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Seniors' health

As we begin to age, it is important to understand the effects it has on our mind and body. Learn about health concerns that may affect you as you grow older such as healthy eating, rheumatoid arthritis and eye care.

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Older people and mental health

Older people can have mental health issues, such as anxiety or depression, that are often caused by triggers such as grief, loss or illness.

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Mental health resources for adults

Good mental health increases your enjoyment and appreciation of all aspects of life, and improves your ability to cope with life’s challenges.

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Tips for good mental health

Good mental health is more than just the absence of mental illness. Here are 8 tips for building good mental health.

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Kids and mental health

Mental health problems affect a child’s emotions and behaviour, and can be worrying for the child and their family.

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Mental health resources for young adults

Many young adults struggle with mental health issues - about their home life, work, study, money or relationships. Learn how to improve your mental health here.

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Good mental health

How can you achieve good mental health? Practising showing gratitude or giving to others are examples, but there are also many other ways.

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Mental health and wellbeing

Almost half of Australian adults will experience a mental illness at some point in their life. Learn more about a range of mental health and wellbeing issues here.

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Mental health resources for men

Men are less likely than women to seek help if they're experiencing mental health issues. They don't have to do it alone. Help is available.

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Mental health: where to get help

Learn how to navigate the Australian mental health system and its helpful services – and find out about any potential costs.

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