CEO Update: Clarity and collaboration will deliver a comprehensive response

What a great opportunity we have to collaborate as a sector and inform the planning for an ongoing mental health response to the pandemic. The National Mental Health Commission has been charged with providing a plan to the National Cabinet and many parts of the mental health ecosystem have provided comment and advice for that … Read more CEO Update: Clarity and collaboration will deliver a comprehensive response

Dan Cross on creating a safe space for men to grieve

From truly traumatic circumstances, Dan Cross found a way to create a supportive, safe space for men to come together and grieve The 20-strong group of men had hiked for eight hours to reach Snowdon’s summit, moving every step of the nine miles as one, travelling only as fast as the slowest. Teamwork at its … Read more Dan Cross on creating a safe space for men to grieve

Finding Life Lessons in ADHD

Over on the AllPsych blog, I just wrote about a study suggesting that reflecting on lessons you’ve learned from life can help with aging. Now, while I wrote about this study because I find it interesting, I should admit that, as a 28-year-old millennial, I’m no expert on coping with aging. True, I’ll soon be … Read more Finding Life Lessons in ADHD

Things just for mum, when bedtime is done

From charity support services to mum networks and some light hearted laughs, mums, these are for you At a time of great uncertainty, a threat to your physical and mental health, and on-demand housefuls, Mums have it tough. Of course, dads too, but this week we’re celebrating mums in honour of Maternal Mental Health Matters … Read more Things just for mum, when bedtime is done

Eating for Health in the Age of Covid-19

As ever higher numbers of Americans sicken and succumb to covid-19, health is on everybody’s mind. Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, or curious about whether a change in diet is right for you (or someone you care about), you might want to know more about how to protect your health. Vegan and vegetarian diets are … Read more Eating for Health in the Age of Covid-19

CEO Update: Making the most of new perspectives

I am delighted to be sending you my first Weekly CEO Update and making a connection with you, our members, stakeholders and friends of Mental Health Australia. It is an absolute privilege to be here in this role, at this time, and with this team, to take things forward with you.    This week I have been … Read more CEO Update: Making the most of new perspectives

5 steps to creating your feel-good playlist

It’s time to harness the power of music. Follow our five tips to start building your new, ultimate feel-good playlist Music has the ability to completely transform our moods. How many times has an upbeat song come on, and suddenly your feet are tapping, you’re singing along, and the worries that were weighing you down … Read more 5 steps to creating your feel-good playlist

Live Life Well Virtual Weekender (8-10 May 2020)

Live Life Well Virtual Weekender is the UK’s first ever virtual wellbeing festival in response to COVID-19 and the current national lockdown While life in lockdown may have paused some events for the moment, we’re delighted that the UK’s first online mental health and wellbeing festival, the Live Life Well Virtual Weekender will take place … Read more Live Life Well Virtual Weekender (8-10 May 2020)