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What makes us truly happy?

March 20 is the International Day of Happiness. It’s a timely reminder of what truly makes people happy.

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How talking to a counsellor can help with your anger

Anger is a normal feeling that everyone feels at some point. If you find that anger is affecting your job, relationships, wellbeing or physical health then it may be time to think about how you can keep things under control.

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What is family violence and domestic violence?

You have probably heard the terms domestic violence and family violence. But what is the difference between the two and what do they mean?

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Relationships and coming out

Big life changes (even positive ones) can be stressful. Since coming out is one of the bigger decisions in life, doing so may bring further challenges or place strain on a relationship.

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Helping someone who is experiencing culture shock

Huge life changes can be very stressful. There are few changes as big as moving to a new country. Here’s some advice on how to help someone who is experiencing culture shock.

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Is loneliness a disease?

An estimated 5.6 million Australians are affected by loneliness. Most of us have felt lonely at some point in our lives, but historically, the true impact of loneliness on mental health and wellbeing has not been fully understood. Thankfully, that mindset is changing.

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How do you stop a bad habit?

Are you struggling with motivation for that New Year’s resolution? Did you fall back into a bad habit that you were determined to quit? Have you tried several times to change something in your life? There’s a reason why change is much harder than it seems.

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Why is chroming harmful?

Chroming is when you get high by breathing in or inhaling a chemical like petrol, glue, paint or solvent. Although people of all ages engage in chroming, it happens most often among young people and teenagers.

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Common marriage counselling myths

The idea of marriage counselling may seem scary or shameful to some people. In truth, seeing a relationship counsellor can do a lot of good for you and your partner or spouse.

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Meeting the challenges of retirement

Most people look forward to their retirement. But did you know that depression and anxiety are quite widespread among retirees? Here are some tips on how to prepare for a happy retirement.