Townsville’s population is set to boom in 2021, estimated by the Australian Bureau of Statistics to become the first city in Northern Australia to reach 200,000 residents.
Despite a thriving population, locals will attest the Townsville community can feel as close-knit as a small country town. A morning walk on the Strand, enjoying a meal on Palmer Street or cheering on the kids’ footy team can often lead families, friends and colleagues to cross paths unexpectedly.
As we know in the workplace, we need to look after our own wellbeing as a top priority before we can look after others. However, it’s not always easy to keep up with self-care when we feel overloaded. OnBundock offers the following tips to keep you on track:
Hundreds of people were affected by the recent floods. A large number of these are children who may have suffered major disruption, losses, or lived through frightening experiences. Many other children have been affected indirectly, through hearing about the floods or knowing someone who has lost their home. These can all be challenging experiences for children.
Currently one in five Australians experience mental ill health every year.
The Australian Psychological Society (APS) says psychological research has revealed a range of approaches that can help people stay mentally healthy to make the most of life.