Every year, when November comes around, the big build up to Christmas and New Year begins. Shopping centres overload our senses with the lights and sounds of Christmas, and brands convince us that their products will surely change our lives, if only we buy them.
For Peter Lear, who spends his days working with men who use violence, men’s health is more than just physical. As the Program Lead of CatholicCare’s Safer Families Program, Peter hopes Men’s Health Week this year invites conversations that highlight the connection between physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
Australians have been through a tumultuous time. 2021 will be a year to remember and not always for the best reasons. But while it is easy to get bogged down in all those negative memories and associated worry for the future, is it important to reflect as well. What lessons can be learned from this landmark year which can be applied now and into the future?
Raising a family is a rewarding experience, but it comes with its challenges. As kids get older and enter their teenage years, it's not uncommon for the relationship between parent and child to suffer in some ways.
World Kindness Day is held globally on 13 November, celebrating the importance of kindness to oneself, others and the entire world. The day promotes the idea of making the world a better place by carrying out acts of kindness and acknowledging the positive impact kindness has on all of our lives.
As we enter what we hope to be the final phases of the worldwide COVID pandemic, we are still wary of how unsettled the past year has left us. For carers — people who have been providing care and support to those with disabilities, mental health issues, chronic conditions, terminal illnesses, and even old age — it is more important than ever to ensure that they don't forget to care for themselves.
October marks Mental Health Month, a project driven by the Mental Health Foundation Australia (MHFA). It aims to raise awareness and promote discussion around mental health issues, with the ultimate goal of educating and reducing the stigma associated with this branch of health and wellbeing.
Men's Health Week is here, and it’s a perfect time to really start focusing on your physical health. Maybe you need a push to get you motivated, you're not sure what resources are available or you’re someone who wants to get help getting fit but you don’t know where to start.