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 […]

May Mental Health Myths

Mental Health Myths Mental health, like many aspects of our health and wellbeing, can be often filled with myths and misunderstandings. Here at the Anna Centre, we want to make sure that you have the right information with which to make informed decisions about your mental health. As part of our social media content for […]


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.


Happiness The 20th of March marks International Day of Happiness. Therefore, this month we thought we’d talk about happiness. What is happiness? Happiness is difficult to define because it is not the same thing to all people. Some people’s idea of happiness might be based on material things, for another person it might be about […]

Attachment Styles

Attachment styles in relationships Research shows us that how you attach to people as an adult is influenced by how you attached to people as a child. Attachment patterns are passed down from one generation to the next. Children learn how to connect from parents and caregivers, and they in turn teach the next generation. […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]