Anxiety is the most commonly diagnosed mental health disorder in the Western World. This condition ranges from rational fears to irrational phobias and can debilitate people to the degree it impacts on their ability to work and live life normally.
This short presentation will:
– Explain what anxiety is and why people become anxious
– Outline the common indicators of anxiety
– Provide an overview of the 5 types of anxiety
– Give you 8 strategies for effectively managing anxiety.
How’s your Relationship?
Without healthy relationships we can feel ‘lonely’ and ‘isolated’. The FIFO/DIDO lifestyle can also amplify these feelings. So what is the state of your relationship with your partner? Does it need a bit of work or ‘fine tuning’, perhaps an ‘overhaul’, or are you just looking to take it to the next level? Let’s face it, most of us could be doing a bit better when it comes to our close personal relationships. This session will have a look at some Do’s and Don’ts in your relationship, aiming to help you build a stronger, more intimate relationship with your significant other.
Habits! The Good, The Bad & The Ugly!
Habits are routine behaviours which are engaged in with little or no conscious thought or mental preparation. Whether it’s parking a car, exercising, eating food, brushing your teeth or any other routine activity what you do follows the same behavioral and mental patterns. While most of our habits are beneficial and essential for everyday living, we all have habits that may be disturbing to others, or destructive to our well-being. This presentation will provide an insight into how habits are formed and maintained. Most importantly, the session will outline the keys to dealing with an undesirable or costly habit and provide strategies for maintaining the changes you have made.
Take a moment or two to brush up on your time management skills! We’ll review self-management and check-in on whether you need to build or re-build your discipline to concentrate and focus on the task at hand amid a deluge of internal and external demands and distractions … which can foster “Monkey Mind”. We’ll revisit some effective time management skills people use to boost their productivity, including a dip into mindfulness and emptying mental clutter.
Many people find the pressures of work, family life, time constraints and challenging inter-personal situations can make stressful demands on their sense of well-being. While we hear a lot about using stress management, the reality is, stress management is self-management that leads to building personal resilience. The process is not complicated. Knowing what to do, then choosing to develop and apply a set of basic and effective strategies can increase your personal resilience and boost your confidence to deal with the demands of day-to-day work duties and personal pressures.
Men are generally pretty bad at making friends – especially with other guys. However, research shows that men crave and need close relationships just as much as women. Chronic loneliness poses serious risks to our cognition, emotion, and physical and mental health, and can even contribute to an earlier death. In this webinar we will explore some of the barriers to men making friends with other men, and learn ways to form strong and lasting connections with other guys.
Improving Your Sleep
This session will cover:
– Why sleep is important for physical and mental health – How much sleep you need
– Improving your sleep habits
– Recognising common sleep problems
– Dealing with insomnia
– Where to get help for serious sleep problems
Celebrating World Kindness Day: Being Kind to yourself & Others
World Kindness Day: 13th of November
World Kindness Day promotes connecting with others and making the world a better place by being kind to our fellow humans. This presentation will discuss the benefits of being kind and compassionate towards others and ourselves and how we might do this.
Perinatal Anxiety & Depression
Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Awareness Week:
11th – 17th of November
Perinatal anxiety and depression constitute a long term major public health issue in Australia. It is estimated one-fifth of women assessed during late pregnancy and reviewed at 2,4 and 6-8 months after birth had an anxiety disorder. This session considers such topics as symptoms of perinatal anxiety, screening for it, management of prenatal anxiety and possible detrimental effects of it on infants and families.
Mental Health, Diet & Exercise
We all experience varying degrees of stress at different times in our life. There are things that we can do right now to protect our mental health and make ourselves more resilient when faced with the challenges that life throws at us. Don’t wait until things snowball out of control as early intervention is important. Looking after mental health is no different from looking after physical health. Just like with poor physical health, certain factors can either increase or decrease the likelihood of developing poor mental health. Two areas that impact on our mental health and our coping are diet and exercise.
Understanding Domestic & Family Violence
White Ribbon Day: 22nd of November
Disagreements are a normal part of a healthy relationship. Both parties should be able to put forward their opinions and overcome their problems. However, in a relationship where Domestic and Family Violence is occurring, the situation is very different. One person in the relationship uses abuse and or violence to control the other person.
This presentation will examine the following aspects of Domestic and Family Violence:
– Understanding Domestic and Family Violence;
– Types of Domestic Violence;
– The Cycle of Violence;
– Domestic Violence Statistics;
– Barriers to Leaving an Abusive Relationship;
– The impact of Domestic Violence on Victims and Workplaces;
– Domestic Violence Leave Legislation.
Choice or Change? Locus of Control & Mental Health
Locus of control is a psychological construct. A person who assumes that control of their life comes from within have an internal locus of control, whereas a person who assumes that control of their life comes from outside have an external locus of control. An external locus of control is a predictor of good mental health and can be learned.
Along with depression and anxiety, stress leads the way in terms of commonly problematic workplace mental health issues. This stress webinar outlines the biological foundations of the stress response in humans. It is identified that stress is a useful thing as well as problematic (generally termed distress). Some tips on managing our personal stress are provided and also guidance on how to help others and we de-bunk some common myths regarding stress.