Easter eggs versus 'eggercise'

It’s nearly Easter and before you tear off that shiny foil and devour that delicious Easter egg, why not take a second to find out how many calories are in that treat and how much ‘eggercise’ you may need to do to burn it off. read more

Susan Martin
Susan Martin 17 March 16 Healthy eating

Travelling with pets

Make your travel plans with your pet happy and hassle-free with some of our best pet transport tips. read more

Karan White
Karan White 19 January 17 Raising children

Easy tips to throw the perfect family games night

Baby Mac shares her tips on how to throw a family games night everyone will enjoy. read more

Beth MacDonald
Beth MacDonald 16 January 17 Raising children

Enjoying Easter treats without blowing out

Temptation can seem like it’s all around us at Easter. Bupa dietitian Rosalyn D’Angelo shares her tips to help maintain some balance over the long weekend. read more

Rosalyn D'Angelo
Rosalyn D'Angelo 24 March 16 Healthy eating
  1. Easter eggs versus 'eggercise'
  2. Travelling with pets
  3. Easy tips to throw the perfect family games night
  4. Enjoying Easter treats without blowing out

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Welcome to The Blue Room. Whether you’re raising a family, trying to improve your health and wellbeing, caring for an ageing loved one, or living with a health condition, you’ve come to the right place. We have information you can trust, and real stories to help inspire you to live a longer, healthier, happier life.


If you’re getting older or caring for an ageing loved one, Caring provides advice to help you stay at home longer, make informed decisions about care, be happy, engaged and socially active.

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Our NDIS plan: what I've learnt about tackling the first planning meeting

Julie Jones, author of “Have Wheelchair Will Travel” has recently taken the leap of faith entering into the NDIS to gain extra support for her son… read more

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Julie Jones 09 Apr 17 Stay independent
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What is the NDIS and who is eligible?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) can be confusing but it’s also an exciting opportunity for many people to receive support which they… read more

Christie Cooper
Christie Cooper 06 Apr 17 Stay independent
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Life with cerebral palsy and the drive to make a difference

Kristy Trajcevski opens up about what it’s like to live in her uncooperative body. The 35-year-old with cerebral palsy is now working to give choice… read more

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Kristy Trajcevski 01 Mar 17 Keep connected


From pregnancy to birth, babies and beyond, Families provides helpful information and resources to help you raise healthier, happier children.

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Is there a 'terrible twos'?

Having had twins who sailed through their twos without much of a challenge, I was convinced there was no such thing as the ‘terrible twos’. Then my… read more

Chris Pavey
Chris Pavey 30 Mar 17 Raising children
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Taking ten with Carolyn Creswell

Carolyn Creswell, owner and founder of Carman’s Fine Foods, talks about the  importance of spending time with your family and shares how she tries to… read more

Peter Wilmoth
Peter Wilmoth 28 Mar 17 Raising children
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Jade's story: Cerebral Palsy and living life to the fullest

Jade Heinstman has a lesson for us all with her approach to living with a disability and not letting it hold her back from reaching her goals.  

Danielle Colley
Danielle Colley 21 Mar 17 Raising children


If you’re committed to improving your health, Healthier has the information, inspiration and advice to help you reach your goals.

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6 biggest mistakes people make when brushing teeth

If you brush your teeth twice a day, for “two minutes”, there’s still a good chance you could be getting it wrong. Bupa Dental’s Executive Clinical… read more

Dr Mark Psillakis
Dr Mark Psillakis 19 Mar 17 Wellness
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How to help someone who has recently been discharged from hospital

Recovering from a stay in hospital can feel a whole lot more manageable when you’ve got a good support network around you. Here are a few ways you… read more

Madeline Graham
Madeline Graham 27 Feb 17 Wellness
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12 things to do when recovering from a stay in hospital

If you’re recovering from an operation, you could be trying to cope with pain, sleeping problems, and new medications to remember to take. But one of… read more

Madeline Graham
Madeline Graham 26 Feb 17 Wellness

Manage & Recover

Manage & Recover provides information and support to help you or a loved one with a heart condition, cancer or diabetes.

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Not all breast lumps are sinister but all must be checked out

During a not-so routine breast check, mother of two Danielle Colley found a breast lump. She shares her experience of doctors’ appointments,… read more

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Danielle Colley 10 Apr 17 Cancer
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Life after stroke: taking over my daughter's role in life

At 53, I became a surrogate mother to my daughter’s 2 children, a carer to someone with a severe disability, and a person who felt completely alone… read more

Anonymous 01 Mar 17 Stroke
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Under the Jacaranda tree: One family's journey with cancer

In 2015 my wife Teresa lost her decade long struggle with Cancer. My apologies for the drama from the get go but there really is no other way to… read more

Alan 17 Feb 17 Cancer

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