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March 20, 2020

It is clear by now that over the next six months or more we are going to have to change the way that we interact with the rest of the world and how we live our lives.

Regardless of virus, people will continue to need therapy. In fact, due to the rapidly changing nature...

March 19, 2020

The outbreak of the coronavirus is impacting individuals and our communities in various ways from stress on our healthcare systems and supermarkets through to changes in our jobs and travel plans. It is understandable that during times like this you may be feeling worr...

September 19, 2019

Whilst we are often quick to lament the shortfalls of Medicare and our mental health system, I recently gained a new perspective on this after volunteering in several of Ghana's mental health facilities. Some interesting facts and observations of their mental health sy...

July 5, 2019

Time spent outdoors results in benefits to your health. After just 5 minutes your heart rate slows, facial muscles relax and activity in the frontal lobes of the brain begin to quieten. These benefits extend throughout the day resulting in increased productivity and cr...

May 9, 2019

Withdrawal from antidepressants, if present, can range from mild and short in short duration to severe and long lasting, and can cause significant problems with daily functioning. Typical antidepressant withdrawal reactions include increased anxiety, insomnia, nausea,...

March 21, 2019

Holding high expectations can motivate a person to work hard and give things their best and this can result in positive feelings and a strong sense of achievement.  However, when an individual’s expectations of themselves are unrealistic and demanding, they can feel an...

February 1, 2019

The American Psychological Association recently released guidelines to help psychologists work with men and boys.

Although designed for use by psychologists, the guidelines are an important read for any health professionals offering social support to men and boys in the...

December 12, 2018

Did you know that approximately 70% of women are unhappy with their body shape or weight? The traditional weight management message for people with larger bodies was to eat healthier and do more exercise. Unfortunately the use of the terms obese, morbidly obese and ove...

September 24, 2018

There are many parts of life over which we have no control, yet this can sometimes be a difficult truth to accept and can become a source of stress. Common ways of coping with this may include micromanagement or ongoing worry.

In order to cope effectively it is helpful...

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