Mind and body Healthy mind
Overseas Student and Visitor Wellbeing
Man working on laptop sitting with dog Wellbeing 5 key resume tips for international students It can be a daunting document to write, but remember, you have a set of skills, experiences and goals that are uniquely yours. These tips will help you put it down in writing in a way that makes you shine.
Friends hanging out together Wellbeing An international student's guide to making connections If you’re continuing your studies in Australia, or arriving in the new year – now’s a good time to reinforce the importance of making connections. And with these tips, we hope we can help you along the way. Tracy McBeth Tracy McBeth Journalist
Couple walking in nature Wellbeing Harnessing my ADHD superpower When most people think of ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, they may think about children who appear out of control, impulsive or aggressive. In some cases, ADHD is not recognized or diagnosed until the person is an adult. Tracy McBeth Tracy McBeth Journalist
Self care
Barefoot Woman Balancing On A Trunk Self care The therapeutic experience of grounding The process of physically touching one or more natural components of the earth is known as ‘grounding’ or ‘earthing’. Priya Palkar Priya Palkar Health Content Specialist
students studying and talking at home with laptops and notebooks Wellbeing Time for a rethink? Covid has thrown us many challenges but also an opportunity to rethink our careers. Is this a chance to take that new hobby a step further? Anna Oesten-Creasey Health writer Anna Oesten-Creasey Writer
Woman in bed listening to music Self care What is a bedtime routine – and do you need one? Having trouble sleeping? This article, which explains how to wind down for a better night’s sleep. Trudie McConnochie Trudie McConnochie Writer
Technology and health
Sam eating with his daughter Technology and health Sam Wood: How I switch off social Social media was instrumental to Sam Wood’s success but the health and fitness guru and father of three knows it’s a double-edged sword. Tracy McBeth Tracy McBeth Journalist
Couple laughing and using computer together Technology and health Your digital tribe are just a few clicks away “It’s become more important than ever in 2021 for people to turn to digital communities to connect and socialise,” says Pablo Navarro Tara Ali Tara Ali Journalist
Two friends taking a funny selfie outdoors Technology and health How to have a more mindful relationship with social media It’s easy to fall into a pattern of being dependent on social media, which can be unhealthy. We asked an expert for a more balanced approach. Tara Ali Tara Ali Journalist
Wellness
Steps to wellness Combatting loneliness at Christmas Christmas can be a time of mixed emotions; joy, happiness and excitement, but it can also exacerbate feelings of loneliness, sadness or bereavement. Bupa Psychological Health and Safety Leader Chanel Nesci shares some tips to help care for ourselves and those around us this Christmas. Tracy McBeth Tracy McBeth Journalist
Steps to wellness 7 ways to celebrate the AFL Grand Final at home The usual fanfare of Grand Final week in Melbourne might be off this year but the game will go on. We share some COVID safe ways to celebrate finals fever. Tracy McBeth Tracy McBeth Journalist
young women on the beach wearing cloth face masks Steps to wellness Expressions of 2020 As we welcomed 2020 in with an obligatory hug and smooch on the cheek for anyone in arms reach - we had no idea how quickly life would change. Back then phrases like social distancing or flattening the curve hadn’t entered our daily lexicon. Tracy McBeth Tracy McBeth Journalist
Workplace wellbeing
students studying and talking at home with laptops and notebooks Wellbeing Time for a rethink? Covid has thrown us many challenges but also an opportunity to rethink our careers. Is this a chance to take that new hobby a step further? Anna Oesten-Creasey Health writer Anna Oesten-Creasey Writer
Woman looking out over water wearing a backpack Self care How to break the worry cycle Feel like worry is taking over your life? Learn ways to make your thoughts less burdensome, and when to seek out help. Trudie McConnochie Trudie McConnochie Writer
Young woman stands in living room stretching hand to the roof in pyramid pose Wellbeing Three essential work-from-home desk stretches Try these stretching exercises at your desk to help reduce the risk of pain while working from home (and, later, back at the office). Trudie McConnochie Trudie McConnochie Writer
Yoga and meditation
Woman with eyes closed meditating with headphones on Yoga and meditation Meditation myths: 6 common barriers to meditation There can be a number of reasons why you might feel that meditation doesn’t work for you. Let’s explore and challenge some common misconceptions. Jenny Yuen Jenny Yuen Writer
A woman walking on a trail with her dogs Yoga and meditation How moving mindfulness can improve your mental health Can’t sit still long enough to meditate or practice some mindfulness? Why not try it while you get moving. Angela Tufvesson Angela Tufvesson Journalist
A girl meditating in her room Yoga and meditation Five health benefits of meditation Want to decrease stress and increase energy? Curious about the link between meditation and health? Smaggle Blogger Carly Jacobs highlights some meditation benefits and ways it could help improve your wellbeing. Carly Jacobs Author Carly Jacobs Blogger