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News — Lockdown

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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Embracing Change

Posted by Erin Fischer on

Change is inevitable. Some change is good like the changing in seasons or changing how you make a favourite recipe because you found a better way to make it. Some change is normal like changing your hair style or changing your workout routine. Some change is scary like changing jobs or changing where you live. It doesn’t matter how much we don’t want to change to happen it will always happen, every day we make changes subconsciously and consciously. The small changes are easy, and they rarely make an impact on us, but the big changes can be challenging especially big changes during times of uncertainty such as in a pandemic.

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Why It's Good to Cry

Posted by Erin Fischer on

You feel it building up, the lockdown get’s extended yet again, Covid cases are on the rise, you have to delay an event yet again and work is getting overwhelming. You feel the tears building in your eyes, but you blink them back because you can’t cry.

You get yet another job rejection after applying for what feels like 200 jobs and you felt you really nailed the job interview. You feel the tears building in your eyes, but you blink them back because you can't cry.

Home schooling isn’t working out with your kids because you find them making excuses yet again, you trip on the cat, and you can’t get any time for yourself. You feel the tears start building, but you blink them back because you can’t cry.

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RUOK Day

Posted by Erin Fischer on

Today is RUOK Day where you are encouraged to ask those around us "Are You Ok?" and talk about how they are really going. The idea behind it is that a conversation can change a life for the better and we need to talk about how we are going and not brush it aside.

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Erin & Bart discuss Australian Online Mental Health Services

Posted by Bart Jawien on

Erin & Barty discuss what online services are available in Australia, who do they cater to and what services they offer such as capabilities for locals in major and rural cities.

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