Mental Health

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Mental Health

We believe that everyone should be able to enjoy a sense of belonging, safety, dignity and good mental health. You don’t have to face mental health challenges alone. Help is out there and we’re here for you.

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When Happy Christmas! is anything but!
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12 December 2021

Discovering hope and joy in a season of anxiousness Words Jo-anne Brown Historically, the first Christmas was announced as “good news of great joy”, and common themes leading up to Christmas include love, joy, peace, and hope. For many, though, Christmas is definitely not a season of “great joy” and may seem to have little connection with hope, peace, or love. Everywhe...

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Australians taking a gamble during lockdowns
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5 December 2021

Working group formed to combat gambling harm. Words Jessica Morris Australians have found different ways to cope through COVID-19 lockdowns. While many have been positive, there has been a worrying i...

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Challenging a foundation of shame
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31 October 2021

The healing that comes from knowing that God accepts you just the way you are October marked National Mental Health Month in Australia. An initiative of the Mental Health Foundation Australia (MHFA), ...

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Salvos advocate for mental health recovery payment
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10 October 2021

Jennifer Kirkaldy and her team are advocating for a mental health recovery payment for those needing temporary assistance. Providing targeted help to support people into employment Words Simone Worthi...

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Even in the dark places
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10 October 2021

Keryn is a Salvation Army officer (pastor) in Victoria, working with her husband, Aaron. Photo courtesy Colac Herald. Journeying through depression with God by my side October is National Mental Healt...

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Lessons from lockdown: finding a way through
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24 September 2021

As millions of people in Australia face ongoing lockdowns and restrictions, a few Salvos share snippets of some of the issues they’ve struggled with the most and what helps them manage what the...

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Raising resilient kids
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24 September 2021

Equipping young people to tackle the challenges of life Words Lyn Beasy Challenges, difficulties, failure and disappointments are inevitable in life. Over the past 18 months, particularly, we have all...

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How can we be here again?
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22 September 2021

The power of knowing we are not alone Words Amanda Hart I looked at the news and had to get out. Something deep inside screaming, “How can we be here again?” I thought I was stronger, I ...

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A letter to Leo
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13 September 2021

The things I wish I’d said Words Sandra Pawar World Suicide Prevention Day was observed on 10 September. Every year, the day focuses on raising awareness of suicide in our communities and iden...

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