Mental health

A conversation could save a life

People involved with suicide prevention charity R U OK? are holding events around Australia next Thursday, 14 September, to raise awareness of the importance of having meaningful conversations with mates and loved ones.

From morning teas and sausage sizzles to trekking the Kokoda Track over Anzac Day 2018, there are opportunities to be involved and find out how four questions could help save someone’s life.

To find out more, visit the website.

R U OK? Founder Gavin Larkin died of cancer at the age of 42 in 2011.

Tips to jog your memory

Lost your umbrella or keys lately?

Researchers have found a couple of simple tricks that may stop you losing them again.

The idea is to imagine an action between the two objects, such as the point of the umbrella being stuck in the lock of the front door, preventing you from opening it, or the keys badly scratching the kitchen table you left them on.

But you must think of a potential consequence as the result of not having the item or items – before you need them again.

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