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You've just realised we'll be doing this in six months time? It's ok. Breathe. We can get through this together. Our mental health break packed full of good new stories will help.

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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Children all over Mandurah have joined the world in sharing their pictures of rainbows in a bid to spread joy during this hard time of social distancing.

The concept is believed to have started in the UK and has travelled to Australia to spread hope and positivity, as well as giving children something to look out for on their daily walks.

Peel residents have joined in with locals from suburbs including Lakelands, Meadow Springs, Madora Bay, Singleton, Golden Bay, Wannanup, Greenfields, Halls Head, Falcon, Ravenswood and Baldivis sharing their rainbows.

No entrance fees, no queues and you don't have to walk a marathon to go to the loo - yes, the beauty of museums online.

Our world might be shrinking at a rate of knots right now, but deep down you know it can't be all Netflix and Lego - no, not all the time. So checkout our list of the best online museum offerings.

Who is the mystery Ballarat man buying food and petrol for complete strangers?

Well, all we know is he is bald, drives around with a big dog and has a habit of buying goods for complete strangers without ever meeting them.

The Ballarat Courier has the story and a lot more from readers who responded to a call out for good news.

Glen Innes Angus breeders Ian and Sally Vivers were in the midst of mounting feeding costs in January after supporting their breeder herd through drought.

But within just 54 days a new cash flow generating opportunity saw them boasting a $624.78/hd gross margin on a line of lot fed steers. (In non-farmer terminology, they did pretty good.)

Enjoy a song from 'Lovey' a maths teacher from Wingham

"Lovey" is Greg Love. In his former life he was an entertainer and has performed around the world. Then he settled in Old Bar and he teaches maths at Wingham High.

Now he finds himself in social isolation but in true showman spirit, he has taken this time to pen a tune.

He called on another Manning musician, Afro Moses, who hails from Ghana in West Africa, to help him out. Then the song was recorded by Kevin Ballard at his Dollys Flat studio and Taree's Scott Calvin burnt the midnight oil to put the video together.

The result is "Me and My Cat", it's a lot of fun and it is receiving a lot of love on social media.

You can watch it here:

There is no doubt that Macarthur's emergency service workers have had a lot on their plate lately - and now they can add cupcakes to the mix.

Kruze Rapaea, an 11-year-old Gregory Hills resident, has spent the past two weeks baking up a storm to spread a little joy among the region's first responders and essential workers.

The talented baker has crafted hundreds of home-made cupcakes for the police, council workers and ambulance personnel.

Kruze said he was happy that people were enjoying his cakes.

"I started baking cupcakes when I was three years old - my mum taught me," he said.

"I just love seeing people happy"

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This story Here's today's mental health break first appeared on The Canberra Times.