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April 24, 2024
Managing psychosocial hazards in the workplace

    There’s a new term in the lexicon of mental health that’s currently attracting a lot of attention. ‘Psychosocial’ refers to the combined influence of individual psychological factors and social environment — an influence which determines how ‘psychologically healthy’ a situation is. The term has become popular in the workplace, with ‘psychosocial hazards’ referring […]

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April 10, 2024
The psychology of workplace bullying

  Bullying is a behaviour many of us expect to leave behind in the schoolyard. We may think of it as occurring at a certain stage of adolescent development, part of our early group identification where we define ourselves by the people we want to be like versus the people who are outside the norm.  […]

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April 10, 2024
Neurodiversity: The many states of mental health

  For most of human history, neurological disorders have been misunderstood, mistreated or simply ignored. In fact, it wasn’t until 1998 that Australian sociologist Judy Singer first coined the term neurodiversity.  The concept suggests that no two minds are exactly alike and that our behaviour doesn’t fit into a ‘box’ but forms part of a […]

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March 30, 2024
Don’t Delay Mental Health Crises – Become First Aid Trainer Online & Become An MFHA Hero (Australia)

Become first aid trainer in today’s fast-paced world where mental health crises are increasingly common. As per the Australian Bureau of Statistics, approximately 1 in 5 Australians aged 16-85 encounters a mental health condition annually. These crises can occur unexpectedly to anyone, anywhere. However, there’s no need to feel powerless. By equipping yourself with the […]

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March 27, 2024
5 Reasons to Get Your Mental Health First Aid Certificate Online: Champion Wellbeing from Your Couch

Become a MFHA hero with mental health first aid certificate online training. Learn from experts at Your First Aid Trainer.

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January 27, 2024
Supporting Adolescents: Youth Mental Health First Aid Australia Assistance

Navigating Adolescence: Supporting Youth Mental Health First Aid Australia. Empower young minds for resilience.

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January 18, 2024
What is Youth Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a program run in Australia (with similar programs all over the world) that considers mental health problems in the same way as a physical emergency. The course teaches participants to become Mental Health First Aiders, qualified people who can spot and approach those with either;  A developing mental health […]

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December 28, 2023
Feeling isolated over the break?

The holidays are (hopefully) a time for rest and relaxation. But the sudden transition from working in an office or studying can be jarring, particularly when we don’t have any plans.
Our lives can be so wrapped up in our routines that breaking away leaves us feeling isolated and alone. The people we’re used to seeing day in and day out are away.

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December 21, 2023
Coping with the holiday stress

The holiday or Christmas period is often presented as a joyous occasion, filled with family, presents, and relaxation. But underneath this expectation lies a lot of stress. In this blog, we cover a range of associated holiday stresses, from spending to coping with loneliness and depression.

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September 21, 2023
Recognizing the Signs: A Guide to Identifying Mental Health Distress

Over a period of time mental health concerns have become increasingly prevalent. Recognizing the signs of mental health distress is crucial for providing timely support and intervention to individuals in need. Mental Health First Aid training plays a vital role in equipping individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to identify these signs and offer […]

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