Here's a quick question for those of you who are experiencing stress, anxiety, or insomnia. Just as you exercise your body to keep fit, what specific things do you do to train your mind to be fit and healthy?

For more information on Smiling Mind for adults and Kate's thoughts, head to Bridges blog post.

Here's a quick question for anyone who suspects they or a loved-one might have PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). Do you know how to you can manage symptoms of PTSD without having to tell your story?

For more information on PTSD Coach Australia and Daniel's review, head to the Bridges blog post.

Here's a quick question for teachers: Which new approaches have you used to help your class reduce bullying and achieve improved mental health?

For educators, information can be found on the Bridges blog here.

Here's a quick question for anyone who wants to improve their mental health. When it comes to your emotions as a unique individual, do you know which specific foods, time of day, or external situations affect your mood?

For more information on MoodPrism and Aaron's review, head to the Bridges blog post.


Discover Digital Ways to Wellness: a series to support your wellbeing.

Join our mental health professionals as they take you through a review of the digital health apps to manage wellbeing in the digital age.

Through our 'Tag a Mate, Take a Break' program, Bridges delivers wellness experiences for the men and women from the North Burnett region.

This final piece of the series will be available for all residents of the Wide Bay-Burnett region to encourage you to take a break and prioritise your wellness with digital wellbeing resources.

From the end of April 2021, this series will become available for on-demand viewing.

 

Use these quick links to find the information below

 

Series purpose

To provide the residents of the North Burnett region an opportunity to access apps to further develop positive mental health wellbeing, or assistance with addictions for themselves or family members.

Bridges will host a series of informative reviews, where our clinicians go through some tried and tested apps to support your wellbeing goals.

If 2020 taught us anything, it was how important our wellbeing is.

Our aim is to provide a clinical, evidence-based take of how these apps may help support you in your wellbeing journey.

It’s important to note that none of these apps should replace clinical, patient-centered care delivered by a mental health professional in any form. It may, however be used in conjunction, as part of “take-home activities”.

We encourage residents of the Wide Bay-Burnett region to continue to embrace the 'Tag A Mate' theme. You might see an app you and your ‘mate’ have spoken about in the past, but not sure if it’s right for you. These webinars will be on demand so you can share with them at any time.

The events are for the residents from the North Burnett region who have been doing it tough due to drought, flood, fire, or other adverse events. They are part of the Bridges 'Tag a Mate, Take a Break' program in the region, to promote wellness and self-care in the community.

The Queensland Government funds the initiative through its 'Tackling Adversity Through Integrated Care' (TRAIC) program.

Bridges will film and host these webinars through our YouTube channel and no cost to you.

Please note that you will not be required to register, sign in, or give your personal details to view these webinars. These resources are to provide the community with ongoing support in a discrete way to support you on your wellbeing journey.

 

About the apps

Our clinicians have selected a few digital wellbeing resources, which may help you achieve your wellbeing goals.

These apps were taken from the Queensland Health “Digital Health Apps” article linked here.

Our team are currently in a test and try phase of these apps, to bring you a robust review of their experiences with the apps.

 

Smiling Mind is a not-for-profit resource that may help you with mindfulness and meditation in your daily life. For more information on Smiling Mind for adults and Kate's thoughts, head to Bridges blog post.

For educators, information can be found on the Bridges blog here.

PTSD Coach Australia may help you learn about and manage symptoms that commonly occur post-trauma. For more information on PTSD Coach Australia and Daniel's review, head to the Bridges blog post.

Mood Prism focuses on helping individuals to learn more about their mood through diving deeper into summaries of their emotional health. For more information on MoodPrism and Aaron's review, head to the Bridges blog post.

For the full list from Queensland Health, click here.

How to watch

This series will be hosted on the Bridges YouTube channel through our website, and social media feeds (Facebook, YouTube & LinkedIn).

Please note that you will not be required to register, sign in, or give your personal details to view these episodes.

These resources are to provide the community with ongoing support in a discrete way to support you on your wellbeing journey.

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss your wellbeing, this TRAIC funded initiative, or your family’s wellbeing, please contact our team.

 

Terms and conditions

  • The information in these episodes are for informational purposes only, to start a conversation, and bring awareness to the importance of prioritising wellbeing. Should you wish to include any of these apps in your daily life, please consult with your mental health professional to seek sound advice.
  • In April 2021, Bridges filmed a four-part webinar series to support the mental wellbeing of residents in the North Burnett.
  • The original article was published by Queensland Health, we have since taken inspiration from there, we asked our clinical team to try it and talk about their experiences with these resources.
  • All opinions and/or views expressed in these webinars are purely personal and experience-based held by the host. These opinions and/or views are not a reflection or representation of the Bridges Health and Community Care.
  • These resources should not replace any part of yours or your loved one’s therapy or clinical intervention that you are participating in. The point of these webinars is to provide additional resources to you or your loved ones. Please consult your mental health professional, or your GP for personal advice.
  • Bridges Health and Community Care is not the creator, distributor, or paid endorser of these apps. We are just looking at what is in the market to assist public in assessing their addiction(s) or helping their own mental wellbeing and providing our personal opinions as mental health workers.

Positive impact for you and your community

Our 'Tag a Mate, Take a Break' initiative is for residents of the North Burnett region who have been doing it tough due to natural disasters, COVID-19, or other adverse event.

These resources are the final instalment of the Tag A Mate, Take A Break initiative. It is for any resident of the region to access a free and discrete webinar to support your mental wellbeing at any time.

We will continue to support the residents to celebrate the bonds and resilience of the community, as we have done for many years. We hope you enjoy these webinars and get a useful resource or two out of it.

 

Bridges contact details

  • Email [email protected]
  • Phone 1300 707 655 to explore your support options
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