Dr. Happy

Dr. Tim Sharp is Australia’s very own ‘Dr. Happy’, at the forefront of the positive psychology movement and founder of The Happiness Institute.

A sought after public speaker, consultant, best-selling author, news columnist and a regular on Australian and International television, Dr. Happy is widely regarded as a leader in mental health and the authority on all things happiness in Australia.

With three degrees, including a Ph.D in psychology, plus an impressive record as an academic, clinician and coach, Dr. Happy is a passionate professional with a wealth of experience both in the field and the media.

To find out more about The Happiness Institute, visit drhappy.com.au

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Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental Health in the Workplace

Dr. Happy

Did you know that approximately 1 in 4 or 5 people will experience an episode of mental illness each year? According to psychologist Dr. Happy, “thankfully these days no one needs any excuse or special occasion to discuss the important and global issue of mental health. Every workplace and every team can be affected by mental health and every team leader needs to have an understanding of how to recognise warning signs and how to respond appropriately”. In this article, Dr. Happy shares his expert advice on managing mental health in the workplace.

Category:Mental Health
The Mental Health Benefits of Reading

The Mental Health Benefits of Reading

Dr. Happy

Want to boost your mental health, enhance your brain functioning or even improve your sleep? Well we have some great news for you! According to Mental Health expert and HIF blogger, Dr. Happy, “It’s as simple as reading! Reading can protect your brain against decline. You’ve probably heard the age-old saying, “use it or lose” it, and this is just as true for your brain as it is for other parts of your body.” In this article, Dr. Happy shares his advice on the benefits of picking up a good book and turning the pages.

Category:Mental Health
How to Stay Stress Free at Work

How to Stay Stress Free at Work

Dr. Happy
According to HIF Mental Health professional, Dr. Happy , "Stress should not be seen as an entirely negative thing. In fact, quite the opposite. Enjoy and welcome stress to a point; the point at which it helps and motivates you. At the same time, however, do all you can and use those around you to ensure that the level of stress in your working life does not exceed that tipping point where it has a deleterious effect on your performance, health or wellbeing." With this in Mind, Dr. Happy shares his top tips on “How can we effectively manage stress at work and use it to our advantage”.
Category:Mental Health
Men's Mental Health Week - Why Don’t Men Seek Help for Physical and Mental Health Problems?

Men's Mental Health Week - Why Don’t Men Seek Help for Physical and Mental Health Problems?

Dr. Happy
Did you know that today is the start of National Men’s Mental Health Week? This year's theme - "Men and Families: Making Healthy Connections" explores the different ways families support the health and wellbeing of men and boys, and the positive contributions they make to their families. The focus is on healthy connections and exploring ways these can look like. To celebrate Men's Mental Health Week, we caught up with our Mental Health expert, Dr. Happy to discuss how we can make a positive difference in the lives of men and boys.  
Category:Mental Health
Staying Motivated - Tips for Achieving Your Goals

Staying Motivated - Tips for Achieving Your Goals

Dr. Happy
Do you struggle to find the motivation to achieve your goals? Maybe you’ve slowed down at work, or you’re not exercising as often as you used to? Whatever your reason, don’t worry – we know it doesn’t take much for commitment levels to slip sometimes. In this post, Dr. Happy discusses ten powerful tips you need to think about in order to muster up some energy and motivation.
Category:Mental Health
10 Ways to Stay Calm, Cool and be Patient

10 Ways to Stay Calm, Cool and be Patient

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Have you ever wished you could keep your cool more often? According to mental health professional, Dr. Happy, "Well, if you’re human then you probably answered “YES”. Why? Because we all get frustrated and we all feel upset sometimes and we all find patience much more difficult than we’d like! This is normal; this is part of being human!" In his latest article for HIF, Dr. Happy shares his top ten tips on how to achieve calmness more often. 
Category:Mental Health
7 Ways to Switch Off From Work Without Feeling Guilty

7 Ways to Switch Off From Work Without Feeling Guilty

Dr. Happy
Do you struggle to switch off from work without feeling guilty? According to mental health professional Dr. Happy, "Technology advances have meant we can do almost anything from almost anywhere which can be wonderful in so many different ways but it can also be stressful and problematic if we feel we can’t ever “switch off” and get away from work. We all need to take breaks, and if we believe we can’t do this because we need to always be available then “burn out” can occur; a form of stress, anxiety and depression that in the worst-case scenarios can have significant health and wellbeing consequences." With this in mind, Dr. Happy shares his guilt-free guide on how to switch off from work. 
Category:Mental Health
Why You Should NOT Try to Have a Good Day!

Why You Should NOT Try to Have a Good Day!

Dr. Happy
Throughout January, you probably heard and read a lot of people talking and writing about how to have a great year and that probably sounds like a pretty good idea. However, our very own mental health blogger, Dr Happy suggests "DON'T aim to have a great year...because a whole year of greatness, happiness and success is just not possible! Instead I suggest aiming for happy moments. At the end of the day (or week or year) it's likely a few things would have gone wrong. But it’s also extremely likely that some things, possibly many things, "went right"!" In his latest article for HIF, Dr. Happy shares his top tips on to look at your day. 
Category:Mental Health
Why you need NOTHING more for happiness...

Why you need NOTHING more for happiness...

Dr. Happy

Running errands. Doing the school run. Making dinner. Going to work. Getting some exercise. We live stressful and busy lives, whether we notice it or not. We are always juggling schedules, commitments and even when we think we’re relaxing, we’re usually thinking about something we have to do. We never really take the time to recharge out batteries, clear our heads and gain a fresh perspective on our day-to-day lives. But according to our mental health professional, Dr. Happy, it actually doesn’t take much at all to reboost our mental health, simply doing "nothing at all" is sometimes all we need. 

Category:Mental Health
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