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The term anxiety covers a lot of conditions, some quite serious such as phobias and obsessive compulsive disorder. A certain amount of nervous energy and fear is actually ok and quite normal. But when these feelings take over and rule our lives, then we have a problem. Listen as Steve and Jenny share their struggles with anxiety and Julie, a psychologist, shares her insights.Find Out More
Great Expectations We all have dreams in life. They might be dreams of achieving great success, a long term relationship, or simply being happy. What about you – what do you dream of achieving? And how do you cope when life doesn’t turn out like you expected. Listen to Richard as he talks about how […]Find Out More
Do you find yourself torn between competing demands? It can be especially hard when you’re a working mum. Listen this week on messages of hope as Celia talks with Anna Doecke, a counsellor who helps people
recognise and deal with burnout and stress. We don’t have to be slaves to that stress.
For many people January is a great time for holidays. It’s good to break the routine and get away from some of the daily pressures of everyday life. Sometimes though, holidays don’t always work out how we imagine. So how do we find that rest and restoration when holidays become disasters or time and money just don’t allow us to get away? Listen as Ali and Celia look at how to find rest and restoration as part of our normal routine.Find Out More
Have you ever broken down in the middle of nowhere and all alone? It can be a frightening experience. Listen as Noel Due shares the true story of a friend who broke down in the desert. Find out what went through her mind as the hours passed by, and how the experience changed her life.Find Out More
Who am I? It’s either one of the greatest questions of all time, or the start of a quiz! Have you ever asked yourself who you are and what you are doing here? It can be a troubling question that is difficult to answer. Listen as Richard shares some of the answers he’s found, which have given him peace with who he is.Find Out More
Feeling stressed? Life seems to be going 100 miles an hour, people all around us seem to be suffering from burnout and stress. This isn’t something new. But what is it that causes us to feel like it’s all just getting too much? Listen in this week as Celia chats with Ali Hoopmann about what gets us stressed.Find Out More
Have you ever had one of those days where nothing seemed to go right? Where you wish you could just start the day over again and make different choices? Listen in this week to Richard Fox as he tells his story of trying to go it alone and fix a leaky tap, with disastrous consequences and a disappointed family – and his reflections on better ways to deal with the stress.Find Out More
“A doctor’s job is to cure sometimes, to relieve often and to comfort always.” Do you like visiting the doctor? For some people the only way you’ll get them to go to the doctor is in the back of an ambulance! Listen to Richard as he talks about the impact doctors have on our lives and how Jesus is like the best doctor we could ever have.Find Out More
Depression affects men and women from all ages, races and economic groups. Depression is something we talk about a lot more these days, but it’s still something hard to understand… Listen to Celia talk with Rosemary who has lived with depression throughout her life. Rosemary talks about the difference between sadness and depression and a variety of ways to successfully manage its negative effects.Find Out More
Do you ever feel ashamed We’ve all been embarrassed or ashamed at some point in our lives. Sometimes it affects us so deeply that it sticks with us and can pop up when we least expect it? Listen as Richard, Celia and Noel have a conversation about shame. Why do we feel ashamed, and what can we do about it?Find Out More
Happiness What makes you happy? Is it the job you have or the things you do in your spare time? Perhaps it’s the people you spend time with. Can you be truly happy regardless of how many friends you have or how much money you earn? This week Mark Doecke will be talking about the […]Find Out More
A Treasure Revealed The German church reformer Martin Luther figures large over the course of Christianity’s last 500 years. It was this man, born in 1483, whom God would use mightily to declare unequivocally to the world that is by grace – and grace alone – we are saved. In Luther we find the unflinching […]Find Out More
Do you ever ask yourself, “Am I good enough”? And how do you know when good enough is enough! Trying to measure up to family and friends or the boss or even yourself can be difficult. It can leave you feeling exhausted, guilty and wondering if it’s all worth the effort. Well on Messages of hope this week I’ve got good news for those of us who never quite feel like we are good enough.Find Out More
SMASHING PLATES – Part 2 “My father was trained in the war in interrogation and torture, he electrocuted me lots of times. One of the flashbacks that would come was being tortured in his workshop under the stairs and the sexual abuse, that went on all the time.” Hear Chris share one of the key […]Find Out More
SMASHING PLATES – Part 1 “I thought the anger in me would blow up a building. After I realized that what was done to me was so wrong. This anger just woaah! I used to break things, like get a whole lot of plates and smash them. It was eating me alive.” Hear the story […]Find Out More
ENDLESS LOVE He was, by all measures, a remarkable man. This story is about love. Its setting is Kranji and Changi, the notorious Japanese prisoner of war camps in Singapore, during World War 2. I hope you can join us this week as Noel Due tells the true story of Geoff. When things are at […]Find Out More
Read a free booklet for insights and encouragement about mental health
Dealing With Depression
Depression affects people from all ages, races, economic groups and both genders. It can result from a specific event or a chemical imbalance in the nervous system. The causes are numerous, but depression must be dealt with effectively before it can be controlled. This booklet explores some of the many causes of depression and suggests some appropriate courses of action to minimize its effects.
Stressed But Connected
Unresolved issues. Financial trouble. Neglected health. Everyone feels stressed-out. Right? Wrong! Everybody has stress, but not everyone is stressed-out. If you've accepted stress as a way of life, this booklet is for you. From setting healthy personal boundaries to eliminating procrastination, these sensible strategies will help you manage stress before stress manages you. Best of all, you'll discover that you don't need to handle the pressure alone - as you embrace God's "best" for your life!
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