Communicating

Reasons

Talking about ’13 Reasons Why’ with your child(ren)

We’ve all been spending a lot more time at home due to COVID-19, and for many people that has meant watching more TV than usual. One of Netflix’s most-watched programs has been ’13 Reasons Why’, with the fourth season of the show about a teenage girl who takes her own

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Get the guy talking

How do you best approach your mate who may be doing it tough? In Men’s Health Week, we look at how to have the conversation. While it is a generalisation, it’s widely perceived that men have a different comfort zone for opening up and talking about their feelings. Men’s expression

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Get the guy talking
Talking to your mate

Talking to a mate about mental health and suicide

Talking to someone you know about mental health or suicide can seem like a daunting task. You may be wondering how to start the conversation, or what to say. Men, in particular, can find it challenging to talk, so we have put together some useful information about having difficult conversations

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Living with mum and dad again

Lifeline WA spoke with young people whose ‘new normal’ has included being back under their parent’s roof. Experienced mediator and trainer Laura adds communication tips to try. When the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, Sabrina was travelling around Europe. She had to return home at a tricky time to find a new job. Steven’s full-time job was based in Barcelona.

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Comforting someone who has just lost their job

During the COVID pandemic many West Australians are dealing with unemployment for the first time. Losing a job because of something out of your control can be hard to come to terms with. Dr Gonzalez, Director and Clinical Psychologist of the Centre of Psychological Enrichment (COPE), talks us through some

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Negotiating a ‘new normal’ at home with your partner

Laura is a nationally accredited mediator and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner. She shares some tips for preventing and negotiating conflict with a partner. I don’t think there’s any household that hasn’t been affected in some way by the COVID-19 pandemic. For many of us, the way in which we work

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How to ask someone if they’re okay

Is there someone you’re concerned about that you’d like to check in with? Karen spoke to Laura, Senior Trainer at Lifeline WA, for some tips on how to go about having the conversation. One of the most common questions from participants in our training sessions is about what not to

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The pitfalls and pointers of miscommunication

Good communication is vital in navigating the challenges of staying at home together. This video explains how communication is like playing catch with a ball of clay. It provides four pointers to help a piece of communication to keep its intended shape. For crisis support when you need it, call

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Grease the wheels of your feeling vocabulary

How broad, comprehensive, extensive, far-reaching, and vast is your feeling vocabulary? Emotions are data, and they communicate meaning and intent to ourselves and the people around us. Identifying your feelings is a skill that can be practised. If your go-tos are good, fine, not so good, and tired, this wheel

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Podcast: The 50/50 Myth and making a family gap plan

If you’re in a relationship and both running at twenty percent right now, how do you make up the whole? Brené Brown is known for her research on courage, vulnerability, shame and empathy. She shares understanding and strategies in her Unlocking Us podcast. In the episode Comparative Suffering, the 50/50

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