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

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

Silver linings

Searching for the positives during a global pandemic For many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a frightening and confusing time. However, even at the height of the pandemic in Australia, plenty of people also discovered there were silver linings to an otherwise challenging time. Glimmers of light For

Our emotional responses to disasters

Lifeline WA recognises that each disaster is unique and generates emotional responses specific to that experience, but if you’re struggling to cope in the aftermath of COVID-19 then taking learnings from previous disasters could offer some helpful insights. Here is some relevant information on emotional responses to previous disasters that

Mental health toolbox for young people

As we see the increasing impact COVID-19 is having on the mental health of young people, you may be wondering where you can get support for yourself or someone you care about.  The Australian National University has reported a spike in severe psychological distress in young people in our country. From loss of employment

Local councils help communities to reconnect

Lifeline WA believes connection is a vital part of maintaining positive mental health. If you are seeking to re-establish social connections in the post-isolation world, your local council could be a good place to start.  One council taking a proactive approach is the City of Melville, which has been finding new ways to bring

Should you change career post Covid-19

With Covid-19 affecting some industries more than others, you may be rethinking your career path. Online job platform, SEEK, has reported the pandemic has impacted the work situations of around 80% of Australians. Read their trend report on current impacts and opportunities in the Australian job market. Feeling unmoored Changing

‘Cope ahead’ for social situations

Social anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems. Karen asked Emily, DBTeen Program Coordinator, for strategies. We’ve all probably felt nervous or uncomfortable in a social situation. Going blank in an awkward silence, regretting something you did say, wondering what everyone thinks of you… these are common

The big freeze thawing

There is relief as WA restrictions lift, but not everyone is feeling ready to get back into the swing of things. Kate was excited to have a few people over and planned a backyard catch up. When everyone arrived she was happy to see them, and then, an increasing sense

Research study: mental well-being during self-isolation

The Care Study will investigate which factors contribute to people’s mental well-being during, and after, periods of self-isolation (self-quarantine), compared to that of social-distancing. You are eligible to help with this survey if you are in Australia, aged 18 years or over, and currently engaging in social-distancing or self-isolating. Please