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Info Sheets: Health & Wellbeing

Health & Wellbeing

 

Health and wellbeing is a broad topic that covers anything from diet and nutrition through to self-care that promotes either physical or mental health (sometimes both at the same time). The information sheets are listed in no particular order but the newest ones will always be displayed at the top, so check back in from time to time for new information. 

 

Meal Planning for Shift workers

Some pointers and ideas to help with shift-work meal and snack planning

Recently back in the media is the un-surprising news that, regardless of how robust and healthy your habits, it’s harder to consistently eat well when you work alternating shifts rather than traditional work hours.


Music has been scientifically proven to influence our emotions, stimulate memory and brain processing, and affect our physiology. 

What would you include in your wellbeing playlist?

Music & Wellbeing


FOOD for your SOUL

Whole foods vs processed foods, organic or conventional, genetically modified foods, superfoods, essential nutrients, powerful antioxidants.

Great attention is given to the foods we use to nourish and sustain our bodies, but equally important are the thoughts we use to nourish and energise our mind, spirit, and soul.


Walk Yourself Fit

You walk every day without giving it a thought, but what if you could unlock a better, fitter, stronger you?

There are four basic errors when it comes to the human walk, and they interrupt everything, from efficiency to posture to joint health.


Self Care

Workbook

Self Care Strategies

A workbook to help promote .emotional wellbeing.

This workbook has been prepared to assist individuals who are interested in learning strategies that promote good mental health and wellbeing. It is a collection of a range of information and work sheets that may help in becoming more aware of your emotional health, and/or improving symptoms.


Self Care

Assessment 

 

Practical Tools

This is a questionnaire to complete in your own time. How many of these self care strategies do you use and how often? Hopefully you will find some new ideas or perhaps you will be reminded of activities that you have let slip.


Everyday Stress

Australian Psychological Society Poster

Stress is often described as a feeling of being overloaded, wound-up, tense and worried. Learning to handle stress in healthy ways is important. Fortunately, it’s easy to learn simple techniques that help.

Click here to watch clip (1.4 mins)


Get Serious about Self Care

Start here and now

Whilst self-care is important to everyone, it is particularly necessary for those in professions that place them on the front line of human suffering and distress.


Self Compassion

What is self compassion?

Having compassion for oneself is very similar to having compassion for other people.Every day we make decisions about how we respond to other people.Research tells us that self-compassion can increase emotional resilience, self-awareness and caring behaviour.


Gratitude

Gratitude - not just for the good times

Gratitude, like mindfulness, has become such a buzz-word that it can be easy to dismiss as yet another passing fad. However, also like mindfulness, there is significant scientific support for the psychological and the physiological benefits of consciously incorporating acts of gratitude into our daily lives.


Let's Get  Physical

Let's talk about exercise

There is no shortage of evidence supporting the claim that exercise is not only great for our physical health, but it is also excellent for our mental health.


What is Mindfulness?

 

Mind Full or Mindful?

Mindfulness is a special way of paying attention that can help with how you cope with everyday life or deal with tough times, and there are great benefits for your physical and mental health. Mindfulness is about training yourself to pay attention in a specific way.


Mindful Eating

6 ways to become a mindful eater

  1. Mindful eaters don’t eat until they are “full.”
  2. Mindful eaters pace themselves.
  3. Mindful eaters are “Choosy.”
  4. Mindful eaters are forgiving and flexible.
  5. Mindful eaters tend to gauge their hunger first before taking a bite.
  6.  Mindful eaters break out of old habits. 

Let's Talk About Mental Health

What is Mental Health Week? Why is it important?

1 in 5 Australians are affected by mental illness, yet many don’t seek help because of stigma.

How well do you look after yourself? Where would you go for support?