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Benefits of sleep – why sleep is good for your mental health

We may not think about sleep too much, but we know that it is beneficial in some way. We often feel ‘out of sorts’ after a bad night’s sleep but are ready to take on anything after a good night’s sleep. So what are the benefits of sleep for our mental health and why is sleep so important?

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Neighbour Day – The power of social interaction and community

Neighbour Day, Australia’s annual celebration of community, is taking place on 25 March. The #NeighbourDay campaign encourages us to connect with people who live in our neighbourhood. It is also a great time to look at the ways participation in social and community events boosts our mental health and wellbeing.

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Why the pressure to be happy can make us unhappy

Our obsession with happiness and positivity is a relatively modern phenomenon. Ironically though, striving to ‘achieve happiness’ could be making us unhappy. Here are 5 reasons why trying to be happy could be making us unhappy.

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Myths about suicide

To help break the stigma of talking about suicide, SuicideLine Victoria is looking at some of the common suicide myths and facts. We hope this will help you reach out to someone in your life who may be overwhelmed and not coping.

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Positive self-talk

1 March 2018 saw World Compliment Day grow as a worldwide initiative. Originating in the Netherlands, World Compliment Day was created to be ‘the most positive day in the world’, which also means being positive to yourself! Complimenting yourself using self-talk can help you process your day, your experiences and impact your feelings.

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When to take a mental health day

Sometimes we may find ourselves taking our physical health more seriously than our mental health. Here SuicideLine Victoria looks at some signs you may be in need of a mental health day.

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Tips for developing a positive relationship

Healthy happy relationships don’t just happen on their own, they take a lot of work and commitment from both parties. Here are 6 tips to get you started toward a positive relationship.

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How to cope with a bad day

We all have bad days. No matter what the cause, you have the power to turn it around! Try some of these tips to get your day back on track.

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The link between physical and mental health, plus some ideas to get you moving!

Research suggests there is a link between our physical and mental health, with regular exercise aiding wellbeing through the production of ‘feel good’ chemicals. Read our tips to get moving.

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How do I talk to someone after a suicide attempt?

Discovering someone you care about has attempted to take their life can be a shock. You may find it hard to understand what led up to that point and why you were not able to help. It can be difficult to find the right words when you’re feeling quite emotional yourself. SuicideLine Victoria has some suggestions on how to start the conversation.

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