Looking after your Mental Health

Insightful articles, videos, and health cover from HBF – all in support of your mental health.

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Mental Health in Australia - some numbers

From The National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing, 2021

Tax cheat sheet

What's included in HBF's mental health cover?

Extras cover can help pay for sessions with a psychologist or clinical psychologist.
Hospital cover can help pay for mental health treatment while you're admitted to hospital.

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Anxiety-related reads

Knowing the signs and symptoms of anxiety can help you seek support, and learning tips for managing anxious feelings can help with everyday stress.

A young woman sitting on a couch and talking to a psychologist

Seeing a psychologist for the first time?

Here’s what to expect.

Focus on depression

Depression is more than low moods, but you can recover through support - and the sooner you seek it out the better.

Mind Massage

Insightful articles backed by our network of health and wellness experts - designed for the mind.

5 counsellor-approved tips for better sleep

More than half of adult Australians are suffering from at least one chronic sleep symptom.2

These 5 tips are a starting point to good sleep hygiene, rather than a snooze-inducing solution to sleep issues. Start by speaking to your GP if you’re having trouble sleeping.


There are plenty of ways to relieve stress - but breathing is one to bask in.

Does exercise really impact mental health?

Let’s talk about the feel-good endorphins and beneficial brain chemicals released during exercise.

Health and Wellness resources we rally behind

Compiled and endorsed by HBF’s health experts.

What is it?
Meditation & Mindfulness Apps
Smiling Mind
Psychologist-developed app-based meditation program.
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Waking Up
Mindfulness app by Neuroscientist Sam Harris that includes conversations and meditation programs for beginners.
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Keep It Cleaner
Mindfulness App with great 5-10 minute meditations.
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This Way Up
Free online courses to support wellbeing and provide practical skills to improve stress, sleep, and general wellbeing.
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Sleep With Me
Podcast by Dearest Scooter for those suffering with a racing mind - boring stories to fall asleep to.
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Perinatal anxiety and depression, pregnancy, and birth support.
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Kids and Under 25s
Camp Heroes
WA camp for kids created to discuss suicide prevention.
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Reach Out
Online mental health service for under-25s and their parents.
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Resource Super Hubs and Go-To Contacts
Head to Health
Government-run super hub of digital mental health resources from trusted service providers.
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Headspace provides free online and telephone support and counselling to young people 12 - 25 and their families and friends. If you’re based in Australia and going through a tough time, headspace can help.
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World Health Organisation / Doing What Matters in Times of Stress
A downloadable, illustrated guide with techniques to save and use during times of stress – for coping during difficult times.
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Mental Health Assessment
High quality mental health assessment and treatment provided at no cost and delivered by experienced and registered mental health professionals for residents of WA aged 16+ who have mild – moderate symptoms of anxiety, depression, or substance use problem.
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Urgent support links and phone lines
24 hours, 7 days

  • Lifeline:  13 11 14 
  • Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467 
  • Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636
  • MensLine Australia: 1300 789 978
  • Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800
  • Headspace: 1800 650 890

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