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Safe, healthy, and happy: a list of everything you need for the holidays

Two brothers standing on a beach near the ocean holding a brightly coloured orange and blue boogie board between them. They are wearing rashies and caps as sun protection

The heat is on, and holiday season is here.

At this time of year, nobody’s got time to read a long article. Instead, we thought we’d provide a quick and convenient list to help you stay safe, healthy, and happy during the holidays.

In an emergency, call Triple Zero (000) and ask for police, fire, or ambulance.

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CPR

Water and beach safety

Sun

Heat

Fire

Poisons

Severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis)

Food

Alcohol

Festivals and nights out

Dangerous creatures

Mosquitos

Natural disasters

Mental health and holiday stress

The holidays can be a stressful or lonely time for some. If you or someone you know are struggling with mental health, help is available.

If you need help now or are an immediate danger to yourself or others, call Triple Zero (000) or Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Any Queenslander concerned about their mental wellbeing or that of a loved one can access mental health services, which provide confidential, non-judgemental support: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/mental-health/help-lines/services

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Last updated: 22 December 2022