Category: Wellbeing

COVID-19 Testing North Shore Locations

Hornsby Clinical Labs Pathology Drive-through clinic 7 Jersey Street, Carpark of the former Northern Institute of Sydney, 2077, HornsbyCarpark of the former Northern Institute of Sydney.Appointments are not required Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital Building 8, Level 2, Derby Road, Gate 5, Old Leighton Lodge, 2077, HornsbyAppointments are not required St Ives Douglas Hanly Moir Drive-through Pathology 450 Mona Vale Rd, St Ives Showground, 2075, St. IvesChildren under 5 years can be tested at this clinic. Appointments are not required Roseville Respiratory Clinic 132A Pacific Highway, 2069, RosevilleThe clinic is the White Marquee on the left-hand side of the main medical centre....

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Feeling flat or stressed? Sign up to Black Dog Institute’s free trial

With current COVID restrictions and lockdown, the Black Dog Institute is reaching out to those who have been left feeling unable to cope following the pandemic. Whether it is because you have been left in financial difficulties, are struggling to secure work or are just in shock upon reflection about what has happened this year – the medical research centre wants to help. The medical research institute is running research on how people receive and learn strategies on how to cope with stress and mood issues through a new, free trial which can be delivered digitally from your own...

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Mask Wearing this Winter

AP Direct Sales With winter officially upon us, now is the ideal time to stock up on some quality masks for you and your family. In the case that masks are also made mandatory in public spaces once again, local business AP Direct Sales is here to help. Located in Pymble, AP Direct Sales has over 10 years of industry experience when it comes to promoting personal protective equipment (PPE) products. AP Direct Sales has continued its vision to promote public health and safety to the community and its workplaces, noting, “infection prevention is one step ahead of infection...

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Gaslighting

Matthew Wai May is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and it is held annually to raise community awareness of the social and personal impacts of domestic and family violence and the support available to those affected. For this reason, Sydney Observer has aimed to shed light on one of the red flags that people should look out for in potentially dangerous relationships, whether it be romantic or platonic. Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation towards a partner, whether in a romantic relationship, or among friends or family members. Gaslighting can occur with the slightest of issues involving elements of deception,...

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Health Signalling – what is it and why do we do it?

Matthew Wai We are witnessing an increasing rate of health-focused content on social media. This is an increasing trend, referred to as ‘health signalling.’ The premise of the trend is people promoting their health values and lifestyle while in the process, often demeaning those who are not performing to the same expectation level. Health signalling can be a showcase or promotion of wellness-related attitudes primarily via social media. Whether it be posting about your morning green juice, the number of kilometres you have run, a step count, waking up in the early hours of the morning to meditate or...

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