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CAREinMIND wellbeing blog

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Benefits of volunteering

Did you know volunteering offers a wide range of mental, physical and social health benefits?

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What is mindfulness meditation?

Never tried mindfulness? It’s probably nothing like you think it is.

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The mental and emotional challenges of quitting smoking

Trying to quit smoking? You probably know about the physical symptoms of nicotine withdrawal. But have you considered the emotional and psychological reasons that make smoking such a hard habit to beat?

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What is stress? Identifying stress symptoms

Just about everybody knows what it means to be stressed out. But what exactly is it about stress that changes how you behave?

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What are unhealthy coping mechanisms?

Gambling, alcohol and substance abuse are major issues across areas of northern, western and central Melbourne. So why do so many people keep engaging in this behaviour if they know it’s harmful?

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8 reasons why there could be a lack of intimacy in your relationship

A lack of intimacy in a relationship can often be a symptom of something else not being right.

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Coping with separation later in life

The end of a relationship is almost always a difficult and painful period. Underlying the negative feelings of relationship coming to an end is the fact that a divorce or separation is at its heart a loss.

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Age and depression

While it’s true that a high proportion of elderly people experience depression for a variety of reasons, depression itself is not a natural part of ageing.

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What’s the difference between loneliness and social isolation?

Contrary to popular belief, loneliness and social isolation are not one and the same. The way in which they are experienced varies considerably among individuals.

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Recognising when anger is a problem

Anger is a normal and natural response to a stressful or threatening situation. Everyone gets angry from time to time and for most people, it’s a temporary feeling. However, anger can become a problem when it happens often enough to affect daily life.