Using little moments to help make a big difference

We explore why connecting in the little everyday moments can help your child feel safe and secure, and how this can help them to grow into well-adjusted adults. read more

Nicole Vanderkroef
Nicole Vanderkroef 22 November 17 Raising children

Protective Border Collie's remarkable intuition

When Jessica Bean wakes in the night gasping for breath, her Border Collie Perra knows what to do. When Jess develops an infection, Perra is often the first one to detect it. This is Jess’s story about the incredible bond she holds with her protective pooch. read more

Jessica Bean
Jessica Bean 15 November 17 Wellness

The science of gratitude and positive psychology

Psychologist Dr. Sasha Lynn explores the concept of gratitude, and how building our gratitude, and focusing on building our strengths can lead to a more fulfilling life, even when difficult times crop up. read more

Dr Sasha Lynn
Dr Sasha Lynn 20 November 17 Raising children

Thrivor: the patient revolution

How a shock diagnosis lead to an innovation aimed at easing the physical and emotional burden for those living with cancer. read more

Tracy McBeth
Tracy McBeth 14 November 17 Cancer
  1. Using little moments to help make a big difference
  2. Protective Border Collie's remarkable intuition
  3. The science of gratitude and positive psychology
  4. Thrivor: the patient revolution

The Blue Room

Welcome to The Blue Room. Whether you’re raising a family, trying to improve your health and wellbeing, caring for an ageing loved one, or living with a health condition, you’ve come to the right place. We have information you can trust, and real stories to help inspire you to live a longer, healthier, happier life.

Caring

If you’re getting older or caring for an ageing loved one, Caring provides advice to help you stay at home longer, make informed decisions about care, be happy, engaged and socially active.

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progression of dementia Caring

The progression of dementia

Although dementia is an umbrella term for many conditions, often it can be referred to in stages. We take a closer look at the progression of… read more

Danielle Colley
Danielle Colley 13 Nov 17 Dementia
Man asks young child, what is Alzheimers disease? Caring

What is Alzheimer's?

Alzheimer’s disease affects around 20 per cent of people in Australia who are 85 or older. But what is Alzheimer’s disease, what are the symptoms,… read more

Margaret Ryan
Margaret Ryan 31 Aug 17 Dementia
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Dementia test

How can you test for dementia? Here, we look at how dementia is diagnosed. 

Margaret Ryan
Margaret Ryan 31 Aug 17 Dementia

Families

From pregnancy to birth, babies and beyond, Families provides helpful information and resources to help you raise healthier, happier children.

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Kids triathlon training

Are your kids wanting to be fighting fit and ready to enjoy a triathlon? Follow our four week plan for their big event!

Danielle Colley
Danielle Colley 15 Dec 17 Raising children
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Kids swimming in triathlons: everything you need to know

Your child has signed up for a triathlon, but you’re concerned about safety in the pool because it’s a hectic circumstance and the kids all have… read more

Danielle Colley
Danielle Colley 15 Dec 17 Raising children
Father playing cricket with his son Families

Why you should get involved in your children's activities

Taking the time to understand what your child is passionate about may just be the key to a deeper connection.

Danielle Colley
Danielle Colley 14 Dec 17 Raising children

Healthier

If you’re committed to improving your health, Healthier has the information, inspiration and advice to help you reach your goals.

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Jessica Bean's Dog Perra Healthier

Protective Border Collie's remarkable intuition 

When Jessica Bean wakes in the night gasping for breath, her Border Collie Perra knows what to do. When Jess develops an infection, Perra is often… read more

Jessica Bean
Jessica Bean 15 Nov 17 Wellness
a woman with anxiety sitting on her bed Healthier

What's the difference between anxiety and depression?

One in five people in Australia experience a mental health condition each year. This means there’s a chance you may know somebody affected by… read more

Judith Ngai
Judith Ngai 16 Oct 17 Mental Health
little boy caught in the rain Healthier

Symptoms of depression: knowing the signs

While we can all feel blue from time to time, when does it turn into depression, and how can we tell? Psychologist Dr. Sasha Lynn takes a look at the… read more

Sasha Lynn
Sasha Lynn 09 Oct 17 Mental Health

Manage & Recover

Manage & Recover provides information and support to help you or a loved one with a heart condition, cancer or diabetes.

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Thrivor: the patient revolution

How a shock diagnosis lead to an innovation aimed at easing the physical and emotional burden for those living with cancer.

Tracy McBeth
Tracy McBeth 14 Nov 17 Cancer
a man with moles Manage & Recover

The "why not" decision which could have saved my life

The Head of Brand at Bupa is counting his lucky stars, after a free work skin check uncovered a hidden ticking time bomb.

Christie Cooper
Christie Cooper 29 May 17 Cancer
woman dressing after cancer treatments Manage & Recover

How to love and style your body after cancer

Breast cancer thriver Jenni Eyles helps women learn to love their new bodies after surgery or cancer treatment, and shares her styling tips to help… read more

Jenni Eyles
Jenni Eyles 02 May 17 Cancer

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