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What I learned from moving out of home

Starting university is overwhelming. The work required is more independent and there’s lots of it too. We are expected to get the hang of it quite quickly. All of this alone can cause anxiety levels to spike. When we take into account the fact that...

Breaking down barriers: living with Bipolar

Welcome to a life of bipolar! It’s amazing, and it sucks (insert irony emoji here). I write this for one reason and one reason only: to broaden our awareness of the mental health conditions distributed throughout our society. Somatic conditions are...

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Sam’s mullet with a message

While some people have been baking bread, learning a new language, or sewing face masks to get through COVID-19 isolation, Bachelor of Education student Sam Groom has been growing a mullet. But Sam’s business-in-front-party-in-the-back hairstyle is...

Mental Health Month 2020

It’s National Mental Health Month – an important time where the Australian community comes together to raise awareness that mental health matters. This year we’ve experienced some devastating events across the country, beginning with...

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Coping With Extreme Changes

This blog is based on information from a book by psychologist and environment scientist, Bob Doppelt and a Deakin University article by psychologist, Dr. Carmel Sivaratnam. In times of global stress, whether it be caused by COVID-19 or climate...

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Social isolation risks and the importance of keeping in touch

Prior to the onset of COVID-19, global loneliness levels had reached an all-time high. According to the Australian Psychological Society’s 2018 Loneliness Report, one in four Australians are lonely and more than half of the population feel they...

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