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Take a mental health break with our good news

Had your fill COVID-19 stories? Here's your mental health break.

We've trawled our websites across Australia to bring you a curated list of the most uplifting stories in the ACM network.

Enjoy a five-minute break from the world falling apart and then share with your friends so they can enjoy, too.

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Louise Hislop is urging people to put a teddy bear in their front yard.

The idea is that kids can spot the bears while walking around their suburbs with parents to ease the boredom of being stuck at home.

"I love the book, We're Going on a Bear Hunt, so I have placed an old, much loved teddy bear named Travis on my verandah post," said Louise, of Cooks Hill.

"I thought it would be something for young children to look out for when out walking. Call it bear spotting. If Mr Bear is precious, he could just be looking longingly out of a window, waiting to be spotted," she said.

"Please join me by putting out a bear. It's just a bit of fun for the kids in these trying times."

Remember when drought was our biggest problem? Well, it hasn't gone away for some areas around Australia, so it's wonderful news that the central tablelands received heavy rainfall.

Up to 250 Orange workers stood down due to the coronavirus have been given free food and supplies in an emotional gift from their employer, the Orange Ex-Services' Club.

With the club shut down due to government regulations on places of public gathering it handed out up $20,000-$30,000 worth of supplies it now cannot use, to staff.

Everything from potatoes, tomatoes and apples to toilet paper, milk, cakes, pies, eggs, chips and even Easter eggs were collected by staff on Wednesday.

There were no sirens blaring for this quiet act of kindness that left Port Macquarie Base Hospital's theatre and emergency staff with smiles on their faces and full bellies.

Despite the fact Hastings business is feeling the pressure of tough trade restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic, one caring pizza crew managed the time to tip their hat as a thank you to our frontline health workers.

Domino's Port Macquarie made two bulk pizza deliveries to the emergency department and theatre staff this week.

Store manager Brayden Kruger said it was the least they could do given the long haul health workers across our region have ahead of them.

With stunning views this Noosa hinterland property Bollier Park is set to generate plenty of interest among serious cattle producers.

If you're not a cattle producer, then have a scroll through the images and imagine how easy social distancing would be on 788 hectares.

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This story Take a mental health break with our good news first appeared on The Canberra Times.