Health & Lifestyle

Department of Veterans’ Affairs - Cooking for one or two programme
Department of Veterans’ Affairs - Cooking for one or two programme

A five-session cooking skills programme designed to enable any Australian community group or individual to learn basic cooking skills. In each of the five new sessions the group cooks a delicious, easy, quick and nourishing two course meal, including a main and dessert.

Men’s health peer education programme
Men’s health peer education programme

This programme aims to improve the health outcomes of Australian men who are current or former members of the Australian Defence Force. It encourages men, in particular those living in rural and remote localities or who have recently left the Defence Force, to share the responsibility for managing their own health and wellbeing.

What's it like taking antidepressants?
What's it like taking antidepressants?

To understand what it is like to take antidepressants it is important to first understand what antidepressants are designed to do. Here are answers to some common questions about antidepressants.

Mental wellbeing – think outside the box to get out of the forest
Mental wellbeing – think outside the box to get out of the forest

To someone deep in the forest of mental illness, the world can seem a pretty small and closed in place; and a guide to help find the way out can be pretty important. It can be frightening in the forest and when your guide isn’t there, the temptation to hunker down and wait can be strong. However, with a little lateral thinking, there is more the canny woodsman can do to help him or herself.

Veteran online mental health and wellbeing resources
Veteran online mental health and wellbeing resources

The Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) has developed a range of innovative mobile applications (apps) and websites so access to mental health advice and support is simple, easy and available 24/7.

Veterans’ Heart Health Programme
Veterans’ Heart Health Programme

The Heart Health Programme aims to help participants increase their physical health and wellbeing through practical exercise, nutrition and lifestyle management support. It is a 52 week Programme and includes physical activity sessions each week that are tailored to meet participant needs and 12 health educational seminars.

Veteran health in Australia
Veteran health in Australia

A veteran’s experiences can have a lasting and profound effect on their health and wellbeing. They have seen, experienced and been exposed to a world that civilians can only imagine. For many veterans reconciling these experiences with their own values and beliefs is a struggle and the experience of military service is life changing.

The language of love
The language of love

Have you ever considered the language of love with those closest to you? Understanding your partner’s language of love and your child’s language of love is a powerful process for deepening your communication and connection.

Avoiding conflict in a relationship
Avoiding conflict in a relationship

A relationship offers companionship, love, fun, laughter, compassion and affection, but they do also involve times of frustration, confusion, or just testing times that you need to negotiate through together. There are some simple and important strategies that can help to build a strong healthy relationship that can stand the test of time.

Why is oral health important?
Why is oral health important?

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Your teeth have an important job to do; they enable you to eat a variety of foods and they shape and influence the appearance of your smile. But for your teeth to do these things you need to maintain good oral health – here’s some tips how.


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