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Staying safe while supporting peers

Staying safe while supporting peers

Peer support is a form of mental health care that’s growing in popularity.

Benefits include reduced isolation, empowerment, collaborative learning and connections with people who’ve had similar experiences. Some people say the relaxed environment helps them express issues they would struggle to share in a formal setting.

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Stay healthy and connected post-Pokémon Go

Stay healthy and connected post-Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go is sweeping the world. And the game’s positive influence on our physical and mental health is an unexpected benefit.

Some people cite the reward-style game for helping them overcome their anxiety or depression. The game has been a positive influence, encouraging people to socialise and undertake activities they struggle to achieve.

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Guest Blog: 'With Peer Health Coaching I feel taller'

Guest Blog: 'With Peer Health Coaching I feel taller'

People with severe mental illness are likely to die up to 25 years earlier than the general population from conditions such as respiratory or cardiovascular diseases caused by obesity, smoking, and a lack of exercise.

SANE Australia spoke to Nick and Kathy regarding their experience of Peer Health Coaching and how it helps people living with a mental illness to improve their mind and body.

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