Health & Lifestyle

The ageing of the bronzed Aussie bloke – why it’s never too late to change you’re habits
The ageing of the bronzed Aussie bloke – why it’s never too late to change you’re habits

This article will look at the ageing of the bronzed Aussie bloke and why it’s more important than ever to listen to the latest warnings on sun exposure.

Have the conversation with a health professional
Have the conversation with a health professional

As part of their new ‘Have the Conversation’ campaign, beyondblue has put together a short video to help you talk to your GP or another health professional about how you’re travelling emotionally, including serious subjects like depression and anxiety.

Common misconceptions about skin cancer and sun protection
Common misconceptions about skin cancer and sun protection

Most of us would like to think that by the time we turn 50 we are pretty clued up on the important elements in life. Yet while the ‘Slip, Slop, Slap’ message has been part of our vocabulary since the glory days of the early ’80s, many of our generation are still surprisingly unaware of the facts around skin cancer. Maybe it’s because we often like to think we know best (or so we’re told) but there’s a few myths out there that if taken as truth, could be seriously increasing our risk of skin cancer.

How to build and maintain self confidence
How to build and maintain self confidence

Your confidence is related to how you feel and think about yourself; your abilities, your personality, your plans for the future. It can affect every aspect of your life; your happiness, your relationships and your overall state of wellbeing.

Need help talking to your teen about how they feel?
Need help talking to your teen about how they feel?

If you’re worried about the mental health of a young person, this new beyondblue video provides lots of practical insight about starting a conversation with a younger person regarding their mental health.

Skin cancer prevention checklist
Skin cancer prevention checklist

We have one of the best outdoor cultures in the world, but sadly Australia also has one of the highest rates of skin cancer globally, with Australian men at a particularly high risk. Worryingly, two in three Australian men will develop some form of skin cancer before they reach 70.

How to start a conversation about depression and anxiety Q&A

beyondblue has come back with answers to your questions about ‘how to start a conversation about mental health’ from last month. Check them out.

Managing your hayfever
Managing your hayfever

Spring is here and for some that means hayfever is here too – with spring comes blossom, longer days and spring lambs, but for some people (about 1 in 4), what spring brings is hayfever; itching noses, watery eyes, and endless sneezing. Here is some information about what you can do to manage hayfever this spring.

Dementia
Dementia

Dementia describes a collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain. Dementia affects thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday tasks. Most people with dementia are older, but it...

Dementia - useful links
Dementia - useful links

Useful links and resources about dementia.


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HEALTH EXPERT Q&A

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Our health Q&A this month is about how to start a conversation with a friend or loved one who you think may be experiencing anxiety or depression. Send in your questions and we’ll post answers on the site next month.

DEPRESSION

Depression is more than just a low mood - it's a serious illness. People with depression find it hard to function every day. Depression has serious effects on physical and mental health.

Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorders in Australia. Nearly one in 10 people will experience some type of anxiety disorder in any one year; around one in 12 women and one in eight men.

Locate a Men's Shed

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Use this tool on The Australian Men's Shed Association website to help you find a Men's Shed in your area.