12 Mental Health Tips of Christmas

The Christmas and New Year period is a time for celebration. However, it can also be a time where your mental health can be challenged. Therefore, we’ve popped together these 12 tips to help you get the most out of the festive season. Tip 1: Set boundaries Don’t be afraid to set and be clear […]

SMART Goals

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 […]

Welcome Stephen

We welcome Stephen Cumming to the practice. After time spent teaching, Stephen has worked primarily as an educational psychologist for more than 20 years. He has extensive experience in working with young people, identifying and addressing developmental concerns, providing a range of cognitive and educational assessments and strategies for managing learning and behavioural difficulties. He […]

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

Stress

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 […]

Relationships

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-Grief

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, […]

Insomnia

Do you suffer from: Trouble falling asleep? Waking up frequently during the night? Waking up and having trouble going back to sleep? Trouble sleeping well without medication? Excessive thinking or worrying in bed? Worrying about “not sleeping”? Light sleep, poor quality sleep, non-restorative sleep? Irregular or erratic sleep? Insomnia associated with chronic pain? It is […]