Life with Covid-19

The Anna Centre must follow public health orders, directions, and recommendations from the Government, as well as those recommendations and guidelines of the Australian Psychological Society, the peak body for Psychologists in Australia. Under the current COVID safe settings, and Victoria’s Roadmap National Plan: Phase C  from the 29th of October 2021 the recommendation is […]


Self-care is still as important as ever. We’ve been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic for over a year now and although life has started to get back to ‘normal’, we still need to make sure we are taking the time to look after ourselves both physically and mentally. To help you do this, this month […]

Telehealth Video Appointments

If 2020 taught us anything it’s that many of the things we’d usually do face-to-face, can in fact be delivered remotely. Telehealth, or put more simply, receiving health services such as psychology via video conference, has become a very popular and flexible alternative to in-person delivery.


Setting goals or resolutions at the start of the New Year is a cultural norm. We’ve all found ourselves saying “this year I’m going to do ‘x’” or “by ‘June’ I’ll have achieved ‘y’.” But often, many of us find that despite our best efforts, we are unable to stick to them. In fact, research […]

Employee Assistance Program

An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free and confidential counselling service offered to employees by their employer to support their well-being in the workplace and in their personal lives. The primary focus of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a brief counselling service paid for by the employer The EAP counselling is for employers […]

Support Contacts

If you are in need of urgent assistance, please call one of the following: 24hr Psychiatric Services – 1300 363 788 Lifeline – 13 11 14 Beyond Blue – 1300 224 636 Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 467


Most people don’t understand stress, and therefore they can’t manage it properly. We all need something in our lives to get us moving, but sometimes we can have too much stimulation. Being overloaded with work and responsibility, conflicts and meeting deadlines are the most common causes of stress. Many people are surprised to find that […]


We all learnt nursery rhymes as kids. Some nursery rhymes stay with us throughout life. We only need a certain prompting and we find ourselves repeating nursery rhymes. The same could be said for music and songs that we listened to when we were younger. When the music plays we replay some of the feelings […]


Loss comes in many forms. It might be the death of someone you love, a best friend moving away, losing your job, having your car badly damaged, your marriage breaking down, losing your house, or even realising that something you were looking forward to just won’t happen. Everyone feels their loss in a different way, […]