Dr Natasha Yates is a General Practitioner (GP) and Assistant Professor of General Practice at Bond University in Queensland. In this Q&A for Wellbeing by Teacher, she unpacks the differences between tiredness and fatigue, and the impact of each on our overall health and wellbeing.
Recent research has shown that participants in a cooking class have experienced not only an increase in their cooking confidence, but also improved mental health. Here, we speak to a member of the research team, Jo Rees from Edith Cowan University, to find out more.
‘It’s not important how I ride. It’s just important that I ride. I’m a better person after I have been on a ride.’ Matt Hill, K-6 Creative Arts Project Advisor with the New South Wales Department of Education, shares why spending time mountain biking is important for his wellbeing.
It’s Men’s Health Week this week in Australia, and in this article, we speak with Dr Brendan Quinn from the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) about an Australian longitudinal study into men’s health and its findings related to the social connectedness of males.
Grief caused by bereavement is something we will all encounter at some point in our lives, but there are also many other different types of grief and loss that we can experience – whether it’s the loss of a pet, having a sick or elderly relative, or grief caused by natural disasters. Here, we look at the different types of grief and loss and how they can impact our overall wellbeing.
How do you relax and unwind when you have spare time outside of work? Do you like to listen to music, read novels, sew, paint, or perhaps watch a movie? These are just a few examples of engaging in the arts, and research shows this engagement has a positive impact on our mental wellbeing.
‘I am still an advocate of moving for wellbeing, but the way that I do that movement has been adjusted. My biggest take away, so far, has been that changing how you move is okay, just as long as you do move.’ Teacher Aimee Blazek shares how she adjusted her exercise regime while pregnant so she could still move her body.
It’s safe to say we’ve all been grappling with uncertainties around how our work and personal lives will be affected by the unpredictable nature of the pandemic for longer than we thought. Here, Mary Spillane, Clinical Psychologist and Headspace App Mental Health Expert for Australia, joins Wellbeing by Teacher to share some strategies for coping with uncertainty and change in life.
Having meaningful friendships as an adult is important for our overall health and wellbeing. So, as we head back to work for another year, how can we make sure we maintain these friendships? What about making new friends? Associate Professor Roger Patulny shares some strategies with Wellbeing by Teacher.
Recent research highlights the impact of the pandemic in exacerbating pre-existing risk factors for social isolation and loneliness. In this infographic, we share some of the findings.