Author archive for Reception

  • Help to understand Bipolar disorder on @WorldBipolarDay

    By Reception on March 27, 2017
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    Bipolar disorder isn’t to be confused with simple mood swings. Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that is characterised by dramatic mood swings, racing thoughts, and restlessness. The condition was once-called “manic-depression” due the extreme mood swings between severe depression and elation, verging on euphoria, or mania. Sometimes people who are perceived to be “moody” are labelled by others as […]
  • #InternationalDayofHappiness

    By Reception on March 20, 2017
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    TIME TO SMILE??? It’s Monday morning and you may be feeling less than chipper but believe it or not, today is International Day of Happiness!! On this day Thousands of people all around the world are taking action to support the International Day of Happiness, and so are we! 🙂 I know that there are many people struggling to find […]
  • How daily routine can help your Mental Health

    By Reception on March 10, 2017
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    Have you noticed how anxiety and stress levels go through the roof during chaotic, disorganised days? I mean, how could they not when you’re running around and not getting anything done? There are many benefits of a solid daily routine and improving your mental health is one of them. When we stick to a daily schedule or routine we reduce stress […]
  • Take the steps to change with us

    By Reception on March 6, 2017
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    This week sees the launch of ‘Believe in Change’, the first national campaign ever undertaken by the Australian Psychological Society (APS), the peak representative body for psychologists in Australia. The Believe in Change campaign centres around a TV advertisement, which will be broadcast nationally throughout the year, as well as in cinemas and on social media and radio. Psychologists are dedicated to helping […]
  • Not Sure If You Need Counselling?

    By Reception on February 23, 2017
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    Perhaps you have been thinking about having therapy for a while or maybe you just feel isolated and unsure where to find support? One day you feel really low and want to speak to someone as soon as possible.  The next day you feel a little better and the thought of reaching out passes. Sound familiar?  We all have good and […]
  • ASD Friendly Classrooms

    By Reception on January 27, 2017
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    Getting the New Teaching Year off to a Good Start It can take a lot of energy and planning to get each student off to a good start for a new school year.  For teaching staff setting up a classroom for students with ASD can be even more overwhelming. There are a number of specific areas that need to be […]
  • Let’s help our kids deal with big emotions

    By Reception on January 25, 2017
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    JUST BREATH… A beautiful short film from filmmakers Julie Bayer Salzman and Josh Salzman titled “Just Breathe” depicts how children’s emotions affect them and how they physically feel, and how to calm down their bodies and mind by taking deep breaths. A tool which is helpful to children and adults alike… Take a deep breath and WATCH NOW>>> FilmakerJulie Bayer […]
  • Can being a Yogi improve your mental well-being

    By Reception on December 21, 2016
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    December is often the busiest time of year for most of us, a time when work, family and festive commitments seem to be pulling us in a million different directions. Often during this time when talk of Christmas is in the air we are left feeling more frazzled than festive and our mental well-being suffers. This can sometimes lead to […]
  • Could Robo Pets bring comfort to our ageing population

    By Reception on December 9, 2016
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    Scientists have long known that owning a pet can offer a variety of health benefits, from lowering blood pressure, cholesterol levels and feelings of loneliness, to boosting opportunities to exercise and socialize. But could a robot pet really help people suffering from dementia? Researchers at the University of Auckland in New Zealand discovered that a robot companion can offer benefits […]
  • Time to Transform Negative Thoughts

    By Reception on November 11, 2016
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    Negative thinking can have a strong and sometimes devastating impact on all aspects of our lives. People try many different ways to ‘break out’ of their negative thought patterns including distractions, diversions or ‘drowning their sorrows’ only to later mentally beat themselves up for being still stuck in their negativity. It can feel like a real internal battle. How we […]