Being Well

Black Dog Institute Blog for Health Professionals

e-Mental Health in Practice

Latest Blogs

Professional identities – where do they come from, and why are they important?

Professional identities – where do they come from, and why are they important?

November 27, 2018

Our professional identities play out in tangible ways such as our language, clothes and everyday behaviour. Our identity is the external representation of our inner feelings, beliefs, experiences and values. We all have a number of identities – personal, professional, social which reflect our day to day experiences and the environments within which we operate.

Read More

What’s Your Superpower?

What’s Your Superpower?

October 30, 2018

So much medical focus is on the deficits in people that those of us who work within the medical model tend to forget to look for people’s strengths. We may eventually even fail to see and value our own strengths as they become, in our own minds, just things that everybody has.

Read More

Gratitude is just the beginning – Bite Back’s Mental Fitness Challenge

Gratitude is just the beginning – Bite Back’s Mental Fitness Challenge

October 16, 2018

We could all do with a little improvement in our “mental fitness.” It would help us manage those moments of anxiety and low mood, but it would also help us manage the ordinary stresses in our daily lives.

Read More

Looking for Mental Health Help in the 21st Century

Looking for Mental Health Help in the 21st Century

September 18, 2018

This is a great video documentary about the new ways we have now to think about and to help manage our own mental health problems, or those of others.

Read More

Tobacco and Harm Reduction

Tobacco and Harm Reduction

September 04, 2018

There’s no question about it -if you don’t feel so well, if you are feeling stressed and anxious, smoking a cigarette will make you feel better for a while. Many a soldier for whom cigarettes were supplied as part of their daily rations, will tell you so.

Read More