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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.

Rob’s story - part 2
Rob’s story - part 2

Continue reading Rob’s story about living with dementia.

5 simple steps to maximise your brain health
5 simple steps to maximise your brain health

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Being brain healthy is important whatever your age. Like physical health brain health needs constant work and maintenance and means that you must always look after your brain, your body and your heart. Leading a brain healthy life isn’t difficult – small steps can go a long way.

Rob’s story  - part 1
Rob’s story - part 1

Rob shares his story about living with dementia.

Problem gambling
Problem gambling

Gambling responsibly is about being aware of your likelihood of losing, placing a limit on how much time and money you spend on gambling (and sticking to it) and ensuring that gambling does not dominate your life.

Debunking dementia myths - aluminium and Alzheimer's
Debunking dementia myths - aluminium and Alzheimer's

We take a look at one of the more common myths about the relationship between Alzheimer's and the presence of aluminium in our environment.

Alcohol and other drugs
Alcohol and other drugs

Some drugs, such as alcohol, nicotine and prescription medication, are legal and some, including cannabis, ecstasy and heroin, are illegal – but the common link between them is that they can cause physical...


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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.