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HEALTH & WELLBEING

Strengths and sails – learning about and living with your signature strengths

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The more mindful we are of our own character strengths, the more likely we will sustain the energy needed to achieve our goals and aspirations. Organisational coach Clive Leach is helping executives, teachers and students to identify and build these strengths.

Anti-depressant prescribing

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Australian doctors are among the highest prescribers of anti-depressants worldwide. AMA President Dr Steve Hambleton thinks that while it’s a good thing that more people seek help for depression, the health system should better support doctors to spend more time with their patients.

Should we really ban backyard pools?

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Recently there have been calls to ban backyard swimming pools to reduce drowning deaths. Jasmin Forsyth from Swim Australia says this is not only unrealistic, but also irresponsible.

Wellbeing begins with ‘We’

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Many of Australia’s challenges stem from poor relationships and unsupportive environments. Dr Sue Roffey argues that our wellbeing as individuals and a community is limited unless we are positively connected with others.

Wellbeing and Ageing

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As we age it helps to take time out once in a while, look back over our life and map out the key events. Gerry O’Sullivan invites us to review our life in order to achieve balance and wellbeing.

It's back to work – but are you really there?

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After the holiday break it can be challenging to settle back into a work routine. Clive Leach stresses the importance of balancing both wellbeing and engagement for sustainable success in work and study.
 

Ride to cure diabetes

At this fundraising event people from all over Australia meet from 17 to 19 January, for just one day or the whole weekend, to cycle through the beautiful Barossa Valley. Participants can choose between 35, 80 or 160 kilometres.

Proudly supporting Thread Together

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In the spirit of giving Open Forum, GAP and First 5000 have donated to Thread Together, a not-for-profit-organisation distributing new clothes for those in our community who are most in need.

Bringing Christmas wishes to kids in need

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Leading up to the festive season, the Starlight Children’s Foundation is working hard again to make wishes come true for hundreds of children battling a chronic or life-threatening illness. Louise Baxter asks everyone to ‘Join the Mission’ this Christmas.

Testosterone for diabetes prevention in men

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In men aged 50 or more who are overweight and have low testosterone levels the risk of developing diabetes over the next five years is extraordinarily high. Professor Gary Wittert and his team at the University of Adelaide are leading a study to investigate if testosterone supplements can prevent diabetes in these high risk men.