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To raise awareness, facilitate discussions around mental health and to help each of us build even greater resilience, we are developing an extensive range of resources.

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Why offer resources like these?

St John Ambulance WA considers individual health to be a holistic mind-body experience.

This is consistent with international research, such as the definition offered by the The World Health Organisation (WHO), who defined mental health as a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.

Answering the Call National Survey conducted by Beyond Blue

In late 2017/early 2018 majority of first responder organisations across Australia (including St John staff and volunteers) participated in a landmark study into the mental health and wellbeing of police and emergency services. St John is currently completing Phase 3 of the study which involves analysing and interpreting the results to help inform wellbeing and support initiatives. Access the link to read the national results…

https://www.beyondblue.org.au/about-us/about-our-work/workplace-mental-health/pes-program/national-mental-health-and-wellbeing-study-of-police-and-emergency-services

e-Mental Health in Practice

Published by Australian Government Posted Jul 2nd 2019 Category Anxiety, Depression, mental health Article Type Document

CAA 10/10 Mental Health Self-Assessment

Published by Council of Ambulance Authorities Posted Dec 19th 2018 Category mental health, Self-Assessment Article Type Web Article

Mindfulness Apps

Published by Jon Kabat-Zinn Posted Nov 7th 2018 Category Mindfulness Article Type Web Article

Getting Started With Mindfulness

Published by Foundation for a Mindful Society Posted Nov 7th 2018 Category Mindfulness Article Type Web Article

Mindfulness

Published by Monash University Posted Nov 7th 2018 Category Mindfulness Article Type Web Article

Mindful Self-Compassion

Published by Kristin Neff and Christopher K. Germer Posted Nov 7th 2018 Category Compassion, Mindfulness, Self-Compassion Article Type Web Article

Self-Compassion

Published by Dr. Kristin Neff Posted Nov 7th 2018 Category Compassion, Self-Compassion Article Type Web Article

Suicide Awareness and Prevention

Published by Wristband Resources Posted Oct 5th 2018 Category Depression, Suicide Article Type Web Article

Living Proud

Published by Living Proud Posted Feb 6th 2018 Category LBGTIQ, Life, Resilience, sexuality Article Type Web Article

QLife

Published by qlife.org.au Posted Feb 6th 2018 Category LBGTIQ, Resilience, sexuality Article Type Web Article

Freedom Centre

Published by Freedom Centre Posted Feb 6th 2018 Category LBGTIQ, Life, Resilience, sexuality Article Type Web Article

TransFolk of WA

Published by transfolkofwa.org Posted Feb 6th 2018 Category LBGTIQ, Resilience, sexuality Article Type Web Article

Think Mental Health Campaign

Published by comhwa.org.au Posted Jan 16th 2018 Category mental health Article Type Web Article

Rick Warren on a life of purpose

Published by Rick Warren Posted Jan 16th 2018 Category belonging, purpose Article Type Video

Super Friend Website

Published by Super Friend Posted Nov 23rd 2017 Category Grief Article Type Web Article

UCLA-led study blames mental lapses on sleep-deprived brain cells

Published by UCLA newsroom Posted Nov 8th 2017 Category Brain Article Type Web Article

The Link Between Food And Mental Health

Published by Monitor on Psychology Posted Oct 16th 2017 Category Diet, Health, lifestyle factors Article Type Video

Road Trauma Support WA website

Published by Road Trauma Support WA Posted Oct 16th 2017 Category Article Type Public Resources

Suicide Call Back Service website

Published by Suicide Call Back Service Posted Oct 16th 2017 Category Crisis, Suicide Article Type Public Resources

Lifeline website

Published by Lifeline Posted Oct 16th 2017 Category Crisis, Suicide Article Type Public Resources

Beyond Blue website

Published by Beyond Blue Posted Oct 16th 2017 Category Anxiety, Depression Article Type Public Resources

Stress System Malfunction Could Lead To Serious, Life Threatening Disease

Published by Science Daily Posted Oct 12th 2017 Category Brain, Health, Science, Stress Article Type Web Article

Specific reduction in cortisol stress reactivity after social but not attention-based mental training

Published by Science Advances Posted Oct 12th 2017 Category Brain, Cortisol, Science, Stress Article Type Document

Science Seeks Clues To Human Health In Neanderthal DNA

Published by Christopher Joyce Posted May 13th 2016 Category Health Article Type Audio

You can grow new brain cells. Here’s how

Published by Sandrine Thuret Posted May 13th 2016 Category Brain Article Type Video

Rethinking Intelligence: How Does Imagination Measure Up?

Published by Katrina Schwartz Posted May 13th 2016 Category Creative, Health, Life Article Type Web Article

Rethinking Death

Published by Ted Talks Posted May 13th 2016 Category Life, Suffering Article Type Audio

Types of Grief: Yes, there’s more than one

Published by Types of Grief: Yes, there’s more than one Posted May 13th 2016 Category Grief Article Type Audio

Overcoming Shame to Connect with Your True Self

Published by Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Posted May 13th 2016 Category Shame Article Type Web Article

Jung Typology Test

Published by humanmetrics.com Posted May 13th 2016 Category Life Article Type Web Article

Overcoming Shame-based Thinking

Published by Ronald Potter-Efron and Patricia Potter-Efron Posted May 13th 2016 Category Shame Article Type Web Article

This Mental Health Issue Is More Prevalent Than All Forms Of Cancer Combined

Published by Lindsay Holmes Posted May 13th 2016 Category Anxiety, Brain, Conversations, Depression, Health, Life, PTSD, Resilience Article Type Web Article

On the Other Side of Sadness

Published by Heather Grimes Posted May 13th 2016 Category Depression, Empathy, Life Article Type Web Article

Newly Discovered ‘Stop Neurons’ Could Save Your Life

Published by Margaux Phares Posted May 13th 2016 Category Health, Life Article Type Web Article

British Medical Journal study into paroxetine, Aropax, reveals suicide risk

Published by Amy Corderoy Posted May 13th 2016 Category Anxiety, Depression, Suicide Article Type Web Article

Never, ever give up

Published by Diana Nyad Posted May 13th 2016 Category Fear, Health, Life Article Type Video

Narcissism Is Increasing. So You’re Not So Special

Published by Arthur C Brooks Posted May 13th 2016 Category Addiction, Empathy, Life, Relationships Article Type Web Article

Mindfulness Counselling and Psychology

Published by Mindfulness Perth Posted May 13th 2016 Category Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Relationships, Trauma Article Type Web Article

Manifesto of the Brave & Brokenhearted: The Rising Strong Book Trailer

Published by Brene Brown Posted May 12th 2016 Category Life, Relationships, Resilience Article Type Video

How to stifle your creativity in 10 easy steps

Published by lifehack.org Posted May 12th 2016 Category Creative Article Type Web Article

Loneliness May Be Bad for Your Heart

Published by The New York TImes Posted May 12th 2016 Category Relationships Article Type Web Article

Local experts offer advice on dealing with grief

Published by Stephen Kindland Posted May 12th 2016 Category Grief Article Type Web Article

Loneliness grows from individual ache to public health hazard

Published by Washington Post Posted May 12th 2016 Category Depression, Life, Relationships Article Type Web Article

How to Transform Anger in 4 Steps

Published by Judy Leif Posted May 12th 2016 Category Brain, Happiness, Life Article Type Web Article

How to Live Wisely

Published by Richard J Light Posted May 12th 2016 Category Life Article Type Web Article

Cooling the Raging Fires of Anger

Published by Jeffrey Brantley Posted May 12th 2016 Category Relationships, Stress Article Type Web Article

The Cure for Fear

Published by Ben Crair Posted May 12th 2016 Category Fear Article Type Web Article

‘Inside Out,’ Depression, Anxiety & What Happens When Fear Is The Dominant Emotion In Your Control Center

Published by Chelsea Mize Posted May 12th 2016 Category Anxiety, Depression Article Type Web Article

What the new science of touch says about ourselves

Published by Admin Gopnik Posted May 12th 2016 Category Health Article Type Web Article

A Son In Chains. A Depressed Mom. Here’s What Helped

Published by Nurith Aizenman Posted May 10th 2016 Category Depression Article Type Web Article

The Surprising Science of Happiness

Published by Josh Walker Posted May 10th 2016 Category Happiness Article Type Web Article

The Top 10 Myths and Misconceptions About Depression

Published by Jenise Harmon Posted May 10th 2016 Category Depression Article Type Web Article

The Ugly Truth

Published by Vinson Cunningham Posted May 10th 2016 Category Conversations Article Type Web Article

Toward a new understanding of mental illness

Published by Thomas Insel Posted May 10th 2016 Category Brain Article Type Video

To Better Cope With Stress, Listen to Your Body

Published by Gretchen Reynolds Posted May 10th 2016 Category Stress Article Type Web Article

To Separate Our Dreams from Others’ Fears

Published by Sharon Slazberg Posted May 10th 2016 Category Fear Article Type Web Article

To Those Who Call Me Brave for Sharing About Surviving Suicide Loss

Published by Deborah Greene Posted May 10th 2016 Category Fear, Suicide Article Type Web Article

Transform Your Fears Mindfully

Published by Carolyn Gimian Posted May 10th 2016 Category Fear Article Type Web Article

Trudeau opens up about his family’s struggles with mental health

Published by CTVNews.ca Staff Posted May 10th 2016 Category Addiction, Anxiety, Conversations, Depression, Suffering Article Type Web Article

Katie Couric Sounds Off: Grief, Research and the Importance of Early Detection

Published by Katie Couric Posted May 10th 2016 Category Grief Article Type Web Article

Unresolved grief can be hidden health risk, experts say

Published by Janice LLoyd Posted May 10th 2016 Category Grief Article Type Web Article

Suicide bereavement and complicated grief

Published by Miscellaneous Posted May 10th 2016 Category Grief, Suicide Article Type Web Article

A new approach to complicated grief

Published by Karen Kersting Posted May 10th 2016 Category Grief Article Type Web Article

Center for Grief and Death Education

Published by Website Posted May 10th 2016 Category Grief, Life Article Type Web Article

We’ve Got Resolutions All Wrong

Published by Tania Lombrozo Posted May 10th 2016 Category Happiness, Life Article Type Web Article

What Changes When a School Embraces Mindfulness?

Published by Katrina Schwartz Posted May 10th 2016 Category Brain, Happiness Article Type Web Article

What Do We Have All Wrong About Meditation?

Published by Dan Harris Posted May 10th 2016 Category Happiness Article Type Video

Point of View: When Vulnerability and Trauma Collide

Published by Heather Hurlock Posted May 10th 2016 Category Trauma, Vulnerability Article Type Web Article

Why I’m speaking out about my experience of living with anxiety

Published by Lee Suckling Posted May 10th 2016 Category Anxiety Article Type Web Article

Why we need to talk about suicide

Published by The Guardian Posted May 10th 2016 Category Suicide Article Type Web Article

The Road to Resilience

Published by American Psychology Association Posted May 10th 2016 Category Resilience Article Type Web Article

Resiliency Quiz – How Resilient Are You?

Published by Courage Project Posted May 10th 2016 Category Resilience Article Type Web Article

You Are Not Just Your Brain

Published by Alva Noe Posted May 10th 2016 Category Brain, Happiness, Life Article Type Web Article

You Are Stronger Than You (and Your Therapist) Think

Published by Michael Bennett Posted May 10th 2016 Category Depression, Happiness, Life Article Type Web Article

5 Things Great Leaders Know About Their Emotions That Others Don’t

Published by Carey Nieuwhof Posted May 9th 2016 Category Happiness, Health, Vulnerability Article Type Web Article

3 Hard But Powerful Truths about Likeability and Leadership

Published by Carey Nieuwhof Posted May 9th 2016 Category Relationships Article Type Web Article

How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running

Published by Melissa Dahl Posted May 9th 2016 Category Brain, Health Article Type Web Article

9 risk factors for suicide and 1 important question you can ask to hopefully know for sure

Published by Angie Aker Posted May 9th 2016 Category Relationships, Suicide Article Type Web Article

12 Tips for Living a Longer Life

Published by Dan Buettner Posted May 9th 2016 Category Happiness, Life Article Type Web Article

49 Phrases to Calm an Anxious Child

Published by Renee Jain Posted May 9th 2016 Category Anxiety, Conversations, Relationships Article Type Web Article

A New Way To Look At Emotions

Published by Alva Noe Posted May 9th 2016 Category Brain, Conversations, Empathy, Fear Article Type Web Article

American Foundation of Suicide Prevention

Published by AFSP Posted May 9th 2016 Category Suicide Article Type Web Article

An Open Letter to Young People Struggling, From a Suicide Survivor

Published by Amanda Redhead Posted May 9th 2016 Category Suicide Article Type Web Article

How to Awaken the Fearless Heart

Published by Tara Brach, PhD Posted May 9th 2016 Category Fear Article Type Web Article

Before You Judge Lazy Workers, Consider They Might Serve A Purpose

Published by Yuki Noguchi Posted May 9th 2016 Category Conversations, Creative, Relationships Article Type Audio

Behind Closed Doors: Domestic Violence in Australia

Published by Al Jazeera Posted May 9th 2016 Category Relationships, Resilience, Suffering Article Type Web Article

What is Narcissism and what is Narcissistic behaviour?

Published by The Hart Centre Posted Feb 17th 2016 Category Empathy, Life Article Type Web Article

8 Things People With Hidden Depression Do

Published by Jane Scearce for LifeHack Posted Feb 16th 2016 Category Depression Article Type Web Article

Brain Training May Help Calm The Storms Of Schizophrenia

Published by Amy Standen Posted Feb 16th 2016 Category Brain, Schizophrenia Article Type Web Article

The Power of Solitude

Published by Leo Babauta Posted Nov 17th 2015 Category Resilience Article Type Web Article

When does a fear become a debilitating phobia?

Published by Lin Taylor Posted Nov 5th 2015 Category Fear Article Type Web Article

It’s Not Always Depression

Published by Hilary Jacobs Hendel Posted Oct 3rd 2015 Category Depression Article Type Web Article

Science Shows Something Surprising About People Who Love to Write

Published by Rachel Grate Posted Sep 17th 2015 Category Creative Article Type Web Article

The Powerful Link Between Your Singing Voice And Your Emotions

Published by The Singing Zone Posted Aug 13th 2015 Category Creative Article Type Web Article

People Who Feel They Have A Purpose In Life Live Longer

Published by Patti Neighmond for NPR Posted Jul 28th 2015 Category Health Article Type Audio

The Science Of Suicide: Researchers Work To Determine Who’s Most At Risk

Published by Lynn Jolocoeur Posted May 15th 2015 Category Suicide Article Type Audio

Long-Term Depression May Boost Stroke Risk Long After Mood Improves

Published by Patti Neighmond for NPR Posted May 14th 2015 Category Depression Article Type Web Article

Laughter & Silence: The Spiritual Odd Couple

Published by Parker J. Palmer Posted Apr 29th 2015 Category Vulnerability Article Type Web Article

When the Going Gets Tough…

Published by Katrina Kenison Posted Apr 20th 2015 Category Life Article Type Web Article

No Rest For Your Sleeping Brain

Published by Jon Hamilton Posted Apr 14th 2015 Category Brain Article Type Web Article

Interview: David Brooks, Author Of The Road To Character

Published by NPR Books Posted Apr 13th 2015 Category Creative Article Type Audio

Online Reflections of Our Offline Lives

Published by Danah Boyd Posted Apr 9th 2015 Category Creative Article Type Web Article

The Science of Resilience

Published by Bari Walsh Posted Mar 23rd 2015 Category Resilience Article Type Web Article

Excessive Praise Parents Causes Child Narcissism

Published by Sarah Kollmorgen Posted Mar 10th 2015 Category Life Article Type Web Article

Enforced Idiot Optimism Is Worse Than Rational Pessimism

Published by Bryan Appleyard Posted Mar 8th 2015 Category Life Article Type Web Article

Meditation for a Good Night’s Sleep

Published by Anahad O'Connor Posted Feb 23rd 2015 Category Health Article Type Web Article

The Biggest Barrier To Preventing Suicide: Not Talking About It

Published by Lynn Jolicoeur Posted Feb 15th 2015 Category Suicide Article Type Audio

Big Personality Masked Pain That Led To Suicide

Published by Lynn Jollicoeur Posted Feb 5th 2015 Category Suicide Article Type Audio

The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered And It Is Not What You Think

Published by Johann Hari Posted Jan 20th 2015 Category Addiction, Brain Article Type Web Article

Depression May Be Caused by Inflammation

Published by Tim De Chant Posted Jan 5th 2015 Category Depression Article Type Web Article

Kids are inheriting their parents’ trauma. Can science stop it?

Published by Judith Shulevitz Posted Nov 17th 2014 Category PTSD Article Type Web Article

Anxiety and the Brain: An Introduction

Published by Calm Clinic Posted Nov 14th 2014 Category Brain Article Type Web Article

Science Says Lasting Relationships Come Down To 2 Basic Traits

Published by Emily Esfahani Smith Posted Nov 9th 2014 Category Relationships Article Type Web Article

The Disease of Being Busy

Published by Omid Safi Posted Nov 6th 2014 Category Health, Life Article Type Web Article

Why Trust Is A Crucial Ingredient in Shaping Independent Learners

Published by Katrina Schwartz Posted Nov 4th 2014 Category Vulnerability Article Type Web Article

Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?

Published by Maanvi Singh Posted Oct 24th 2014 Category Brain Article Type Web Article

The Contrarians on Stress: It Can Be Good for You

Published by Alina Tugend Posted Oct 3rd 2014 Category Stress Article Type Web Article

How To Rewire Your Brain For Greater Happiness

Published by Jane Porter Posted Aug 27th 2014 Category Brain, Happiness Article Type Web Article

How Successful People Stay Calm

Published by Dr Travis Bradberry Posted Aug 5th 2014 Category PTSD Article Type Web Article

Programming your mind for success

Published by Carrie Green at TEDxManchester Posted Jun 20th 2014 Category Brain Article Type Video

Will Scientists Soon be Able to Erase Our Most Traumatic Memories?

Published by Richard Conniff via The Smithosian Magazine Posted May 16th 2014 Category Brain, PTSD Article Type Web Article

The Psychology of Choking Under Pressure

Published by Gretchen Reynolds Posted May 14th 2014 Category Stress Article Type Web Article

Got A Hobby? Might Be A Smart Professional Move

Published by Maanvi Singh Posted Apr 17th 2014 Category Creative Article Type Web Article

Anger is a signal and one worth listening to!

Published by Dr. Harriet Lerner Posted Apr 12th 2014 Category Article Type Web Article

Good Day Sunshine: Could Morning Light Help Keep Us Lean?

Published by Allison Aubrey for NPR Posted Apr 3rd 2014 Category Health Article Type Web Article

Reprogramming your brain to overcome fear

Published by Olympia LePoint at TEDxPCC Posted Mar 5th 2014 Category Fear Article Type Video

PTSD

Published by Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria Posted Feb 17th 2014 Category Stress Article Type Web Article

What is the difference between natural, normal anxiety and an anxiety disorder?

Published by Dr Marbles Posted Dec 18th 2013 Category Panic Attacks Article Type Web Article

Coping With Shame

Published by Mark Travis Rivera Posted Dec 18th 2013 Category Shame Article Type Web Article

The Power of Empathy

Published by Brené Brown for The RSA Posted Dec 10th 2013 Category Empathy Article Type Video

Let’s talk about suicide

Published by Hilde Bleijswijk | TEDxAmsterdamWomen Posted Dec 7th 2013 Category Suicide Article Type Video

Anxiety Disorders and Panic Attacks

Published by Alison Sommer | TEDxCarletonCollege Posted Dec 6th 2013 Category Anxiety, Panic Attacks Article Type Video

Anxiety in Your Brain: What Happens When Anxiety Attacks?

Published by Dr. Mercola Posted Dec 5th 2013 Category Article Type Web Article

How to Erase Bad Memories

Published by R. Douglas Fields via Scientific American Posted Nov 25th 2013 Category Article Type Web Article

The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans

Published by Daniel Amen at TEDxOrangeCoast Posted Oct 16th 2013 Category Brain Article Type Video

Brené Brown’s 3 Steps To Break The Cycle Of Shame

Published by Brené Brown Posted Oct 9th 2013 Category Shame Article Type Web Article

Why we choose suicide

Published by Mark Henick | TEDxToronto Posted Oct 1st 2013 Category Suicide Article Type Video

Getting stuck in the negatives (and how to get unstuck)

Published by Alison Ledgerwood | TEDxUCDavis Posted Jun 22nd 2013 Category Depression Article Type Video

How to make stress your friend

Published by Kelly McGonigal for TED Posted Jun 17th 2013 Category Stress Article Type Video

The life-changing power of words

Published by Kristin Rivas at TEDxRainie Posted Jan 13th 2013 Category Life Article Type Video

Suicide, a tough subject but everybody’s business

Published by Avril Quinn at TEDxUCC Posted Jan 10th 2013 Category Suicide Article Type Video

Mapping the Extinction of Fear in the Brain

Published by Lisa M.P. Munoz Posted Aug 20th 2012 Category Brain Article Type Web Article

Exposure Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

Published by Johanna S. Kaplan, PhD and David F. Tolin, PhD Posted Sep 6th 2011 Category Addiction, PTSD Article Type Web Article