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  • Published: 5 October 2022
  • ISBN: 9780143778783
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $34.99

Minding Your Mind




Written with compassion and curiosity, warmth and humour, Minding Your Mind is for anyone who wants the best for their mental well-being but might not know the best way to get there. It’s a check-up for everything happening between the ears and through the body, flagging the warning signs when things get wobbly and offering a pathway to a more fulfilling life.

The mind is a marvel. It’s at the centre of our most rewarding experiences. It lets in awe and laughter, love and wisdom, and helps us overcome life’s great trials. It’s our greatest asset, but it can also be our greatest adversary, allowing in self-doubt, anxious thoughts and depression. It can magnify our fears and undermine our best intentions, and lead us into life’s darkest corners.

Based on James O’Loghlin and Professor Ian Hickie’s popular podcast, Minding Your Mind is an exploration into everything you’ve ever wanted to know about how the mind works, and the thoughts and emotions that steer our lives. It also offers practical strategies on how we can understand, change and improve our mental health, covering such topics as:

* Burn-out and depression * Hope and despair * Trust and trauma * Humour and community * Trauma and addiction * Anger and self-control * Managing our body clocks * Navigating life’s crises * The importance of social connection and community

Written with compassion and curiosity, warmth and humour, Minding Your Mind is for anyone who wants the best for their mental well-being but might not know the best way to get there. It’s a check-up for everything happening between the ears and through the body, flagging the warning signs when things get wobbly and offering a pathway to a more fulfilling life.

  • Published: 5 October 2022
  • ISBN: 9780143778783
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $34.99

About the authors

James O'Loghlin

James O’Loghlin is an author, television and radio host, conference keynote speaker and MC, and comedian. James hosted radio shows on ABC Local Radio for 15 years, and television shows for 11 years, most notably the much-loved The New Inventors on ABC-TV for 8 years. He has written 10 books, including 4 non-fiction, and 6 novels for children.

Ian Hickie

Professor Ian Hickie is a psychiatrist and Co-Director of Health and Policy at The University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre. He is one of Australia’s leading advocates for, and commentators on, mental health.

He was the first CEO of Beyond Blue, the national depression initiative, and an inaugural Commissioner on Australia’s National Mental Health Commission.

Ian is also an internationally renowned researcher in psychiatry, and is currently writing a book on depression, The Devil You Knew, which will be published by Penguin Random House Australia in 2023.

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