Community, School & Workplace

Look Out, Check In, Speak Up

Sep 7, 2022

When someone’s sick or injured we usually know whether we need a band aid, a trip to the doctor, or a call to 000. However, many of us aren’t as confident when it comes to mental health and wellbeing. The good news is the more familiar you are with your own mental health and…

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Just one thing

Jun 6, 2022

It’s easy for us to feel overwhelmed by life… Our days can be full of choices, decisions, responsibilities and options…Phew! When we get overwhelmed we can feel stuck and struggle to see things clearly and with perspective, so here’s a simple activity that can help: List all the things you…

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Get a good fit for you

Apr 26, 2022

For many of us, it takes a good dose of courage to seek help. So, when we work up the guts to talk with someone and it’s not helpful or a positive experience, it can be easy to think ‘that was useless, what’s the point?‘    Looking after our mental health…

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Helping your kids navigate the detours

Apr 19, 2022

Disruptions to a regular routine can be unsettling and frustrating for kids of all ages. Kids feel the emotions of the adults around them, so take time to acknowledge and regulate your own feelings about this detour. Here’s some tips for parents and caregivers as you help your kids navigate detours.  …

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Why you’ll see our utes, but not our buildings

Apr 19, 2022

Ever wondered why you’ll see our Outback Futures utes out and about, but no Outback Futures buildings? We know what works for people in cities and larger regional centres often doesn’t work in the bush.  So we’ve listened and talked with people in our bush communities and together developed a…

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5 Things to help a mate

Apr 19, 2022

Here’s some things you can do when you know a mate’s not doing great. They’re simple things, but not necessarily easy to do. Tough conversations can be hard, but a little awkwardness is worth it to make sure our mates know we care… Ask how they’re doing – then ask…

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$0 GIFT LIST

Apr 19, 2022

Gifts don’t have to be pricey to be special. Often the most valuable things in life aren’t available at the checkout. It’s easy to forget that sometimes, less is more when it comes to showing you care for a family member or friend. We’ve created a list of 25 ways…

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Stuck in the dam mud?

Apr 11, 2022

Most of us go through times when we feel stuck. You know, like when you’re in the mud on the side of the dam and your feet sink deep.  Moving in any direction is hard work. You take a step and the mud sucks your foot right back down. You…

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Ways to help our kids regulate their emotions

Apr 7, 2022

We all experience emotions – feelings like love, fear, happiness, anger, jealousy, joy and frustration. For our kids, learning how to regulate their emotions is an important part of their development.   What is emotional regulation?  Emotional regulation refers to the process we use to influence which emotions we have, when…

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Mental health, wellbeing and mental illness – what’s the difference?

Apr 7, 2022

Increasingly we hear the terms mental illness, mental health, and wellbeing used in the media, and in our communities and workplaces. We think it’s great people are talking more about the importance of healthy minds, but sometimes the different terminology can be confusing. Here’s a quick overview to help:  Mental…

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