GET CONNECTED

Get connected with a community, find a local group or online community to keep in touch, learn and share with.  Consider working on social connections through volunteering, sport or activity groups.

HEALTHY MIND

30/08/2020

Healthy Mind is a free online tool developed by the Black Dog Institute for people living with an intellectual disability.  Full of simple step by step guides, worksheets and videos the learning modules cover topics like recognising and regulating anger, emotions and having more fun.  If you care for someone with an ID, the Healthy Mind online tool is a great resource to use together.

DIGITAL LIFE

23/08/2020

"Maximise the upsides and minimise the downsides' is the goal from regular reflection on the role of digital technology in your life.  Social isolation and loneliness, more so in recent times, can result in a lot of time spent in the virtual world. Do you think about how you manage this time or focus on those connections which add value to your life?

BROTHER HOTLINE

16/08/2020

Six indigenous men, including elders are fielding around 100 calls each month to a 24-hour crisis line for Aboriginal Men.  'Brother to Brother' was set up to provide extra support during the coronavirus pandemic offering cultural connection and support outside traditional working hours. "a life changer for Aboriginal men" said Dardi Munwurro CEO Alan Thorpe.

HALT TOOLKIT

09/08/2020

Based in Victoria, grassroots suicide prevention charity HALT describe mental health as 'emotional, psychological and social well being' adding that our mental health 'affects how we think, feel and act and determines the kinds of choices we make in our lives'.  HALT have developed a COVID-19 Well Being Toolkit packed full of useful strategies and tips to help you and your mates navigate life in what is a challenging time for many.

STORYTELLERS

02/08/2020

Improved memory, better mood and building stronger relationships are just a few of the many benefits linked to storytelling.  It is also thought to provide positive effects for people living with conditions such as dementia and depression.  Everyone has a story to tell, big or small there are stories all around us every day.  Check out the link below for some storytelling tips.

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