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Supporting your work colleague

During Mental Health Week and beyond, take the time to notice whether you have a work colleague who is struggling. You may see that they are becoming withdrawn or not coping with their workload.

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Mental Health Week

This Sunday is World Mental Health Day and the start of Mental Health Week in Australia. The theme this year is Do You See What I See? It’s a campaign that challenges some of the stereotypes and perceptions of mental illness.

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RU OK? Day

Today is RU OK? Day, a chance to start a conversation with a friend who is struggling to cope. If you’ve noticed your friend is less chatty than usual or avoiding social activities, trust your gut instinct and ask them how they are going.

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Self-care for suicide affected

If someone you know has shared their thoughts of suicide with you, you want to support them, but at the same time, you may be feeling overwhelmed and anxious. It’s important to take the time to also look after your own wellbeing and self-care.

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Stigma around suicide: World Suicide Prevention Day

While attention and support for mental health and mental illness continue to grow, and positive steps are being taken, the stigma around suicide continues.

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Take a minute, change a life World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day is about taking the time to notice what’s happening with your family, friends and workmates.

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