Here’s why.

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When I was younger, I spent countless hours listing all the unattractive things about myself, and how I could change them. I compared myself to friends who were in relationships, random Instagram influencers, and even to “Future Dee” who would sort out all her “problems” and finally be “happy” in a relationship.

If this sounds familiar — I am here to tell you, you are not alone. The need to be in a relationship is instilled in us from a young age, and together with the influence of the media, it is almost inescapable. Almost.

Through watching and observing relationships…


Increasing connections to nature, others, and ourselves.

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Swimming is enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities. There are countless ways to get involved —from swimming laps in a pool, enjoying an aqua aerobics class, or participating in regular swimming lessons. For the bravest of us, ocean swimming is also an increasingly popular sport.

Just like learning to ride a bike, swimming is a learned skill. Good swimmers are developed over time. But you don’t have to be a serious lap swimmer, or even a good swimmer, to benefit from the sport. …


You have asked someone if they are okay. They reply no. What do you do next?

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For many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected our mental health. It’s important to check in on our friends and ask how they are — but what do we do if they are not okay?

Here are 5 steps to help you support someone having a mental health crisis.

One thing before we start — it’s important to recognise that we ‘can not pour from an empty cup’. This means we cannot support others if we are having a hard time ourselves…

Dee Drury

Mental Health Advocate | Passionate about Mental Health & Wellbeing | Completed a Bachelor of Criminology & Psychology in 2020 | (she/her)

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