and researchers are looking at the power of human connection. Find out more:
#wellbeing #MentalHealthMatters

Researchers and practitioners around the world are helping us to recognise the central role that loneliness plays in our health and #wellbeing, at both an individual and societal level. More:
#loneliness #MentalHealthAwareness

NQ Connect provides phone and online #counselling for people who are #worried, #stressed and affected by #floods and natural disasters. Help is available 24/7. Call 1300 059 625.

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