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  • Mental health under Medicare

    By Reception on February 20, 2018
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    Millions of Australians are benefiting from seeing a psychologist. You can contact a psychologist directly or be referred to one by your GP. Medicare rebates are available. Since 2006, when GPs were first able to refer people to see a psychologist, there have been 26.5 million individual psychology treatment sessions for members of the public, for a whole range of mental health disorders, such […]
  • What is a Psychologist?

    By Reception on September 18, 2017
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    There has always been – and probably will always continue to be – confusion surrounding what a psychologist does, and what a psychiatrist does. While the names sound similar, there are important differences in their job roles and responsibilities. “Psychologists are university-educated experts in human behaviour, emotions and mental processes. They work with people across the lifespan to help individuals to […]
  • SAD? Beat The Winter Blues (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

    By Reception on May 27, 2017
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    It’s that time of year again – when the days become shorter and darkness falls in daylight hours. And just like clockwork, those cheerful optimistic feelings of warm summer days have darkened along with the weather. Its natural for everyone to begin feeling a little melancholy when the days are short and cold. However for some people, seasonal change brings with […]
  • 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 […]
  • Lets wish for… An end to mental health stigma

    By Rachael Willis on December 1, 2016
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    Recently I came across an interesting campaign from Time to Change Wales, a Mental Health Group Charity in Wales. The Time to Change Wales campaign is delivered by a partnership of three leading Welsh mental health charities and is designed to break the stigma associated with mental health on a national level. Although mental health problems are very common, it […]
  • Today is R U OK?Day… So Are You Ok? A conversation could change your life.

    By Reception on September 8, 2016
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    Today is R U OK?Day and R U OK? is calling on all Australians to reconnect with someone they’ve lost touch with, as new research from the suicide prevention charity reveals one third of us have unintentionally lost contact with four or more family members or friends. R U OK? is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to inspire and empower […]
  • Much needed funding for Rural and remote mental health communities. (NAB Foundation)

    By Rachael Willis on July 12, 2016
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    The NAB Foundation supports preventative mental health and wellbeing initiatives that build resilience and help empower young Australians and their families. We are delighted to see that much needed funds are being granted to support rural and remote mental health NAB’s grants programs are administered through categories targeting social inclusion, mental health, access to services in rural and remote areas, […]
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) in Winter

    By Rachael Willis on October 27, 2013
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    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also known as winter depression, winter blues, summer depression, summer blues, or seasonal depression, was considered a mood disorder in which people who have normal mental health throughout most of the year experience depressive symptoms in the winter or summer. In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorderss DSM-IV and […]
  • Man therapy is here!

    By Rachael Willis on October 16, 2014
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    Finally a new interactive site has been developed specifically for men or for those who have men in their lives. This site has been developed based on the research that alarmingly at least six people each day die of suicide in Australia, five of these are men. Beyondblue have officially launched this online resource for men. This is a great […]
  • Does therapy work for all people?

    By Rachael Willis on July 10, 2015
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    People often ask why therapy hasn’t worked for them or whether it will work for them. While there is no guarantee that therapy will work for everyone, a number of factors impact on therapy success including: Stage of behaviour change/willingness of the client Compliance to treatment prescribed Therapeutic relationship between client and therapist Severity of illness Treatment provided-evidence based treatment […]