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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 […]
  • Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder

    By Rachael Willis on April 11, 2017
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    What Is Autism (ASD)? Autism is a lifelong developmental condition that affects, among other things, the way an individual relates to his or her environment and their interaction with other people. The month of April is Autism Awareness month and to support the cause we wanted to share a helpful guide to understanding ASD and ways to support this disorder […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Empowering Equines is Coming Soon!

    By Rachael Willis on February 13, 2017
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    Equine-assisted therapy & learning is almost here! I have been busily working behind the scenes and networking with some Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) colleagues across the Pacific (Australia, US and Canada) to finalise my equine therapy and learning program “Empowering Equines” which is due to launched very soon! The EAGALA Model of Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy and Personal Development, is experiencing […]
  • How’s your Headspace?

    By Rachael Willis on January 31, 2017
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    For some, the start of a new year is a great time to make resolutions and work towards some great achievements. We hope that keeping on top of your mental health and general wellbeing is right up the top of your list and kept in focus throughout the year. Looking after your headspace doesn’t need to be overwhelming, there are […]
  • Lets celebrate Psychology Week

    By Rachael Willis on November 6, 2016
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    Today marks the beginning of this years Psychology Week celebration. Psychology Week is an annual initiative of the Australian Psychological Society that aims to increase public awareness of how psychology can help Australians lead healthier, happier and more meaningful lives. To support the campaign this year the Australian Psychological Society (APS) has introduced the Compass for Life initiative, which will help Australians measure […]
  • Brain training to reduce Dementia

    By Rachael Willis on September 12, 2016
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    Hope everyone has enjoyed some R & R this weekend? Despite the benefits of rest for our body, keeping our brain active has been shown to help reduce risk of Dementia. An American study in Denver by the APA has just released interesting findings on the role that computerized brain training can play in improving’s people’s mental quickness and significantly […]