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Working from home and your health

Australians are spending more time at home than ever before. With information and support, you can manage much of your health and mental wellbeing at home.

Mental health: where to get help

Learn how to navigate the Australian mental health system — including free services, helplines and other resources.

Improve your posture

Good posture helps prevent pain and fatigue and boosts your mobility. Here's how to improve your posture, both at home and in the workplace.

Work-life balance

Poor work-life balance can lead to stress and negative health outcomes. Here's how to succeed at work but leave time for yourself and your family.

Improve your sleep

Learn about the stages of sleep, develop healthy habits and get more tips on sleeping well — including for shift workers.

Healthy eating

Get healthy eating tips and advice, such as good foods swaps, and how to follow a balanced diet and reduce your sugar intake.

Fitness and exercise

Physical activity is essential for a healthy lifestyle. Check out these tips for starting yoga, running, swimming and more.

Aches and pains

Pain is a part of life, but it shouldn't stop you from living. Learn about the types of pain and pain relief.

Winter health hazards at home

Keeping warm indoors means watching out for heaters and other things that can cause burns and scalds. These simple tips should help to keep you safe.

Hot weather risks and staying cool

Hot days and heatwaves can place extreme stress the body, and for some it can be dangerous. Here’s how to keep yourself and others cool and hydrated.

Medicines information

Learn more about a range of medicines, such as pain relief medicines, antidepressants and medicines for children.

Symptom Checker

Not feeling well? Use the healthdirect Symptom Checker to better understand your symptoms and get advice on when to seek medical attention.

Find a health service

The Service Finder can help you find doctors, pharmacies, hospital and other health services wherever you are located.

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