So how are you really?
From pandemic recovery and climate change to soaring inflation and the cost of living crisis, uncertain times are taking a toll on our mental health.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics reports that more than 40 per cent of Australians have experienced a mental disorder at some time in their life, with anxiety coming out top.
So, at Monash, we’re checking in on you and your wellbeing and asking: How are you, really?
Welcome to the age of insecurity
Professor Anthony Harris, Director of the Centre of Health Economics, says that the mental health impact of Covid is still being felt – and will continue to be felt for some time to come.
How to turn off from work… without turning off from work
Although the pandemic brought stressors around work and job security, it also gave us a lot of flexibility
Looking after yourself, as well as your body
Professor Craig Hassed OAM, from the Centre for Consciousness and Contemplative Studies, says that mindfulness can help us fight negativity – one bear at a time.
I need to take a holiday from being a parent
Every parent knows how stressful it is looking after young children. But if you don’t care for your own mental health, as well as caring for your child, that stress can escalate.