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Mental Health Week 2018

Mental Health Week 2018

Dr. Happy
The week of October 7 to October 13 is officially “Mental Health Week”. But what is it? And why do we need it? We caught up with Mental health professional, Dr. Happy to hear his thoughts on mental health in Australia and why it’s so important to raise awareness and constructive action around this subject that too many of us often keep private.
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Making changes – you know what you want to do but here’s how to do it

Making changes – you know what you want to do but here’s how to do it

Dr. Happy

It's great to have goals. Often, our goals are about changes we want to make in our lives - like eating right, getting fit, or doing better at work or school. The easy part is knowing what change you want to make, but the challenge is planning how to get there and sticking to it. With this in mind, mental health expert Dr. Happy, shares his simple strategy on how to achieve your goals by implementing positive changes.

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What Is a Therapy Dog and What Do They Do?

What Is a Therapy Dog and What Do They Do?

Laura V

Did you know over 20,000 Australians enjoy a visit from a therapy dog each week? According to animal behaviourist, Laura V, “For the everyday person, the hug of a dog, the wagging of a tail and their unconditional love makes us all feel better. Therapy dogs though are carefully selected and trained to assist with the mental and physical wellbeing of people, who are often experiencing some sort of chronic illness or stress.” With this in mind, Laura V shares some of the incredible ways canines are helping people with a variety of disorders or disabilities to get them through their day.

The Simple Question That Could Change Or Even Save A Life – R U OK?

The Simple Question That Could Change Or Even Save A Life – R U OK?

Dr. Happy

Did you know that 8 people take their lives each and every day in Australia? And for every one of these people who takes their lives approximately another 20 make an attempt to take their lives.  According to Psychologist and mental health expert, Dr. Happy, “Not everyone suffering mental ill-health will be curled up in a corner or tucked under their doona. Many more, in fact, will be sitting beside you on the bus or train, at work, or chatting to you over coffee or lunch. Take a minute, then, to ask ALL your friends and family, your colleagues and acquaintances if they’re OK today; it won’t take up much of your time and I guarantee it won’t be something you regret.”  In this article, Dr. Happy shares his own personal experience with mental health and the advice he has to offer.

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Mental Illness Prevalence in FIFO Workers and How It Affects the Whole Family

Mental Illness Prevalence in FIFO Workers and How It Affects the Whole Family

Dr. Happy

Did you know that mental illness among Tradies is 6-7% higher than the general population? As a culture dominated by the “tough male” stereotype (i.e. a man, that is, who doesn’t complain or seek help), this means that between 70-80% are suffering excessively and more importantly in silence. As August is “Tradies’ National Health Month (TNHM)”, we asked our mental health expert and psychologist, Dr. Happy to discuss the importance about speaking out about mental ill-health and encouraging others to speak out and seek help too.

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Is Binge Watching Bad For Your Mental Health?

Is Binge Watching Bad For Your Mental Health?

Dr. Happy

Did you know on average, a typical Netflix user watches at least 12 hours of TV each week; which is almost 2 hours each and every day. According to Mental Health expert and HIF blogger, Dr. Happy, “Most users don’t spread out their viewing evenly. Rather, many binge watch episodes or series on a regular basis. After the pleasure and excitement can come tiredness and exhaustion. Some viewers have even reported feeling depressed they have no more episodes to watch!” With this in mind, Dr. Happy shares his do’s and don’ts when it comes to binge watching your next series.

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Tips to manage stress for new dads

Tips to manage stress for new dads

Dr. Happy

Are you about to become a dad for the first time? There’s no doubt that change can be exciting as well as daunting. According to mental health professional, Dr. Happy, “Rarely in life are we so quickly thrown new demands and expected to master them so fast. Parenting, it could be said, is the ultimate oxymoron! At the same time, however, it’s important to remember that like almost everything else in life, this challenge can be met.” With this is mind, Dr. Happy shares his top 10 tips for managing stress as a new father.

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.

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