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Giulia has suffered with anorexia nervosa for several years and understands the difficulties of communicating with loved ones who are struggling to understand. Here, Giulia shares ten things that she wishes her family and friends understood about her eating disorder.
Occasionally feeling scared or fearful is all part of growing up. But some kids find it much harder to manage stressful situations and the world can be scarier for them than for other kids their age. If stressful situations bring on anxiety in your child, this guide from beyondblue can help.
Everyone descends on new parents to meet the newest, smallest, most malleable member of a family. This is wonderful. And exhausting. Adrienne Buckingham shares some helpful tips for those participating in the tidal wave of affection.
Let's face it, hospital visits can be awkward. Unless there's a new baby involved, few of us relish the idea of spending an hour in a too small cubicle making small talk, dodging nurses and skirting around the elephant in the room. Especially when it's a big elephant.
According to the ACCC's Scamwatch, people over 65 are particularly vulnerable when it comes to scams. So how can we protect ourselves and those we love? The following tips should help.
People seeking refuge in Australia hail from all corners of the globe, driven from their homes by war, persecution, terror, poverty and natural disasters. There are a number of community agencies who seek to support these people and many welcome volunteer assistance in providing their services. In many ways, large and small, we can help.
Mother’s Day is always a mixed bag of emotions for me. On one hand I celebrate the two beautiful Rainbow Babies I have here with me, and on the flipside I mourn the babies who did not make it home with me in the past five years. The truth that most do not see, is that I am a mother to five sweet babies, not two.
Helping others is not only good for them and a good thing to do, it also makes us happier and healthier too. Action for Happiness explains how and why doing things for others is a powerful way to boost our own happiness as well of those around us.
It’s common to feel unsure about how to talk about anxiety or depression, or to worry about saying the wrong thing. Here are some useful phrases people who have experienced anxiety or depression say are most helpful to hear during difficult times.
Erin Kelly shares six things you probably want to know about her cerebral palsy but are too afraid to ask.
When visiting a friend or relative in hospital, you might like to take along a special gift. It doesn't need to be much and the thought here is very much what counts.
Cooking for someone who is ill or going through treatment requires a little extra thought. These guidelines should help you in preparing that special meal.
Self care is an important part of everyone’s schedule but especially a carers. Everyday carer, Rachel James shares her tips on self care and managing priorities.
When asked to address a group of parents whose kids were giving them cause to worry, Katrina Kenison called her son Jack for advice.
Angela Miller's moving letter to a newly bereaved parent, comes from the heart of someone who has felt the pain of losing a child.
Caring networks can have a profound impact on a person's quality of life. Saying yes to help offers long-term benefits for all.
Alzheimer's Australia's 12 Top Tips help sheet combines a common sense approach with practical strategies for interacting with people who have dementia.
We are thrilled to share with you five fabulous recipes from The Dinner Ladies, Sophie Gilliatt and Katherine Westwood.
In the face of the need we see daily, most of us want to help. But sometimes, it is hard to know just where to start. Turn good intentions into effective action with the help of these five charities.
Hearing the same questions over and over again can be frustrating, but it’s important you stay calm.