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My workmates don’t know about my mental health condition

Should I tell my work colleagues about my depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, PTSD or any other mental health condition?

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8 signs you may need to work on your relationship

Serious, healthy, long-term relationships take a tremendous amount of hard work and commitment.

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Talk about your relationship problems (before it’s too late)

Long-term relationship problems that remain unresolved are often behind separation and divorce. Thankfully, there’s a lot you can do before things reach that point and get out of hand.

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Why does stress change how we behave?

We all know what it feels like to be stressed. However, how many of us truly understand what happens to us when we’re experiencing stress?

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How will talking to a counsellor help me?

The NQ Connect service is a free counselling service funded by the federal government. Its specific aim is to help people in northern, western and far northern Queensland who are concerned or are struggling with a wide range of issues related to their wellbeing and mental health.

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Mindfulness can help (and is probably not what you think it is)

Mindfulness in the context of mental health doesn’t involve incense, chanting, or listening to New Age music. Far from it, mindful meditation helps you focus, can improve memory, and helps keep emotions like anger and anxiety under control.

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Managing the destructive consequences of anger

Have you ever considered that the consequences of anger are often more damaging than what made you angry in the first place?

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What is self-harm?

Self-harm is the act of intentionally hurting or inflicting damage to yourself. Usually, it is also a sensitive and difficult topic for many people to talk about.

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Positive change mindset: 5 ways to get back on track

Wondering about that bad habit, household project or promise you made to yourself? Maybe the one you started in January that you haven’t gotten around to yet? It’s never too late to get back on track.

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Helping a mate open up about his problems

You can tell something’s up with your mate. Maybe you can sense he’s been feeling down. Perhaps he’s been hitting the grog too hard. Or you’ve seen him lose it at a family member or co-worker? You know something’s not right. How do you get through to him?

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