mental health week

Your Mental Health Mission: Top Tech for Wellbeing

With Mental Health Week approaching (October 9 - 15) I'm featuring some home grown top tech for well being on the blog.

Today I have a guest post from David Bakker who's in his final year of a Doctor of Clinical Psychology at Monash University. David and his colleagues are psychologists - and app developers. Clever huh? Here's David to tell you about MoodMission - an app for improving your mood

How to Make The Whole World Happy

I've written before about my desire for a mind switch when it comes to mental health. Not because I'm not concerned about the 20% of our population experiencing mental ill-health each year or because I'm not distressed by our rising rates of suicide. I just wonder whether we can't turn these stats around with prevention rather than treatment or cure?

I Didn't Realise How Stressed I Was

A few years ago (quite a few years ago; I was in my 20s) I went to the GP as I was having trouble swallowing.  It felt like there was a lump in my throat and it was there all the time.  My throat didn't seem obstructed.  I could still eat and breathe but the lump was always there.

3 Simple Ways to Stay Sane at Work

Work can get stressful, right? There are deadlines, overload, difficult people, boredom and frustration. Sometimes there's job insecurity, long hours and conflict with other people. Whatever work you do you've got to manage your stress levels or bad stuff starts to happen.  Here are three simple ways you can stay on top of work stress and stay mentally healthy.

How to stay mentally healthy.

I have a question for you.

If I say, 'Mental Health' do you think of health?

Or illness?

The terms 'mental health' and 'mental illness' are often used interchangeably in the media and it drives me a bit bonkers.