Health & Lifestyle

Looking out for a mate
Looking out for a mate

There are times when you come across someone that you are concerned about. You might notice changes in a person’s mood, their behaviour, energy, habits or personality and wonder what is going on. They might seem sad, anxious, depressed or perhaps erratic. It can sometimes be hard to know what to do in these situations, what to say or how to help. Here are a few ideas that can help you to look out for a mate.

Being a carer after a stroke
Being a carer after a stroke

Caring for a person who has experienced a stroke is often a demanding role to undertake. As a carer you may offer physical, practical and/or emotional help. Carers can be family members or friends, and often find themselves in this role without any previous knowledge or experience of stroke.

Are you at risk of incontinence?
Are you at risk of incontinence?

While we all know that heavy lifting and being overweight can damage men’s backs, we may not be as aware of the impact they can have on incontinence.

Tips for cutting down on your alcohol consumption
Tips for cutting down on your alcohol consumption

Alcohol is something that many people enjoy but drinking too much alcohol, or drinking too often, increases your risk of developing alcohol-related cancers, diabetes and heart disease. Check out this article for some tips on regulating your alcohol use.

What is a stroke?
What is a stroke?

We all know of people who have been affected by stroke but do we really understand what happens when someone has a stroke? Here is some information to help you understand what a stroke is, why it happens and why a stroke is a medical emergency.

F.A.S.T.
F.A.S.T.

How do you know if someone is having a stroke? Think… F.A.S.T. The National Stroke Foundation offers an easy way to remember the common signs of stroke.

Stroke useful links and resources
Stroke useful links and resources

To help you find out more about stroke, how they can affect you and the process of recovery we have put together some relevant stroke links and resources.

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.


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