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If you made a New Year’s resolution last month, have you kept it? If not, you are not alone in abandoning your plans to lose weight, get to the gym, or quit smoking. By the time February rolls around, it is estimated that 80 percent of resolutions have already failed. Let’s take a look at why?
24 Jan 2022
Despite the increase in research, inadequate sleep due to sleep disorders, work schedules and chaotic lifestyles continue to threaten health and safety. Modern pressure to use time 24 hours a day have led to shift work and a world where practically everything operates 24/7.
4 Jan 2022
For some of us, Christmas is a joyous time, one filled with celebrations of familial love and cheer. But for many of us, it can be a difficult time filled with stress, anxiety and loneliness. There are many reasons why we might struggle to cope during the festive season. Let’s look at the causes and remedies for the anxiety creep that we can experience around this time.
21 Dec 2021
A look at the mental and physical benefits of bodily movement and how to find ways to incorporate more into our lives.
9 Dec 2021
Christmas is often a time for families to come together and celebrate with tables laden with festive food and gifts piled under the Christmas tree. Unfortunately, this is not always with case, with some people experiencing increased financial stress, family challenges and loneliness.
26 Nov 2021
What do we mean when we talk about self-compassion? Is important and could it help us in our daily lives?
19 Nov 2021
Susie Biggin is a Wellbeing Coordinator at Lifeline WA. Her role includes supporting colleagues and volunteers who may be experiencing work related stress. Susie’s role encourages individuals to focus on their self-care and identify avenues of support for a wide range of issues.
4 Oct 2021
It may seem like an easy thing to do, to pick up the phone, to dial six digits, but until we start talking, we may only then find out how difficult it truly was for you to call Lifeline. There’s a moment before someone on the other end of the line answers the call.
31 Aug 2021
Casey has been a part of Lifeline WA since 2017, first as a Telephone Crisis Supporter, then a Lifeline WA workshop trainer before transitioning to become a Telephone Crisis Support Trainer this year. As an important member of the Lifeline WA family, Casey knows how hard it can be for a person to ask someone about suicide.
18 Aug 2021
Lifeline WA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elder’s past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.
9 Jul 2021
Can the benefits of volunteering go beyond the value of serving the community and common good, and be measured by improvements in your mental health and wellbeing?
6 Jul 2021
This year has seen many people struggling emotionally more than ever. Talking things through with someone can be really helpful, but it can be difficult to know what to do or say when someone tells you they’re not OK. We chat to Lifeline Crisis Supporters to find out how to navigate these difficult conversations.
30 Jun 2021
As we approach the season of exams and final assessments, it is important to be aware of how you are managing stress and anxiety.
15 Jun 2021
Here at Lifeline WA, we love National Volunteer Week. It is an opportunity to shine a light on all the volunteers that make Lifeline WA a special place...
19 May 2021
IDAHOBIT (international day against homophobia biphobia, interphobia and transphobia) is marked as the international day of LGBTIQ+ inclusion. On the 17th of May, people from over 130 countries raise awareness...
17 May 2021
Mother’s Day for mothers who have lost their children can be a painful experience. Lifeline WA’s Grief and Bereavement Counsellor Joyce De Haas and a special friend to Lifeline WA, Collette Wright, explain how family ...
6 May 2021
Mother’s Day in Australia initially began as a day to promote peace and the support of women in the 1920s. Despite the day now being considered more of a Hallmark holiday, many still value the opportunity to come toge...
28 Apr 2021
Separation can be a difficult time for families, particularly for children, who are often confused about changes in their lives. Lifeline WA’s free Separated Mums and Dads program is a unique service that provides support to parents and their children...
23 Apr 2021
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