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Mental health

Good mental health is a sense of wellbeing, confidence and self-esteem. It enables us to fully enjoy and appreciate other people, day-to-day life and our environment

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Flying Doctor Mental Health programs | Royal Flying Doctor Service

The Royal Flying Doctor Service provides Mental Health programs and services to those living in rural and remote Australia.

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Available support under Medicare for perinatal mental health - COPE

COPE's purpose is to prevent and improve the quality of life of those living with emotional and mental health problems that occur prior to and within the perinatal period.

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Choosing teenage mental health services | Raising Children Network

If you’re choosing teenage mental health services for your child, it’s vital to look for services that suit your child’s and family’s needs. Here’s how.

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Mental health conditions in children

It's estimated that around one in seven Australian kids experience mental health difficulties and about half of all serious mental health problems in adulthood begin before the age of 14.

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Rural mental health

“People often say, ‘I don’t know what to say so I don’t say anything at all.’’ But, those of us living in these communities, we know each other well. We’re in the best position to notice when the stress is getting too much. We just need to be ready to look out for each other, stay connected, ask if we’re ok; and, if the answer is ‘No’, then know where to go get help.” - Stephanie Robinson, Lifeline Central West

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Unemployment and mental health

If you’re experiencing unemployment or financial insecurity, supporting your mental health is key.

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Mental health conditions in pregnancy - COPE

COPE's purpose is to prevent and improve the quality of life of those living with emotional and mental health problems that occur prior to and within the perinatal period.

Read more on COPE - Centre of Perinatal Excellence website

Bushfires and mental health

People may be at risk of developing anxiety or depression after experiencing a traumatic event such as the current bushfire crisis.

Read more on Beyond Blue website

Maternal mental health and wellbeing

Depression and anxiety can affect anyone at any time – but we know women are more likely to experience these conditions during pregnancy and the year following the birth of a baby (also known as the perinatal period).

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