Thriving Physically and Mentally

We know we should take care of ourselves and keep our health in check. Health often seems to mean simply not being sick, but is that really so?

Interestingly, according to the World Health Organisation, health is, “A state of optimal wellbeing, not merely the absence of disease and infirmity.”

So our optimal or ‘best’ health requires a balance of the many facets that comprise the whole person.  These include physical, mental, emotional, environmental, spiritual, and social components, which are different for ...

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Safer gambling

People can develop a problem with gambling for a whole host of reasons. Most people have spent money on gambling at some point in their life e.g. buying a raffle ticket. For many people it is an activity that they do simply to entertain themselves. For others it can become a problem and have a negative impact on their quality of life.

  • Gambling can be fun but it is not a way to make money or recoup losses.
  • Set your own limits. ...
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Healthy lifestyle

Healthy living means feeling healthy both physically and mentally. Our wellbeing is in our hands, and it is up to us to take responsibility for this, and make a commitment to healthy lifestyle changes.

Healthy eating

  • Add some protein to your breakfast with eggs, low fat cheese or ham to keep you going to lunch time.
  • If you have space in your freezer, make a double quantity when cooking a healthy dinner and freeze the extra portions for nights when you are pushed ...
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Maintaining good relationships

Healthy relationships are the cornerstone of a happy, supported and balanced life. We all need a buffer from time to time, and keeping our relationships with others healthy is important.

Conflict resolution

  • Try to cool  off first if you feel too angry to talk calmly
  • Stick to the topic at hand and remember that the goal is to solve the conflict, not win the argument. Don’t bring up other unrelated issues.
  • Communicate your side of the story clearly and honestly, and be ...
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Maintaining good mental health

Keeping healthy

Life will often deliver the value and balance we desire when we are achieving and enjoying something every day in all the important areas of our lives.

  • Put time into building and maintaining relationships with friends and family and spend time with people who share your interests. Sporting groups and special interest clubs are great ways to meet new people.
  • Make time for activities you enjoy; playing with your pets, reading, cooking or anything else that makes you happy.
  • Look after your ...
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Suicide prevention

How you can help a mate?


Having someone to share problems with can be a big help. If you feel your mate is struggling, just asking the question, ‘Are you OK?’ and listening to them, can help them through a tough time.

Things you might notice

Moody Distant
Attitude change
Increased use of drugs and/or alcohol
Carelessness and risk taking
Giving away possessions
Putting affairs in order
Preparing to go away

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