Oumuamua

Oumuamua

In November 2017 the astronomical world was bubbling with excitement when the first interstellar object ever seen from Earth entered our solar system. Finally, after 8 months deliberation, the scientific jury decided that, despite lacking some of the usual characteristics especially the tail that we usually associate with them, this object could indeed be classified as a comet. To the great disappointment of many it turned that it wasn’t an alien spacecraft after all.

Mental Health and Diabetes

Mental Health and Diabetes

The emotional health of people living with diabetes has been receiving greater attention as we become increasingly aware of the often-unrecognised psychological distress experienced by the approximately 1.2 million people in Australia living with diabetes.

Health professionals get sick too...

Health professionals get sick too...

As health professionals, we often live in a state of denial about our health, especially our mental health. Too busy to be sick, I’ll let someone down if I take time off work, others will judge me negatively if I admit to being unwell – all common and understandable thought processes for those whose job is to help others.

My Podcast Experience by Amy Hargrave

My Podcast Experience by Amy Hargrave

I am volunteer youth and community presenter for the Black Dog Institute and I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to feature on the Being Well podcast series made by Black Dog. In my episode I talk about my experience of using the online mental health tool ‘myCompass’ to keep my headspace positive.

The Multitasking Myth

The Multitasking Myth

I used to be a proud multitasker. I heard somewhere, and I am sure you have heard it too, that women are better multitaskers than men. It was said with pride, and often attributed to the fact that women simply had to learn to multitask well in order to manage their diverse and competing responsibilities.