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How to support a friend who isn’t coping

Do you have a friend who is overwhelmed and not coping with life right now? Knowing the best way to support a friend can be challenging, particularly if you’re not sure what is wrong. Here are some signs to look out for when you think your friend isn’t coping and some things you can do to help.

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Most popular blogs of 2020

As 2020 comes to a close, let’s take a look at the most popular blog topics over the past 12 months that have resonated with our readers and community. If you’re concerned about your mental health, speak to a CAREinMIND professional counsellor. We’re available 24/7.

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Ways to manage loneliness

Most people have experienced loneliness at some point in their life. For Victorians, many of us would have felt it even more during the pandemic restrictions. A preliminary study suggests that 1 in 2 Australians felt lonelier since the coronavirus. Many situations can cause loneliness, but the good news is, there are things we can do to manage it.

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How to survive your child’s public tantrum

Raising a child can be challenging. But nothing tests you more than trying to contain and control a child throwing a tantrum in public while keeping your cool.

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How to balance working from home with living from home

Remote working isn’t the future of how employees work, it’s already here. But sometimes balancing working from home with living from home can be difficult.

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10 Songs to turn your frown upside down

Ten simple pick-me-ups, and the soundtrack to listen to whilst doing them.

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How can I make my relationship better?

Having a healthy relationship is key to maintaining positive mental health. If you’re in an unhealthy relationship you most likely will be feeling worried, unhappy and trapped – all things that might see you slip into bouts of anxiety or depression, which can lead to longer term health risks. View our tips on how to stay in a healthy relationship.

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Protecting yourself and others online during COVID-19

It’s never been more important to stay virtually connected. Yet increased internet usage has seen a rise in cyber bullying, phishing scams, conspiracies and misinformation. Here we look at the current risks of engaging online, as well as ways to help others (particularly young people) combat these and stay safe online.

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Staying on top of working from home during COVID-19

Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, many people have found themselves working from home. There are many benefits to working from home, as well as some pitfalls. Here we look at some of the challenges and how to stay on top of working from home.

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Physical, mental, and financial support during COVID-19

COVID-19 has led many of us to feel concerned about our health. One of the best ways to protect our health is to know where to go for support. Here, we have complied some tips for keeping safe, as well as resources for practical support, including support options available if your job, financial or housing situation has been impacted by this crisis.