Wellbeing

Helping kids navigate emotions

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. It’s important to acknowledge and regulate your own feelings about a ‘detour’ in life. Here’s some tips for parents and caregivers as you are helping kids navigate…

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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. Outback Futures telehealth is one solution that’s making a difference. That’s why we’ve listened and talked…

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5 Things to Help a Mate

Apr 19, 2022

Here’s some ways to help a mate when you know they need a hand. They’re simple things, but not necessarily easy to do. Finding ways to help a mate can be hard, but tough conversations are worth it to make sure our mates know we care… Ask how they’re doing…

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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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Who do I talk to? Psychologists, counsellors and psychiatrists

Apr 7, 2022

When we have conversations about mental health, people might talk about seeing a psychologist, counsellor or psychiatrist. Maybe you’ve wondered what the difference is between the three, or if in fact there’s any difference at all?  Here are some quick facts that might help:  While psychologists, counsellors and psychiatrists have…

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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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Tired of not enough sleep?

Apr 7, 2022

When we think about taking care of ourselves, getting enough sleep isn’t usually at the top of the list.     However, an ongoing lack of sleep can negatively impact things like how we’re feeling, our memory, our physical health, our relationships with others, and our capacity at work.    Tiredness looks different…

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