Safe, healthy, and happy: a list of everything you need for the holidays
Thursday 22 December 2022
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.
- How to perform CPR (on adults, children, or babies)
- Water and beach safety
- Severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis)
- Festivals and nights out
- Dangerous creatures
- Natural disasters
- Mental health and holiday stress
Water and beach safety
- Going swimming? Here's how to get the most out of your sunscreen
- Five things every Queenslander should know about sun safety beyond slip, slop, slap, seek, and slide
- It’s all sun and games in Queensland . . . but there are risks: why protecting your child's skin is so important
- How to keep your baby safe from the sun
- Three things to add to your summer survival kit
- The difference between heat exhaustion and heatstroke
- Dehydration - the condition all Queenslanders need to be aware of
- Indoor fire safety
- Outdoor fire safety (including campfires)
- 5 burn hazards parents should look out for in summer
Severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis)
- 10 weird things you might not know alcoholic drinks are doing to your body
- 10 hacks for catching up with friends without drinking
- I think I drink too much alcohol—what do I do?
Festivals and nights out
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