Writing as a self-care activity for better mental health

Whether you have a mental health condition or not, you’ve probably heard the term ‘self-care’ used plenty of times before. While self-care shouldn’t replace medical or psychological treatment, self-care activities can be effective in helping to maintain health and wellbeing. There are lots of different forms of self-care activities, but one of the most time

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14 ways to get a grip on your travel anxiety, by planning ahead

Travelling the world is one of my favourite things to do in life, but because I’m out of my comfort zone experiencing new places, food and people, it can exacerbate my social anxiety. One of the most helpful strategies I’ve developed to help me cope with travel-related anxiety is to plan and prepare as much

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Ultimate checklist: how to cope with stress and anxiety

When you experience stress and anxiety, these emotions can be so intense and all-absorbing that it’s hard to get past them. Whenever you start to feel the tension build up when you’re under pressure, tick off the items in this checklist to help you remain calm. Here’s my ultimate checklist of ways to cope with

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The unexpected thing that happens when you open up about anxiety

Living with a mental health issue can feel very isolating. It can be challenging to relate to those around you and you might struggle to explain why this is. I know talking about your experience can feel overwhelming and scary, but with more Australians dying from suicide every year than skin cancer*, and anxiety being

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14 random things that are a big deal when you have social anxiety

When you have social anxiety, little, everyday things that wouldn’t bother a ‘normal’ person, can take on a life of their own and seem like a really big deal. Yes, I know that they may seem inconsequential to you, if you’ve never had to live with chronic anxiety. But that’s the point. These are 14

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