Conditions and treatments Mental health
Girl looks out window Panic attacks How to manage panic attacks Panic attacks can occur in everyday situations; on public transport, on a plane, in a crowded place, at school, work, university or when meeting new people. Danielle Colley Danielle Colley Blogger
Two friends embracing How to help someone with anxiety How to help a friend with anxiety A friend might cancel plans, miss your calls, seem on edge or often says they feel tired or headachy for many reasons. Kathryn Johnson Katheryn Johnson - bio Specialist Mental Health Nurse Adviser at Bupa
Woman lying down on bed feeling anxious Clinical health information Anxiety disorders Anxiety disorders are conditions in which symptoms of anxiety are so severe or occur so regularly, they interfere with everyday life. Nicole Vanderkroef Nicole Vanderkroef Health content specialist
Body image and eating disorders
Friends sitting on a beach Body image and eating disorders Who is affected by eating disorders, and why? It isn’t just adolescent girls who develop eating disorders. This article explains more about the onset of eating disorders, including the main causes. Trudie McConnochie Trudie McConnochie Writer
A doctor going through a checklist with a patient Body image and eating disorders How are eating disorders diagnosed? If you are concerned about an eating disorder, it can be helpful to understand the process of getting help from health professionals. Trudie McConnochie Trudie McConnochie Writer
A woman scraping food into the bin Body image and eating disorders How do you know if someone has an eating disorder? The signs of an eating disorder can be tricky to spot, but being familiar with them can help you get support for yourself or someone you love. Trudie McConnochie Trudie McConnochie Writer
Teenage girl sitting on the grass Suicide Losing a child to suicide – Raj’s story Melbourne dad Raj Wilson lost his daughter to suicide, and he’s drawing on his experience to help lessen the stigma around mental illness. Trudie McConnochie Trudie McConnochie Writer
A child standing in the rain Signs and symptoms of depression Symptoms of depression knowing the signs Psychologist Dr. Sasha Lynn takes a look at the symptoms of depression; what they might look and feel like, and how signs can differ between people. Sasha Lynn Author Dr Sasha Lynn Clinical Psychologist
Davids' story - the day my father took his life Suicide David's story: The day my father took his life "The minute I got the phone call from my mother, and she said my father was missing, the pieces of the jigsaw fell together in my mind and I knew he’d done something drastic." Christie Cooper Christie Cooper Journalist
Living with mental illness
Mother has arm around child sitting on bed Living with mental illness Are you worried about your child self-harming Learn more about how to support your child through concerns of self-harm. Trudie McConnochie Trudie McConnochie Writer
Megan on mental illness Living with mental illness How to succeed at life with mental illness Author, wellness coach and personal trainer Megan Coburn shares how she overcame mental illness and went on to live a full and happy life. See more! Tracy McBeth Tracy McBeth Journalist
Father and daughter sitting in raincoats looking at the forest ahead Living with mental illness To my beloved daughter who has depression This raw, emotional and honest letter was written by a Bupa Executive, to his daughter who has depression. Christie Cooper Christie Cooper Journalist
A young man on a skateboard Schizophrenia My experience with schizophrenia When Shaun Taranto was 22, his life turned upside down. He experienced his first psychotic episode. Shaun opens up about the highs and lows of living with mental illness and shares his journey to recovery. Christie Cooper Christie Cooper Journalist