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Tag: Mental Health

Podcast seeks answers on handling life’s challenges

After losing his best mate to suicide two years ago, Matt Richards made a promise to himself that he’d do all he could to help others who might be facing similar challenges. Through...

Mental health issues do not define who you are, says advocate

Mental health matters. That’s the driving force behind Newcastle-based advocate and Black Dog Institute volunteer Elliot Waters’ work. The 30-year-old is a Breaking Down Depression presenter, where, through a 45-minute session, he talks about...

A year in review: September 2020

September marked the beginning of spring in the Hunter and, unfortunately, the start of the swooping season. In the latest entry to the Newcastle Weekly's year in review, we're looking at the...

A year in review: April 2020

In April, the coronavirus pandemic still had the world on hold and we did our best to bring you good news and keep you updated throughout the month. Here are seven of...

Movember: It’s time to get growing

Growing facial hair and playing a board game may be the most masculine way of tackling men's health this month. As Movember launches its annual month-long campaign this Sunday 1 November, those...

Mr Perfect cooking up companionship

Life has its challenges for Fredric Holten. After living through childhood trauma, he now deals with post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression. “I’ve spent the past 20 months working through those issues in a...

Call for conversations during Mental Health Month

Many Novocastrians recognise Lyndsay Walker as a super fit athlete who completes a series of physically-demanding challenges in the name of charity. Mr Walker, however, wants to be "the best listener I can...

Campaign encourages community connection

A new recruitment campaign is calling on people in the Hunter to step up and help build a suicide safe community.   National charity Lifeline launched the movement today to encourage residents to...