It’s Time to Talk about Mental Health

It’s Time to Talk about Mental Health

Health & Wellness

20-05-2020

Almost half of all Victorians will experience mental illness in their lifetime but too many people don’t speak up for fear of stigma and discrimination. It’s time to start a new conversation – mental health is something which affects us all. 

The people profiled in It’s Time to Talk about Mental Health have shared their stories to illustrate how we are all affected by different mental health challenges, and to offer hope to anyone who may be struggling. 

You can find more information on the series by searching #timetotalkvic or read more here

If you or someone you know needs support, call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or beyondblue on 1300 224 636. In an emergency, call 000.

Nobody loves an itchy scalp

Nobody loves an itchy scalp

Health & Wellness

Nobody loves an itchy scalp (or the flakes that float off!), so give your scalp and hair some extra TLC with the MooGoo Shampoo.

Soothing and nourishing, it provides comfort and reduces itch, especially to irritated scalps.

Until 31st May, we’re offering 10% off all full-prices items from MooGoo, as well as other brands, as part of our May Self-Care Sale.

T&Cs apply. No further discounts. See instore for details.

📸 photo via MooGoo Skin Care

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Walking is such a great form of exercise

Walking is such a great form of exercise

Health & Wellness

08-05-2020

Walking is such a great form of exercise. It’s free, requires no equipment other than some comfortable, supportive shoes, and has so many benefits for your physical and mental health. 

 
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Home care for people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19

Home care for people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19

Health & Wellness

03-04-2020

 If you are ill with fever and cough you should clean hands 🙌 frequently with soap and water or with alcohol-based hand rub.
 Stay at home; do not attend work, school or public places. Rest 🛌, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food.
 Stay in separate room from other family members, but if not possible wear a medical mask 😷 and keep a distance of at least 1 meter (3 feet) from other people. Keep the room well-ventilated and if possible use a dedicated bathroom.
 When coughing or sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or use disposable tissue 🤧 and discard after use. If you experience difficulty breathing, call 📞 your health care facility immediately.

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Time for your flu shot

Time for your flu shot

Health & Wellness

02-04-2020

Expert health advice all points to one thing – each of us must do our part to help flatten the curve so our health systems continue to cope with COVID-19 patients.

Other than social distancing, one important thing we can all do right now is to get vaccinated for the flu. It’s quick and you can easily organise one at your local pharmacy.

The fewer people needing to go to hospital with the flu this year, the better. Speak to your local pharmacist today to arrange.

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Coronavirus with a baby: what you need to know to prepare and respond

Coronavirus with a baby: what you need to know to prepare and respond

Health & Wellness

16-03-2020

Authors: 

Karleen Gribble – Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University

 – Research Fellow, Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney

If you have a baby, you may be worried about them catching the coronavirus, particularly after media reports of an Australian infant diagnosed with it.

The good news is, the evidence so far is babies almost never get seriously ill from the coronavirus. And even if infected, they may have no symptoms. Read More >

Myth busting – Novel Coronavirus

Myth busting – Novel Coronavirus

Health & Wellness

12-02-2020

Posted 10 February 2020 by Better Health Channel Team

 
man blowing his nose in front of computerWhat we know: the facts about novel coronavirus

In late 2019 cases of a novel coronavirus started to be reported. There have been some cases in Victoria, and the Department of Health and Human Services has worked closely with the Victorian health sector, Commonwealth and international agencies to help keep people safe, healthy and informed. Read More >