Knowing the signs of depression in children and teenagers

Psychologist Dr. Sasha Lynn takes a look at depression in children and teenagers, looking at the signs to keep an eye on and where parents can get help. read more

Dr Sasha Lynn
Dr Sasha Lynn 09 October 17 Raising children

How to broach the aged care conversation

My Grandpa is 90 years old. He’s been living at home with my Nana and they were doing fairly well until he had a stroke a couple of years ago. Although Grandpa recovered somewhat he was never quite as strong as he was prior to the stroke. read more

Danielle Colley
Danielle Colley 09 August 16 Keep connected

Symptoms of depression: knowing the signs

Psychologist Dr. Sasha Lynn takes a look at the symptoms of depression; what they might look and feel like, and how signs can differ between people. read more

Dr Sasha Lynn
Dr Sasha Lynn 09 October 17 Mental Health

5 things meditation can do for your health

We take a closer look at the benefits of incorporating a little meditation into your day, with Smaggle blogger Carly Jacobs. Here are five ways it could help improve your wellbeing. read more

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Carly Jacobs 24 November 16 Wellness
  1. Knowing the signs of depression in children and teenagers
  2. How to broach the aged care conversation
  3. Symptoms of depression: knowing the signs
  4. 5 things meditation can do for your health

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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Signs of dementia

If you’re worried you or a loved one may be experiencing some of the early signs of dementia, this article might help.  Here you’ll find information… read more

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Margaret Ryan 31 Aug 17 Dementia
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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

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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. 

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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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What is an episiotomy?

We go through what an episiotomy is, why you might need one during childbirth, and how to recover.

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Elizabeth Pratt 20 Oct 17 Pregnancy
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Knowing the signs of depression in children and teenagers

We know that there’s a level of moodiness that comes with the territory in childhood and adolescence. But how much is too much? And what can we do to… read more

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Sasha Lynn 09 Oct 17 Raising children
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How to choose a baby capsule

Find out what you need to know about choosing a car seat or baby capsule to help protect your child

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Christie Cooper 02 Oct 17 Babies

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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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

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Judith Ngai 16 Oct 17 Mental Health
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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

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Sasha Lynn 09 Oct 17 Mental Health
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Four fun outdoor exercises for spring

Shrug off the winter blues and head outdoors with these fun exercise ideas for spring!

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Danielle Colley 30 Aug 17 Be active

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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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.

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Christie Cooper 29 May 17 Cancer
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If I had to do chemo again

Breast cancer thriver Jenni Eyles takes us back through her chemotherapy journey, and shares her eight top tips on how to cope with chemo, and how to… read more

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Jenni Eyles 02 May 17 Cancer
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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

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Jenni Eyles 02 May 17 Cancer

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