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Beating the Cold and Flu

May 1st, 2012

It is that time of year again when we can expect to see “I’m sick” Facebook updates, friends off school and work mates skipping a shift because of either a cold or the flu. So in today’s blog we take a quick look at how we can try and prevent getting either of these, but [...]

Managing Depression: Pt 6

January 31st, 2012

Welcome the final in our series about Managing Depression written by 21 year old Bethwyn. Bethwyn has taken us from signs and symptoms, to treatment and how to help a friend who may be suffering from depression. We want to say a big thank to Bethwyn for sharing her story as one of our Youth [...]

Harassment In The Workplace

January 19th, 2012

The workplace should be a safe environment.  A place where you come to do your job and a place that you should feel comfortable around your co-workers, managers/superiors and customers. The workplace is a place where you should be free of harassment and a place that you should feel confident in at all times. That [...]

The best things in life are worth waiting for

December 13th, 2011

Only one month and 17 days left till I can hug and kiss my hunnie back home in Tassie. At the moment, I am visiting my family at my home-home where I grew up in America, New Jersey to be exact. I am really enjoying catching up with friends and getting to hang out and [...]

World AIDS Day: Why should I care?

November 30th, 2011

  Because HIV is still here and it could affect any of us. It is not restricted to the images we may be think of with from the news relating it activities such as injecting drug users or images of poverty-stricken people in Africa. In the 30 years since the first confirmed case, HIV/AIDS has [...]

My Story: Living with Chronic Illness Pt6

November 9th, 2011

Hello and welcome to the final installment of my blogs on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome! Through this series of blogs, I have talked about what CFS is, the stigma attached to chronic illness, diagnosis, treatments, and maintenance. Last time I even spoke about my own visit to a naturopath (check out the links at the end [...]

Risk or Recklessness?

November 3rd, 2011

In today’s blog our Youth Blogger Jess gives us an opinion piece about taking risks where alcohol and other drugs are concerned. Have a read and let us know what you think by leaving a comment and joining the conversation. It’s one thing to take chances. But when does risk end, and recklessness begin? Teenage [...]

My Story: Living with Chronic Illness Pt5

October 25th, 2011

Hello there everyone! Welcome to the fifth blog on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). This time I’m going to be talking about something a little different – my own visit to a Naturopath. Naturopaths can become a vital link in your medical team, and I love the fact that they use natural remedies to counter (and [...]

A story of amazing courage

October 13th, 2011

Today’s blog is an amazing tale of survival. Alanah shares with us her tale of growing up in very hard circumstances, ones that no one should have to cope with. Her stories tells of the hard times and the things that ultimately enabled her to get help and start a new life.

My Story:Living with Chronic Illness Pt 3

October 3rd, 2011

  Hello and welcome to the third installment of a series on chronic fatigue syndrome!! Again, my name is Bethwyn and this time I’ll be talking about the possible causes and risk factors that can lead to a diagnosis of CFS. I was originally going to mention some of the treatments available in this blog [...]

Living with Chronic Illness Part 2

September 27th, 2011

Hi again! So this is the second installment on chronic illness (Read part one here) – specifically around Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I’m Bethwyn, your guide of sorts through this complex and often confusing issue. Last time, I talked about common symptoms relating to CFS, and gave you an idea of what my mornings are like. [...]

Work it Out!!

September 23rd, 2011

School and university holidays are quickly approaching and we all know what that means… We can do whatever we want (score)! Although with all this free time and Christmas just around the corner, here are some cheap alternatives for your much deserved break. How about a game of Ultimate Frisbee? It’s a combination of Frisbee, [...]

My Story: Living with Chronic Illness Pt 1

September 20th, 2011

I’ve just woken up. This is a difficult part of the day – it takes me at least an hour and a half to kick my body into gear, often longer. And force isn’t going to help. I slowly raise myself to a sitting position and stay there for a little while; assessing what hurts [...]

Alcohol and Pregnancy

September 8th, 2011

9th September is International FASD Day, a day that aims to raise awareness of the risks for an unborn child from drinking alcohol during pregnancy. It is marked by 9 seconds of reflection on the 9th September at 9:09am. As the sun rises in the east, this special event begins in New Zealand, then Australia, [...]

Coping with the Curve Ball

August 11th, 2011

What happens when the bad stuff lands smack bang on your doorstep or life chucks you a curve ball? Sometimes I block out everything that makes the world not seem like the great, fantastic world I want it to be. I think I deliberately make myself busy during news time and never seem lose myself [...]

Think Before You Ink

July 26th, 2011

Tatts and piercings are really popular at the moment. They make a strong statement about who you are, can have some real meaning and significance to you, and we can’t lie – they can look awesome! But with this Thursday being World Hepatitis Day what sort of stuff do you need to consider before getting [...]

Eating Disorders – You Are Not Alone

June 13th, 2011

An eating disorder is a serious mental illness that involves preoccupation with control over one’s body weight, shape, eating and exercising. It can be a way of dealing with underlying unresolved emotional and psychological issues. An eating disorder is not a lifestyle choice. The incidence of eating disorders affects 2-3% of the Australian population, a [...]

Magical Menstrual Products

March 23rd, 2011

The choices you never knew you had!   Most female-bodied people have a menstrual cycle – that is, they get their period. In a nutshell, for an average of 5 days a week (but anywhere from 1 day to 9 days) the uterus is busy expelling uterine lining and blood through the vagina. When young [...]

Deconstructing Your Monthly Mensies

March 17th, 2011

Confused about your period? Need a no-frills, easy-to-understand guide to Auntie Flo? Then prepare to get educated as one girl swan-dives into the magical world of menstruation!

Exam time – the in’s and out’s of the actual exam

October 26th, 2010

  For many of you at school, college and uni you are faced with exams, exams and more exams. Our exams topic page and managing stress section has information on how to study effectively and how to cope with results but what about preparing for the actual exam? What do you need know? What do [...]