A new Dawn: recovering from postnatal depression

Dawn shares her family's experience with postnatal depression and her long road to recovery. read more

Dawn Rieniets
Dawn Rieniets 18 May 16 Pregnancy

Recovering from stroke

Bill Gasiamis is a stroke survivor. At 37 he thought he was bullet proof but he suffered his first stroke. Read more about his story here. read more

Bill Gasiamas
Bill Gasiamas 28 May 16 Stroke

Tips to encourage fussy kids to eat veggies

For many parents getting kids to eat their veggies is a daily battle that amounts to tantrums, trickery and truckloads of tolerance. read more

Rosalyn D'Angelo
Rosalyn D'Angelo 01 June 16 Healthy eating

Seven strategies to help improve confidence

Confidence is essentially a belief in our ability to succeed. It extends to all areas of our lives and if you have it in abundance, it enables you to take risks and seize opportunities whether it be at work, in your social life, and beyond. read more

Pablo Vandenabeele
Pablo Vandenabeele 18 May 16 Wellness
  1. A new Dawn: recovering from postnatal depression
  2. Recovering from stroke
  3. Tips to encourage fussy kids to eat veggies
  4. Seven strategies to help improve confidence

The Blue Room

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.

Caring

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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The gift of time

For Denise Bunn, Bupa Aged Care in Runaway Bay is like her second home.

Tracy McBeth
Tracy McBeth 18 May 16 Keep connected
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A lifetime of memories

When 92-year-old Joyce Scott reflects on her service during World War II, she has mixed emotions.

Tracy McBeth
Tracy McBeth 27 Apr 16 Considering care
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A truly happy hour

When you hear the term happy hour you might think of a pub or bar, but at Bupa Aged Care Traralgon it truly is an hour of happiness.

Tracy McBeth
Tracy McBeth 07 Apr 16 Considering care

Families

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

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Ten Freezable Lunchbox Ideas

Here are ten freezer friendly lunchbox fillers to help take the hassle out of making packed lunches for the kids. 

Stacey Clare
Stacey Clare 01 Jun 16 Raising children
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Understanding gestational diabetes

Between 10 and 20% of pregnant women in Australia are affected by gestational diabetes. We look at what you can do to help prevent it and how you can… read more

Jodi Wilson
Jodi Wilson 26 May 16 Pregnancy
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Postnatal depression: how you can help a loved one

Postnatal depression is relatively common and can happen pretty much any time after having a baby. If you know a new parent here are some signs to… read more

Charmaine Yabsley
Charmaine Yabsley 25 May 16 Parental health

Healthier

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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How many nuts in one 'portion'?

Nuts are a powerhouse of nutrition. They’re packed with a vegetarian source of protein and full of healthy fats, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.… read more

Rosalyn D'Angelo
Rosalyn D'Angelo 07 Jun 16 Healthy eating
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Can you be 'fat but fit'

It’s currently a trending hashtag but can you still be healthy even if you’re overweight so long as you’re fit?  

Karen Fittall
Karen Fittall 06 Jun 16 Be active
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Two Ingredient Coconut Cookies

The simple things in life are often the best. Made with just two ingredients, these cookies are an incredibly delicious, quick and easy-to-make snack.

Stacey Clare
Stacey Clare 05 Jun 16 Healthy eating

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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Breast cancer myths debunked

We’ve all heard myths about deodorant or underwire bras causing breast cancer. So we talk to those in the know to sort fact from fiction. 

Susan Martin
Susan Martin 05 Jun 16 Cancer
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Recovering from stroke

Bill Gasiamis is a stroke survivor. At 37 he thought he was bullet proof but he suffered his first stroke. Read more about his story here.

Bill Gasiamis
Bill Gasiamis 28 May 16 Stroke
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Heart attack: family, life, relationships

Your loved ones might be struggling to deal with your heart attack. Here’s how to help them while still putting your needs first.

Megan Blandford
Megan Blandford 02 May 16 Heart health

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