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Feeling isolated or vulnerable? Here are some resources we’ve found useful

By October 1, 2022October 13th, 2022No Comments

If you’re feeling isolated, you’re not alone!

Many people experiencing cancer are going through feelings of vulnerability, isolation and uncertainty.

Some resources you might find useful are at www.headtohealth.gov.au

Staying connected

The connections you make through relationships, places, and social activities can build a safety net for your physical and mental health. Healthy connections with family, friends, partners and co-workers, and having a pet, are known to lower levels of anxiety and depression, and raise self-esteem.

Staying connected

How sleep can change everything

If we have quality sleep, we wake up feeling refreshed. We are better able to cope with challenges and come up with better ideas, and we get along better with the people around us. In contrast, when we don’t get quality sleep, we can feel fuzzy and irritable, and it can also lead to increased anxiety and depression.

Changing your sleep

Move your body!

Being active can be an effective way to maintain your physical and mental health. Physical activity doesn’t have to be exercise. It could be anything you do in your day-to-day life – like running errands or doing housework.

Get moving