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IWD 2021: #choosetochallenge


Written by Nadia von Bertouch, Marketing and Communications Manager at Outside The Locker Room. I’m writing this blog post on my ‘day off ’. And when I say day off, I mean from one of three jobs. I am a professional AFLW footballer...

Mental Health & The Holiday Season


Written by Aaron Azariah. Aaron is a placement student with OTLR currently completing his Master of Counselling at the University of Notre Dame in Perth, Western Australia. December marks the start of the holiday season, with Christmas p...

NAIDOC Week 2020: Always was, always will be


When Australians get asked how to describe our culture, often we’re drawn to answers like mateship, Vegemite and BBQs. Australians joke that we don’t really have much culture, not like Egypt with its pyramids, or Greece with its...

5 study tips we can learn from athletes


Want to improve academically? Think like an athlete! When we watch our favourite athletes, it’s easy to forget the hours of training they’ve put in behind the scenes to perform at the highest level. AFL footballers, for example, begin...

Getting back up again


Has COVID-19 and the fallout sent you into a spiral in an unknown direction? Do you feel like you’ve been knocked down? Do you feel like you have or are likely to fail? If you said YES, that’s overwhelmingly normal and what I call...

The impact of a father


On this day 12 years ago - 10 June 2008 - just after 8 o’clock on an overcast winter’s morning; Mum emerged from our long, winding hallway, stepped into the kitchen, softly trembling with tears as she struggled to find the words to...