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November 11, 2017
Stuart Rawlins

How 8 weeks of work experience can improve your mental health and life

How 8 weeks of work experience can improve your mental health and life November 11, 2017 by Stuart Rawlins This article refers to a time in 2010 and 2011 when I didn’t work for a ten month period whilst I dealt with a number of mental health conditions.   It also goes through how 8 read more…

July 16, 2017
Stuart Rawlins

The Hardest Knock

The Hardest Knock 16 July 2017, Author: Stuart Rawlins Cruising around the streets that back onto the water I could hear the mumble of the Police radio in the back ground, my ears acutely aware of my own car call sign should it be suddenly called out for a job.   But on this occasion read more…

June 19, 2017
Stuart Rawlins

What is normal and who is the judge of normal?

What is normal and who is the judge of normal? June 19, 2017 by Stuart Rawlins Normal, Am I normal? Are you normal? Who is the judge of what is normal? And what does being normal mean?   As I look around in the Brisbane Airport waiting for my flight I can see plenty of people read more…

June 3, 2017
Stuart Rawlins

So what does being Mentally Healthy mean?

So what does being Mentally Healthy mean? June 03, 2017 by Stuart Rawlins Mental Health is a term that is being used more and more frequently as the world starts to grasp how important this topic actually is.   But what does it mean to be mentally healthy?   Do a quick search of the internet including read more…

May 20, 2017
Stuart Rawlins

One shift in the life of a Police Officer

  One shift in the life of a Police Officer May 20, 2017 by Stuart Rawlins  This article is just the tip of the iceberg of some jobs that Police Officers can experience in a typical shift. To show you more of what I mean, this is a recount of my first shift as a Constable in the Queensland Police read more…

May 1, 2017
Stuart Rawlins

Who is really watching your children – Gaining their trust!

Who is really watching your children? – Gaining their trust! May 1, 2017 by Stuart Rawlins  (Trigger Warning – This article discusses peadophiles) This article is actually a DRAFT chapter called ‘Gaining their trust’ from my upcoming book ‘Who is really watching your children’.   This book contains information that is not watered down and not from a magazine, but read more…

April 23, 2017
Stuart Rawlins

5 FREE ways to improve your Mental Health

5 FREE ways to improve your Mental Health April 23, 2017 by Stuart Rawlins   We live in a world where ‘nothing is for FREE‘, I was once told. While this may be true, when it comes to improving your mental health there are a number of avenues and activities available to you, and they don’t cost a cent. Just read more…

April 15, 2017
Stuart Rawlins

Moving beyond the stigma – Are we ready to make Mental Health mainstream!

Moving beyond the stigma –  Are we ready to make mental health mainstream! April 15, 2017 by Stuart Rawlins   Is it just me, or are we experiencing an increase in the number of people coming out and telling the world that they are suffering or previously suffered from a mental illness?   Whether it’s a sports star who has fallen read more…

April 2, 2017
Stuart Rawlins

Suicides – The post affect on our Police

  Suicides – The post affect on our Police April 2, 2017 by Stuart Rawlins  (Trigger Warning – This article discusses suicide) Have you ever thought about how suicide affects others? If so have you considered how it affects our Police Officers who attend every single suicide incident?   In my 13 year career as a Queensland Police read more…

March 5, 2017
Stuart Rawlins

You may not be a celebrity but your story is just as important!

You may not be a celebrity but your story is just as important! March 5, 2017 by Stuart Rawlins As I browse through my social media feeds I come across another high profile sports star speaking out about their mental health conditions and subsequent battles.   A further quick browse and I find a celebrity telling the read more…

February 26, 2017
Stuart Rawlins

Are you finding it hard to make decisions? This may be why!

  Are you finding it hard to make decisions? This may be why! February 26, 2017 by Stuart Rawlins   Some decisions in life are easier than others, but what happens when all of your decisions become hard to make?   Prior to allowing myself to believe that I had PTSD and Depression I could make a decision in read more…

January 29, 2017
Stuart Rawlins

Can Positive Psychology improve your resilience and Mental Health

  Can Positive Psychology improve your resilience and Mental Health? January 29, 2017 by Stuart Rawlins   Resilience is still an often talked about topic in today’s ever changing and stressful world, we constantly hear that being resilient is important in both our personal lives as well as in our workplace.   But what does it mean for read more…

January 2, 2017
Stuart Rawlins

Is your work affecting your Mental Health?

Is your work affecting your Mental Health? January 2, 2017 by Stuart Rawlins   Work smarter, faster, produce better results and do more with less.   Do any of these words and phrases sound familiar? And how do they make you feel? I can tell you that they make about 3 million Australian workers, or to put read more…

December 18, 2016
Stuart Rawlins

Is your employees Mental Health affecting your business?

Is your employees Mental Health affecting your business? December 18, 2016 by Stuart Rawlins When most of us hear the words mental illness or mental health condition we immediately starting thinking of things like sadness, exposure to traumatic events or people with mind problems. Whilst that may be true there is another side to mental illness read more…

October 20, 2016
Stuart Rawlins

Saltwater Therapy – Mental Health Soup for the Soul

Saltwater Therapy – Mental Health Soup for the Soul October 20, 2016 by Stuart Rawlins Sand everywhere, three young kids, no proper toilet and how the hell am I going to watch the footy grand final. These were just my initial thoughts when a good mate suggested we head up the beach with them for a read more…

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