Tag: Community

  Silver Lining

This article is about the importance of people receiving social support after natural disasters to assist their mental health as a key part of their recovery. The recent Australian bushfires have revealed a great deal of goodwill in this way.

  Family Foibles

This article is about those for whom Christmas is not such a joyous time because of painful childhood memories.

  Shared Courage

This article relates to the great work being done by Foundation 61 with members of the community who are recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. It follows a session spent with Foundation 61 residents for the TV wellbeing show, Destination Happiness.

  Know Thyself

The conviction of Cardinal Pell for serious sexual crimes against children is starkly confronting. This article explores the idea of a shadow side and how one can mislead those around them as to the nature of their true character. If we can deceive ourselves by playing down or disowning our less attractive characteristics, we can… Read more »

  The Importance of Building Your Tribe

Clinical psychologist Chris Mackey discusses the importance of building your tribe. When you find the people who you share interests and passions with, it’s important to cultivate those relationships as they can be a tonic for the mind, body and soul. This clip was taken from series 2, episode 5 of Destination Happiness.

  Perfect Storm

This article describes observations surrounding an increase in existential depression amongst bright, creative and resourceful young men in their early years of adulthood.

  Breaking Point

How much of our current mental health crisis is related to a breakdown in social connection? This article examines the work of Dr Hugh Mackay, a psychologist and prominent social researcher, who sought to answer this question in a recent book: Australia Reimagined: Towards a more compassionate, less anxious society.

  Sorry is a Start

Following the national apologies delivered by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten in parliament, this article discusses the positive impact that these apologies may have in the context of the invalidation that someone feels if they experience sexual abuse.

  Happy Medium

Mainstream media can have a particularly important role in promoting positive physical and mental health. This article examines what that role is and why a more positive approach to mainstream media would be beneficial for consumers.

  Better Together

When is it best to compete and when is it best to collaborate? This article looks at the difference between taking a competitive and collaborative approach to a task, particularly in the context of the Thai cave rescue of 12 young soccer players and their coach.