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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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 Worthing October is National Mental Health Month in Australia. An initiative of the Mental Health Foundation Australia (MHFA), the focus is on advocating for and raising awareness of Australian mental healt...

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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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Self-control in the face of injustice
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20 April 2021

Taking a breath to gain perspective Words Bryce Davies One of my all-time favourite movies is The Shawshank Redemption – the story of Andy Dufrense who is wrongfully sent to prison for the murd...

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Changing the impact of the past
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19 April 2021

Unpacking the mystery of anger Words Duncan Morris I have been working on managing my anger for almost 30 years. Today, I counsel men, women and children on how to accept their anger so it does not co...

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Understanding anger
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19 April 2021

Using a misunderstood emotion to rebuild lives and relationships Words Karen Lattouf I think anger would have to be one of the most misunderstood of all emotions. Anger often gets a bad rap. Most peop...

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