Lifeline’s tool kit for men experiencing difficult times will provide some practical information about:
• Understanding some common causes of difficult times for men
• Recognising the signs of stress and strain
• Developing some strategies for what men can do to get through tough times
• Where to go for help
Lifeline’s Helping someone at risk of suicide tool kit provides information about the following:
• Are you concerned that someone close to you is considering taking their own life?
• Have you noticed changes in their attitude and behaviour?
• Has someone you know attempted suicide?
• Would you like to know how to help them stay safe and seek help?
Lifeline’s ‘Help when you are feeling down’ tool kit provides information about:
• Keeping a balanced life
• Understanding what depression is
• What we can do to feel better
• Places to go for help now
Anxiety, depression and coronary heart disease (CHD) are common conditions and often occur together. However, until recently, little was known about the relationship between them. Now there is evidence to show that depression can be as big a risk factor for CHD as smoking, high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure. Depression can also affect the recovery of people with coronary heart disease and increase their risk of further heart problems.
Beyond Blue commissioned the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) to conduct a systematic review of anxiety, depression and substance use conditions in Australian male-dominated industries.
Resilience refers to a person’s ability to bounce back or recover after adversity or hard times, and to be capable of building positively on these adversities. When a community is resilient, it can respond to crises in ways that strengthen community bonds, resources, and the community’s capacity to cope.
Lifeline’s stress awareness and management tool kit will provide some practical information about:
• Understanding what stress is
• Understanding the causes of stress
• Understanding why managing stress is important
• Monitoring your health and resilience
• Recognising the signs of stress
• Developing some strategies to manage stress