mental health

It’s OK to seek help

Aug 18, 2022

“The thing I’d like people to know, especially if you’re a male, is it’s okay to seek help,” says Dave*, an ordinary outback Aussie bloke who struggled through years of depression and anxiety. “The first step is by far the toughest step that you’ll have to take.” “It’s not always…

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Just one thing

Jun 6, 2022

It’s easy for us to feel overwhelmed by life…just one thing may help you. 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…

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Life’s Roadblocks: How To Navigate

Jun 6, 2022

Life’s roadblocks create the opportunity for us to change and overcome challenges. Some of us can navigate life’s roadblocks in the same way we navigate roadworks. We slow down a bit. Pay attention to the new path. Try a detour. We keep on going – even if we can’t see…

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Good Mental Health Support | A Good Fit

Apr 26, 2022

Are you looking for good mental health support? 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,…

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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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ZERO DOLLAR 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. That’s why we’ve created a zero dollar…

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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 stuck in the dam mud on the bank 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 feel…

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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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