Ashleigh Mills

Travel, adventure, mental health, features and profiles.
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Treating my endometriosis is not about me wanting a baby
"Your tubes are fine, you can still have babies", my gynaecologist announced with ripe enthusiasm. Just three weeks ago I'd arrived in recovery after my first laparoscopy for...
Forging news paths after the force
All in a day's work for Tim Severino at Goodtime Adventures. Photo: Charly Severino On an average day, Tim Severino might be abseiling, hiking through the jungle, or managing a...
Who will look after you when you're old? Living a child free life | Family
I've never thought of baby names, or imagined what I would look like pregnant. But don't feel sad for me. I don't feel anything is missing. The Australian Bureau of Statistics...
Comment: You don't have to be skinny, but you 'should' be healthy
I've been skinny. I've been overweight. I've spent years counting calories, standing on the scales and judging. I've also gone through periods of not caring about my weight at...
The Art of Free Diving
Polish-born Agata Bogusz was always destined for life in the water. But it wasn't until a scuba trip in Egypt in 2008 that she discovered freediving. The Polish record holder is...
Finding Health and Happiness in Bali
Stretching out in her studio in Uluwatu - Nadine is the picture of health and happiness. Learn how she moved from corporate life to finding balance in Bali.
Living The Island Life
Tim and Charly Severino discovered the island of Koh Tao in Thailand and made it home.
Grand Expectations
On the day he looks after his grandson, Brian who is in his sixties, often gets approving glances when he comes across other grandmothers and mothers. “Your grandchildren are so...
Is there ever a right time to have a baby? - Coping with Jane
"Motherhood is just THE most amazing thing! You're going to be the best mother". I don't have the heart to tell her I am just not sure. "Um well, I just started a new job and...
Part-time in a French Market Town
With two striking chateaus, a medieval wall and a traditional square, Aiguillon in Southern France looks like something from a picture book.


Riverside Luxury At Hotel Royal Hoi An, Vietnam
The inspiration for the stunning Hotel Royal Hoi An by Sofitel began with a love story. Rumour has it that Sotaro Araki, a wealthy merchant from Nagasaki, Japan, visited Hoi An...
Five-Star Luxury At Salinda Resort, Phu Quoc, Vietnam
Phu Quoc Island is perhaps Vietnam's best-kept secret, the 574 square km island lies off the coast of Cambodia in the Gulf of Thailand and is relatively new to the tourist...
Exploring Paradise - Bacuit Bay
Ashleigh Mills travelled to Bacuit Bay to freedive and discovered a company doing something a little differently to explore this water wonderland.
Freediving Funds My Tropical Island Life
The black sand bays of Amed are perhaps Bali's best kept secret.
Kantaraya Villa, a Unique Destination in Thailand's Koh Tao
Like most beautiful places on earth, Koh Tao can be a little hard to get to but those that make the journey will be rewarded.
Only in Boracay
Ashleigh Mills travels to Boracay and finds paradise, great food, and hidden beaches away from crowds. Photos by James Mills.
The District Boracay - Beachfront Luxury in the Philippines
I have been in a lot of hotel foyers in the world and I don't remember one quite like this. Guests exit the glass doors and land straight on the soft white sand of Boracay...
Where to Travel | Koh Tao
Schools of fish dart through the clear blue water under the dusty Mae Haad pier, the first port of call for any traveller arriving at Koh Tao, the tiny island found between the...
Finding balance in Bali - Bali Bliss Retreats
Ashleigh Mills travelled to Bali for five days of bliss among the cliff of Uluwatu, to take part in a week at Bali Bliss Retreats.
Villa Bukit Segara - Luxury in East Bali
Photos Credit: James Mills Heading north from Denpasar to the eastern side of Bali, the pace slows down, to a mix of tourism and village life. Shopping is easy without being...
There's No Place Like Home - Five Australian destinations for families
Ashleigh Mills explores five great family holiday destinations in Australia.
One one breath - Freediving in El Nido
Ashleigh Mills travelled to El Nido to try a spot of Freediving. Page 36.


2014 National Review Of Mental Health Programmes & Services
Contributor & Project Manager
The 2013 Report Card On Mental Health & Suicide Prevention
By Catherine Lourey, Dr J. Plumb and Ashleigh Mills

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Classified Women Podcast - Michelle Marie McGrath
Welcome! My guest today is Ashleigh Mills, who originally trained as a social worker in Australia. She worked in clinical mental health and policy for over 10 years, but then...
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