Personal support

Resources to support your personal health and wellbeing.

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Written by Kate Shedden, Aoife Meyer, and Markeeta Waddington
Mental health and wellbeing

7 Podcasts for sleep, relaxation, and sleep science

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Why talking about our problems makes us feel better

Research can explain why expressing pain can be so therapeutic.
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How to reduce stress and prepare for exams

Here are some ways to help reduce stress and ensure you're as organised as possible for exam time.
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10 tips for managing anxiety during COVID-19

If you’re feeling anxious or worried during this time, you’re not alone.
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5 ways to help cope with stress

Stressful situations are a part of life, here are some ways to help you deal with them.
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Feeling overwhelmed and stressed?

Explore the signs of stress and how to manage feelings of being overwhelmed.
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How to keep your motivation momentum going

Remaining focused can be tough, we share some top ways to stay on track.
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How to get motivated

If you’re having trouble finding the means to become motivated, Sonder is here to help.
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Mental Health Resources

We are lucky to have an abundance of free mental health support and resources available in Australia and New Zealand.
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Wellbeing mobile apps

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First aid

First aid action plan

Use the DRSABCD action plan to assess whether someone has any life-threatening conditions and if they need immediate first aid assistance.
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What you need in a first aid kit

Make sure you have these items in your first aid kit.
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Smoke and embers in your eyes

What to do if you get smoke or embers in your eyes.
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Eye injuries

Signs, symptoms and what to do in the event of an eye injury.
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Poisoning

Signs, symptoms and what to do in the event of poisoning.
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Febrile convulsions

Signs, symptoms and what to do in the event of a child experiencing convulsions.
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Hypothermia

Signs, symptoms and what to do in the event of hypothermia.
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Stroke

Signs, symptoms and what to do in the event of a stroke.
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Shock

Signs, symptoms and what to do in the event of shock.
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Heart attack

Signs, symptoms and what to do in the event of a heart attack.
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Epileptic seizures

Signs, symptoms and what to do in the event of an epileptic seizure.
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Diabetic emergency

Signs, symptoms and what to do in the event of a diabetic emergency.
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Fracture and dislocations

Signs, symptoms and what to do in the event of a fracture or dislocation.
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Concussion

Signs, symptoms and what to do in the event of a concussion.
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Severe bleeding

What to do in the event of severe bleeding.
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Sprains and strains

Signs, symptoms and what to do in the event of a strain or sprain.
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A choking adult/child

Signs, symptoms and what to do in the event of a choking adult/child.
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A choking infant

Signs, symptoms and what to do in the event of a choking infant.
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Burns and scalds

Signs, symptoms and what to do in the event of burns or scalds.
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Severe allergic reaction (Anaphylaxis)

Signs, symptoms and what to do in the event of a severe allergic reaction.
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Nose bleed

What to do in the event of a nose bleed.
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Bat bites and scratches

What to do in the event of a bat bite.
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Fainting

Signs, symptoms and what to do in the event of someone fainting.
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Bites and stings quick quide

What to do in the event of bites and stings.
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Asthma attack

Signs, symptoms and what to do in the event of an asthma attack.
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Spider bites

Signs, symptoms and what to do in the event of a spider bite.
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First aid resources

Discover the wide range of first aid resources at your fingertips.
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How to spot the difference between a cold, flu and COVID-19

Your nose is stuffy, throat is scratchy, and head is pounding. Is it a cold, or the flu, and how to identify potential COVID-19 symptoms.
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Pregnancy and parenting

Why is my baby crying?

What to expect and how to manage your baby's crying.
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What if my baby is refusing to take to breastfeeding or biting?

Some potential causes and what to do if your baby is refusing your breast or biting.
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Blocked milk ducts, mastitis and breast abscesses

What to do if you're experiencing blocked milk ducts, mastitis or breast abscesses.
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How to increase milk supply when breastfeeding

If you're not expressing enough breastmilk, here are some things that may help.
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Signs to look out for when your baby or toddler is tired

How to spot early signs of tiredness and what to do.
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Breastfeeding attachment techniques

Trouble with breastfeeding is common, here are some tips that may help.
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Overstimulation in babies and children

How overstimulation can affect your child and what to do.
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Why is my baby or toddler afraid of the bath?

What to do if your baby or toddler is afraid of the bath.
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Newborns: what to expect in the first week

What you can expect in the first week of caring for your newborn.
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Newborns: colic

What colic is and what to do
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Newborns: general behaviour

What general behaviour you can expect from your newborn.
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