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Bon journo Paolo Santon, one of Bloke’s Lounge’s keenest members. He’s a visitor host, bicyclist, fisher and coordinates our barefoot bowls. Paolo used to fix up old bikes and give them away to local children. So he’s a bewdy, bonza, bottla of a bloke, like so many of our members. Why not check us out, eh. Meet new people and make new mates- blokeslounge.org #mates #friends #pals #men #seniors #cycling #menshealth #mentalhealth #ruok #freetheballs #blackdog #beyondblue #mymindgc #whatiamfeeling #whatiamthinkingv #socialisolation #youwouldntbedeadforquids #goldcoast #oldfellas #friendship
Well today I took the #fightingptsdvicpol campaign for a 20km walk with the Secretary of the Police Association Wayne Gatt to help support the head to head campaign for mental health awareness. It was great to chat to everyone on the walk TPAV president John Laird, Tim Peck, Peter Abbey - TPAV welfare, Assistant Commissioner Robert Hill, Bank Vic representatives, and current and retired vicpol employees about exercise and mental health issues. During the 3 hour walk, Wayne has a good pace going and it was a challenge in parts to keep up. It was amazing the support received from the general public driving past. The head to head walk campaign has nearly hit their target of $500,000 which will be used to help the retired police peer support program. Thank you to my family, friends and everyone else who has personally supported my campaign. My next walk will be with the Chief Commissioner on Monday. www.protectingtheprotectors.com #cookingathomeisfun #shinedesign #media #victoriapolice #blue_ribbon_foundation #mentalhealth #TPAV #thinblueline #headtoheadwalk #talk #ruok #welfare #weremember #family #support #beyondblue #why #familysupport #blueribbonday2018 #ptsdawareness #removethestigma #hospitalengagement #nprd2018 #portsearunningfestival #bankvic #policelegacy
Props to @abdgroupptyltd for shining a light on mental health and raising awareness with their now green cranes. Such an important issue in modern life and especially in our great industry. Let’s keep the dialogue open. Photo source @abdgroupptyltd - #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #ruok #ruokeveryday #melbourneconstruction #cranesofinstagram #cranesofmelbourne #construction #constructionrecruitment #bradleyrecruitment
I saw this shirt at @cottonon and immediately wanted it. However after wearing it this morning I’ve been thinking... why can’t they exist mutually side by side? Why do we have to have one and not the other? Or furthermore why have we got to have the new ‘something’? Strong, pretty, sassy, book smart, funny.... 🤷‍♀️ Don’t get me wrong, I love strength training, I love how it makes me feel, how it’s helped shape my mum bod and make me healthy. Hence the shirt purchase. BUT there are days when I don’t feel strong, pretty or loving or funny; I don’t feel like any of the things that make me feel like me. And that’s ok, TBH I don’t really know where I was going with this.😬🤦‍♀️ I guess I just wanted to say, you are beautiful as you are, in all your complexities, you are the perfect version of yourself no matter the day, wether you are thriving or simply existing until the next day hoping things will get better. You are enough! #rightinthismoment #comeasyouare
😴😴 One of my favorite night times blends Vetiver has been valuable for relieving stress and helping people recover from emotional traumas and shock. As a natural tranquilizer, it may help induce a restful sleep. Bergamot helps to relieve anxiety, depression, stress, and tension. It is uplifting and calming at same time. Smile while you go to sleep😴😴 #anxiety #depression #ruok #essentialoilswork #everydayessentialswithelisha #mums #melbournemums #kidshealthychoices #naturalhealthbenefits
I guess that means I'm doing pretty good, cause I put on pants and made a phone call. *pats self on back* 😁
The depths of depression feels like: °There's no way out °You're alone °There is no beauty in the world °Life is pointless °The future is bleak ~~~\\\~~~ It's near impossible to see the opposite to any of the above. I've seen many people hit this emotional rock-bottom & claw their way back up. It is possible the clouds will part & the sun will shine, however fleetingly but enough to give you strength and courage to keep hanging on. You are worth it. #depression #mentalhealth #mentalillness #notalone #gethelp #ruok #youreworthit #motivation #counselling #psychotherapy #positive #psychology #beauty #life #beautiful #business #muddyboots #rainydays #sunshine
When you've had 3 weeks of everything not going your way.. take time for yourself. It's just a funk and it will pass, chin up and remember you're alive and be grateful even just for that alone 💜. How can I not smile with this view 🐶 💙
A stranger takes a break whilst hiking in Mount Cooke. Yesterday we lost a colleague in sad circumstances. Just remember to be nice to each other, tell someone you've missed them, take a chance, see the world, remember your down time, give your brain a chance to rest when it gets overwhelming, and never be too afraid or embarrassed to ask for help. Life is too short. #areyouok #mentalhealth #ruok #bekind #lifestooshort
Not one to go out of my way read a book, but sometimes you need a swift kick in the ass to try and change your perspectives. . . . . . . . . #RUOK
ARE YOU O.K? NO? The SEMPI SCM teaches our children, THE NEXT STEP to the 'ARE YOU OK?' question, if this question feels too hard to sit with, feels confusing, or just doesn't feel right for the person saying 'NO.' The SEMPI SCM teaches community members, deeper level empathetic conversation skills, (in under 20 minutes), to instigate when someone is NOT OK and needs to talk straightaway. Tune in to each others perspective by learning, teaching and paying forward increased empathy and love for your fellow community through asking #howsyoursempi #present #downsyndrome #consciousness #listen #sempirealconversations #timefliesby #bullying #disability #promise #freeresource #beautiful #life #RUOK #bliss #happiness #teachers #positivethought #stopsuicide #mentalhealth #areyouok #empathy #RUOKDay #children #manifestation #sempi #sempisocialcommunicationmodel
I used to think only meds could save me. That they were responsible for my recovery. Not me. After relying solely on meds for 5 years, I realised that if I were to stop hovering close to depression, I needed to do more. I started exercising! And am now trying to change my thoughts... One thing I found helpful: looking for evidence to support other possibilities for what happened. E.g. Mummy looks angry. Instead of assuming it's because of me, I try to look for other reasons as to why she could be angry. E.g. because my brother spilled tea on the carpet. Love, Giselle T. Follow my story @morethanmoods #morethanmoods
Life is good if you really want it to be! And there’s no better way to do so than chasing your dreams with all your strength and surrounding yourself with likeminded people you love 💕 But I know sometimes life can be really harsh to us and lots of people can’t just hold tight and let things go, and having a healthy mind is crucial in those cases. This month is Mental Health awareness month and if any of my friends/followers are suffering from mental issues, depression, etc, please know that I’m here for you and will do my best to cheer you up and show the bright side of things! To support this cause, @ravereviewz crew is putting together an amazing charity rave this Friday with basically all Sydney supporting and all funds go to 3 great institutions that help people with mental issues. My brothers @hotenmusic and @nineonedj are gonna represent the @43degreesrecords family playing B2B from 1.30am so come join us and support this amazing cause!! 📸: @maxravier ————- #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #housemusic #charityrave #raveforcharity #ruok #sydneynightlife #noblecause #helpingothers #charity #technomusic #progressivehousemusic #deephouse
🤔 ARE YOU HAPPY? 🤔 Minicast-EP02 : 6mins In this bite size ep we touch on the importance of taking time to ask yourself whether or not you’re happy! Poem in comments 😘😘 🎧 How to listen: 🎧 Search iTunes & Android: ⬇️⬇️⬇️ “Open Up podcast with Lachlan Samuel"
Here's to all the incredibly brave, resilient, courageous and loving parents out there who are caring for a child with cancer right now. You've got this! You face unbearable challenges each and every day. You hold on, when you just want to cry, and you dig deep to be brave...for them...our children. 🎗❤🎗❤🎗❤🎗❤🎗❤🎗❤🎗❤🎗 #parentsstruggletoo #familiesstruggletoo #holdon #youvegotthis #bebrave #thesteuggleisreal #itsoktoaskforhelp #ruok #thankyou
Let’s get one thing straight – you’re not crazy. You’re not broken. There’s nothing inherently wrong with you. Life can be hard. Things change. Trauma happens. But the most important thing to remember is this: just because you want to see a therapist, or because you saw a therapist in the past, it doesn’t mean you’re “crazy” or mentally ill. We could all use extra support sometimes. ��"You are important" ��JJ's Counselling supports and empowers individuals to implement coping strategies; maximising strengths to resolve personal challenges and allow for positive changes. � . . Follow me @ 👉facebook.com/JJsCounselling 👉instagram.com/JJsCounselling . . . . . . . . #stopthestigma#selfacceptance#counsellingservices#mentalhealthawareness#selfcare#healthylifestyle#therapy#counsellor#therapist#counselling#mentalhealthmatters#mentalhealth#ruok , #itsoktogethelp , #life#goldcoast#support#inspiration#positivity#timetotalk , #jjscounselling
The thrill of getting your tweet on TV #GriefLine #qanda #tonyjones 🎤👂📞 GriefLine is Australia's only dedicated loss and grief helpline service that provides counselling support services free of charge to individuals and families. We listen, we care and we support 03 9935 7400, 1300 845 745 (landline only) griefline.org.au
Connect to thy self ... open thy heart and connect to all 🙏🦋❤️ Camel pose ‘Ustrasana’ a beautiful opening of the heart , extending shoulders backwards and raising the chest releasing feel good endorphins that enable positive energy , confidence , love and nourishing energy to flow through our body @soul_flow_yoga_ #heartopener #vulnerable #unique #camelpose #givelove #keeplookingup #nurture #nourish #betouched #trustyourintuition #loveyourself #yourworthit #positivemindset #sayyes #ustrasana #yogi #yogateacher #mindsetiseverything #healing #ruok #mentalhealthmatters #heartmatters #soulfood #abundance #betouched #awarenessiskey #presence #yogis #mudras #nevergiveup #lovealwayswins
My client is still growing out her keratin treatment from a coupled years ago- the ends are pretty fragile- she let me take about an inch and a half off ✂️👏🏽we did an olaplex treatment and a deep conditioning- 💦 styled with DevaCurl super stretch 👍🏽🤓
Yep....... in such a small amount of time.... the growth, the change in me...... amazing...... #metoo #believesurvivors #selfdevelopment #selfdiscovery #mypeakchallenge #bringingawareness #ruok #makingchanges #betterme
✨ Nutrition ✨ ———————————————————————— The correct nutrition is so important to our daily mental health and overall wellbeing. We all pretty much know it but sometimes it’s good to have the reminder and the right guidance amongst all the information being chucked at us out there. ———————————————————————— Head over to my good pal @nutritionme_uk if you’re looking for a global expert nutritionist or just some helpful daily posts ✌🏻😄
I am here for you · · Follow: @aclassindustry for more · · #uber #ubereats #lift #lyft #lyftdriver #ruok #depression #comedy #whoops
A beautiful friend asked me to write this for her last week, and this morning I just felt to share it. Trust me I get it, this valley she is a hard one but she can be conqoured. THE VALLEY OF ACHE I often wonder if we have to walk through the land of despair, past the valley of ache to enter the mountain of hope. I wonder if that's the place were the exchange of fear to faith takes place as we trudge through the mud and pigswill of the seamingless never ending pain. I wonder if it's the place were trust strengthens our hearts and truth is solidified. It's a lonely place, a place where your cries feel unheard and your control completely lost. A place where your heart feels as if it's been ransacked and it's all to hard to fix. Yet there is hope in the ache formed by the "me to" stories, from fellow valley travelers. Those who have walked similar paths paving the way with their tears to bring a refreshing hope to others. Hold tight to the hope there is hope in the ache, confort in the tears and strength in the struggle. You are never alone. 2018© Deb Taylor Matheson
This is a really powerful reminder ⭐️ ⭐️ Sometimes we have a view that people are strong and don’t need us to ask how they are 💪💪💪 Human connection is for everyone ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ My dad used to say even people with nerves of steel get metal fatigue 😩😩😩😩😩 This has been so true in my experience 🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀 I try to offer everyone the same level of connection and support 🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳 I have found you can’t assume that you know what people are going through or what people need 🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼Some people cope by putting on a brave face but sometimes that is little more than a mask 🙃🙃🙃🙃 Checking on each other is such a lovely way to build strong relationships and it can make us all so much happier 😀😀😀😀😀😀
"Cos every little thing is gonna be alright." 🙂 - Y&F #everythingwillbeokay #smile #newday #hope #beautiful #dontcry #dontworrybehappy #🙂 #Y &F #lifecoaching #ruok #future #celebratelife
This weeks #instagram theme is #selfiecare and it is about...obviously... #selfcare and the #selfie - I am taking what is a pretty common practice in narcissism making it about capturing the moments you are taking the time to take care of yourself. I took a few minutes to love on my pup and what you don't see is the giggle fits while she snuggled me and kissed my face. It was only a couple of minutes but it was a wonderful boost. So take care of yourself this week and share it. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #geek #nerd #artsy #creative #cosplayer #cosplay #write #writer #amwriting #writersofinstagram #blog #blogger   #wordpress #youtube #youtuber #linkinbio #atl #lesbian #lgbt #lgbtcommunity #mentalhealth #ruok #takecare
Today I’ll be at an old friends memorial, who died a week ago. He had a girlfriend, daughter, loving family, many, many friends and a great, cheeky smile. Feeling very heavy for his friends who have expressed shock and sadness at not knowing he had been struggling. One of Ben’s lovely friends created a FB group to keep people updated for funeral details, so the comments have been coming through all week. @franciscoady hasn’t had a breather - you’re a very good friend - I hope you get a good surf in this morning and weekend. So, today am thinking of all the people who have lost someone due to suicide and / or continue a mental health battle alongside a loved one or family member. Many don’t know what they should have been looking for. Some have been knee deep in the battle for decades. Hoping you all get to see some sunshine pop through a cloud, and get some peace of mind somehow. This is one of the beautiful illustrations Matthew Johnstone has done for the Black Dog Institute. He’s a very clever guy - I worked with him for a number of years - he has a bunch of books available for all sorts of situations. Working at Black Dog in the building, and on a number of their events over the years gave me a no filter approach to mental health treatment. My experience isn’t personal, but I have spent time with people and families of all sizes and shapes, professionals of every type, and talked, a lot... If you need some support, your GP is a fantastic place to start. They have lots of ideas how to best help - that aren’t always drug related, if that freaks you out. If your GP doesn’t make you feel heard, find another one. Or, talk to you personal trainer, yoga teacher, natropath, personal coach, dog walking buddy... everyone needs support to get through this. (My old dog is available for chats if needed. She treats everything confidentially) Love and light today ❤️ #ruok
Everyone needs help buts it’s only the people who have the courage to be a little bit vulnerable that are able to ask for it. The quicker you get over the need to always feel safe the quicker you will be able to succeed. . . . . #unbreakable #motivation #RuOk #ask #help #weightloss
ARE YOU O.K? NO? The SEMPI SCM teaches THE NEXT STEP to the 'ARE YOU OK?' question, if this question feels too hard to sit with, feels confusing, or just doesn't feel right for the person saying 'NO.' The SEMPI SCM teaches community members, deeper level empathetic conversation skills, (in under 20 minutes), to instigate when someone is NOT OK and needs to talk straightaway. Tune in to each others perspective by learning, teaching and paying forward increased empathy and love for your fellow community through asking #howsyoursempi #present #now #consciousness #listen #sempirealconversations #timefliesby #time #youth #promise #beauty #beautiful #life #soul #bliss #happiness #universe #positivethought #sharethelove #mentalhealth #areyouok #empathy #RUOK #RUOKDay #positivevibes #stopsuicide #sempi #sempisocialcommunicationmodel #strongertogether
⚔R U OK⚔ It's ok to not be ok It's ok to worry about yourself It's ok to ask for help It's ok to need assistance It's ok to talk Don't suffer in silence #WorldMentalHealth #MentalHealth #Ruok #Dontbeafraidtoask #bveamentalhealththeme #itsoktonotbeok ➖➖⚔ ΒΣΛЯDΣD VILLΛΙИS ⚔ BVEA ⚔ BV ⚔➖➖ ➖➖➖➖➖➖👊🏻🍻🎩🔪🐺🇬🇧➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ My Captain: @borough_boi 
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On our 19th wedding anniversary hubby ask me to marry him again next year for another 20 yr term X #free #Sagreat #ruok @wallaroo_holiday_park watching the waves roll in
Quick morning ride. 13 weeks on and chest finally clearing. Feels great to be able to breath again!! Now the work begins to get the fitness back!! 4 months and counting down...#RazorRide #ChamberlainFoundation #RUOK #GriefLine
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Guess who’s into her second week of finalllyyyy adding exercise back into her life? Me. Duh. 😜 im not sure if it’s the exercise or a side effect of the Risperidone, but I feel like I’ve been run over by a bus and I’m sleeping horribly. *probs a combo, I know* but if you’ve been on Risperidone and had body aches as a side effect, please let me know! 👍 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #itsfallyall #happyfallyall #autumnweather #sweattherapy #bipolarlife #bipolar2 #spoonielife #spoonieproblems #invisibleillness #endthestigma #ruok #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalhealthawareness
Loneliness is real. . For some people, I see it can be really hard to make friends. I’ve been rather fortunate & pretty much can talk to anything that will appear to listen. . When I first arrived in Tasmania 2 years ago, I set up @cakemates_tasmania because I knew no one & was new & I soon saw that people wanted to connect. It’s evolved & people have gone on to make solid friendships from it. Its been delightful to see. But god help you if I’ve not seen anyone allday & your stuck behind me in @woolworths_au. You may not have your ear left by the time It’s your turn at the till. . But it’s taken over a decade of travelling worldwide to develop ‘chat skills’ resulting in a fab selection of good mates that I can call when in high stress or sadness of pure ‘Happy-Joy-Joy’to chat to. I’m so lucky to find similar thinking mates here too who just do catchups at the drop of a hat. . But.... . I find that there are plenty of people out there that are pretty lonely. Or need alittle hug as they may not have touched for days, weeks - or even months. Staved of conversation, paralysis to start one.. But today I read this pilot scheme. . There’s a shopping centre in UK @sainsburys that has started creating ‘talking tables’ initive in their shops - which I think is utterly brilliant. It’s like @tinder , but for those who want to ‘chat not shag’. (Well that’s my thoughts on tinder. Eek) . So...instead of sitting on your phone at a table you can choose to chat. ‘Sainsburys supermarket has designated some tables in its cafes as places where you can have a conversation with a stranger instead of sitting alone and feeling isolated’ . But you can do this too- maybe call someone from your past today or arrange to meet up with a new friend. Sure. Everyone needs to eat- Share a meal with your neighbour. Meet up at the park for a play date with a bus drop off parent.. Bake a cake and deliver it to someone who doesn’t bake - farmers & old chaps are good for this. It Dosent need to be big but it can really lift a persons day. . ‘People fade away without human company’ . Maybe try and reach out today at your cafe and try this. . For a link to the BBC article... in my profile. 👆🏻
✨ mental health ✨. just because someone looks ideally okay and happy doesn’t mean they are not battling a demon inside make sure to check on those friends, family whomever it is highly important they need you more then you think those who remain quite are the ones that tend to be fighting more be kind 💕💖 #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #anxiety #depression #breakthesilence #ruok
The road to wellness is full of ups and downs. You may need to try out different self-care strategies to help you. There's no fixed or correct path. So go ahead, forge your own. My favourite is managing expectations because it helps me to be grounded in reality when my self esteem becomes inflated - a symptom of hypomania - and not be such a perfectionist. What's yours? Read my story @morethanmoods #morethanmoods Love, Giselle T.
The pain of abuse, neglect or a failed relationship doesn't go away. But it does transform from confusion and pain, to beauty and strength. And when it does You will know That the person you set free... Was you. 💜 www.kyliepax.com/sexymotivation
16/31 ~ More then half way through the month. Thanks for being my reason to get up and start the day! ~ Check out @soldiers.utd for more great post on mental health #letsbattlethistogether
Today is Pregnancy and Infant loss awareness day. Those close to me know how much this turned out world upside this year. I wanted to acknowledge awareness and share 💔. It has affected so many of us and us not often talked about. #wifesacco #mumlife #perthmum #pregnancyandinfantlossawareness #pregnancyandinfantloss #ruok #checkonyourfriends
A pitcher says 1000 words,but when do people care when were still here or gone #powerfulwomen #ruok
Himalayan ‘sky-telly’ For the next 26 nights I will be camping under the stars as I attempt to climb Mount Mera (6476m) & Island Peak (6189m) via the Amphu Labsta pass to raise funds for RUOK? If you have already donated, thank you 🙏🏽 If you would like to donate you can through the link in my bio #RUOK ? #mentalhealth #findingfire #findingice #firedoorontour @ruokday @worldexpeditions @firedoor_surryhills 📷@davewhyte89
At UCLan last week one of our discussions highlighted how we often ask our friends "you alright?". Not necessarily as a question but sometimes just as a greeting. To solve this we decided to use a slogan "Ask Twice" to get the students to look out for each other. Some students made posters and this one really stood out to me. A conversation between a mother and a child, and that second question allows a more honest response and shows the respondent that they are open and have time to have these conversations. Can you use the students campaign idea and "ASK TWICE"? Try it today. Someone might be waiting for you to ask. #asktwice #ask #waiting #respond #text #call #message #reachout #bekind #mentalhealth #mentalillness #howru #ruok #areyousure #youalright #howareyoufeeling #ok #asktoday #feelings #help #advice #mentalwellbeing
16 months apart A slightly different body shape But so much older and wiser Today I went back to the gym for the first time in 3 months. Big deal you might say. But it is a huge deal for me. It’s not that I didn’t want to go, it’s that my fears and insecurities became so overwhelming that they caused me to create made up stories in my head. I made every excuse possible as to why I didn’t want to go. * I didn’t want to look at myself in the mirror and not like the reflection looking back at me. * I didn’t want people at the gym who knew me when I was lean to see me now that I’m not and wonder why I’d let myself go. * I didn’t want to try and put gym shorts on that I used to wear and not be able to squeeze into them. * I didn’t want to feel weak and inferior because I can’t lift the weights I used to lift. So much mental turmoil going around and around in my head and it was all bullshit and lies. Stories I made up in my head that served no purpose and held me back from something I love. I absolutely love the feeling of lifting weights and feeling strong and confident. I’ve spent a lot of time over the last 12 months healing my relationship with food and my body and I finally felt ready to step back into the gym. And I was so content when I looked in the mirror and actually liked what I saw. Actually, I didn’t just like it. I loved it! 💓 I’m so happy I’ve made it back and I’m holding myself accountable to go 8 times over the next 2 weeks until I create a habit and break down my excuses. Here’s to body acceptance and working on your mental health as much as you physical.
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