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Talking About Sexual Consent

Posted by Erin Fischer on

Sexual consent has become a big topic of interest and only more so with the “me too” movement. More recently it has made news with new consent laws coming into place in NSW. Which poses the question will all the other states follow suit?

Sexual consent is the permission given to do anything of sexual nature. In Australia, we have laws regarding sexual consent including the age of consent. These laws are set by each state and slightly vary. An example of this is the age of consent. In all states except for Tasmania and South Australia the age of consent is 16, in Tasmania and South Australia however the age of consent is 17. This means that it is against the law to have sex with someone who is under that age and doing so is a criminal offence. 

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The Impacts That Covid has had on Mental Health

Posted by Erin Fischer on

In 2020 Covid hit our shores with it bringing lockdowns, isolation, panic buying, masks, fear and uncertainty. It also brought a time for the world to heal, with it giving scientists a once in a lifetime opportunity to observe what happens when you take humans out of the world and see animals reclaim what was once theirs. 

David Attenborough was barely able to contain his excitement in his documentary The Year Earth Changed looked in-depth at the positive impact Covid had on the world due to all the lockdowns and reduced travel.

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New Years Resolutions

Posted by Erin Fischer on

New year, new me or so the saying goes. We’re a week into the new year and with that the resolutions people set to improve themselves are in the forefront of their minds. The gyms are filled with people all with good intentions but then within a few months the numbers trickle down. People are making a conscious effort to eat healthy but then life will get in the way, and they will find themselves reverting to old eating habits. Then there’s the random resolutions people set; stay in contact with friends and family more, learn how to do a particular skill or finally finish that DIY project that’s been sitting staring at you for the past year.

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Why It's Good to Step Out of Our Comfort Zones

Posted by Erin Fischer on

It can be easy to stay in our safe little bubbles and never venture out but sometimes the best experiences come when we take chances.

Subconsciously we tend to stay in our comfort zones because we are afraid of what could happen if things don’t work out, whether that is the fear of rejection, failure or admitting to ourselves and/or closest to us that we have made a mistake. But staying in our comfort zones can also have long term consequences and can stop us from doing things we really want to do.

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Exercise and Mental Health

Posted by Erin Fischer on

Just like sleep and diet, exercise is also important for our mental health but just how important is it and how much exercise should we do. More and more studies are showing that exercising is a good way to help manage mental health and is that something that should be recommended alongside of traditional mental illness treatments.

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