Are you thriving? Using your strengths to achieve wellbeing in 5 key areas.

Are you thriving? Using your strengths to achieve wellbeing in 5 key areas.

It’s Psychology Week in Australia from 6-12 November, and for this week we are focusing on creating Ways to Thrive. 

Seligman’s PERMA model breaks wellbeing down into five key areas that, with a little love and attention, can improve your health, happiness and satisfaction with life.

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Being a patient: The psychological toll of hospital

Being a patient: The psychological toll of hospital

Mental health and wellbeing are incredibly important parts of recovery from physical illness. But navigating the medical system can be fraught with difficulties. If you have experienced chronic or serious illness, then managing your healthcare can feel like a full time job. And what it feels like to be a part of this system, as a patient, is often overlooked.

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Your dog as your therapist? How your family pet supports your mental wellbeing.

Your dog as your therapist? How your family pet supports your mental wellbeing.

There are great benefits to having a pet in your family. For some time, the health benefits of animals have been promoted for reducing stress and increasing social and physical activity. But more and more research backs up what those of us with dogs already know - that our dogs can understand us, know how to cheer us up, and give us unconditional love.

 

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