Why we get "hangry"

Tired? Irritable? Can't concentrate? Maybe you’re ‘hangry’ (an amalgamation of hungry and angry,) which is a feeling usually caused by a lack of food. read more

Charmaine Yabsley
Charmaine Yabsley 19 August 16 Healthy eating

Maintaining your identity as a parent

Motherhood is all about sacrifice. You can give up so much to grow and raise a child, but it’s important you don’t lose your sense of self. read more

Tracy McBeth
Tracy McBeth 11 July 17 Parental health

Support groups for people with heart disease

How to find heart disease support groups across Australia to help you manage a heart condition. read more

Chloe Schneider
Chloe Schneider 01 April 15 Heart health

Healthy, happy mum = healthy, happy baby

Welcoming a little one into your family can be all consuming, but we look at why it’s vital for both you and bub that you take some time out for you. read more

Megan Blandford
Megan Blandford 14 September 15 Keep connected
  1. Why we get "hangry"
  2. Maintaining your identity as a parent
  3. Support groups for people with heart disease
  4. Healthy, happy mum = healthy, happy baby

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

Julie Jones, author of “Have Wheelchair Will Travel” has recently entered into the NDIS to gain extra support for her son BJ, who lives with cerebral… read more

Julie Jones
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

Kristy Trajcevski
Kristy Trajcevski 01 Mar 17 Keep connected

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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Jarryd Roughead gives young Riley Harris a gift he'll never forget

A young Hawks supporter with Treacher Collins Syndrome has starred in his own brown and gold fairy tale, with the help of Bupa and the Hawthorn… read more

Christie Cooper
Christie Cooper 17 Jul 17 Raising children
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Healthy, happy mum = healthy, happy baby 

Welcoming a little one into your family can be all consuming, but we look at why it’s vital for both you and bub that you take some time out for you.

Susan Martin
Susan Martin 11 Jul 17 Parental health
Mum and dad holding their baby Families

Maintaining your identity as a parent 

Motherhood is all about sacrifice. You can give up so much to grow and raise a child, but it’s important you don’t lose your sense of self.

Tracy McBeth
Tracy McBeth 11 Jul 17 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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Hearing aid myths

Like mobile phones and virtual reality, hearing aid technology has also made enormous progress, leaping into the future. Here are six of the greatest… read more

Christie Cooper
Christie Cooper 16 Jun 17 Wellness
A bowl of spagbowl with zucchini noodles Healthier

The best healthier 'spaghetti' bolognaise

Spaghetti bolognaise is a great mid-week meal for most families. We give it a healthier makeover by using turkey mince and using zucchini noodles.  

Jamie Humby
Jamie Humby 15 Jun 17 Healthy eating
A bowl of Thai Chicken Curry with cauliflower rice Healthier

Thai green chicken curry recipe

Batch cooking for the week ahead? Why not give our healthier version of a Thai Green Chicken Curry recipe a go, it's bound to keep the family happy. 

Jamie Humby
Jamie Humby 15 Jun 17 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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The "why not" decision which could have saved my life

The Head of Brand at Bupa is counting his lucky stars, after a free work skin check uncovered a hidden ticking time bomb.

Christie Cooper
Christie Cooper 29 May 17 Cancer
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If I had to do chemo again

Breast cancer thriver Jenni Eyles takes us back through her chemotherapy journey, and shares her eight top tips on how to cope with chemo, and how to… read more

Jenni Eyles
Jenni Eyles 02 May 17 Cancer
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How to love and style your body after cancer

Breast cancer thriver Jenni Eyles helps women learn to love their new bodies after surgery or cancer treatment, and shares her styling tips to help… read more

Jenni Eyles
Jenni Eyles 02 May 17 Cancer

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