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Making exercise a habit

Making exercise a habit

For many people a common goal of the new year is to increase the amount of exercise they are doing as part of a way to improve their physical and mental well-being. However, trying to incorporate exercise into your busy lifestyle and maintain being physically active...

MANAGING GRIEF AROUND CHRISTMAS TIME

MANAGING GRIEF AROUND CHRISTMAS TIME

Grief affects different people in different ways. For many people, special holidays during the year can be especially difficult.  Christmas is usually a time for gathering with friends and family, and if someone important to you has died, or is absent for another...

What can EAP do for me?

What can EAP do for me?

An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a service provided by employers to help their staff members improve wellbeing, work productivity and to have an overall greater work satisfaction. Employee’s often have many questions about EAP programs. We have answered the...

Early signs of OCD

Early signs of OCD

Early Warning Signs of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is characterised by recurrent and persistent unwanted thoughts, images, or urges (obsessions) that cause extreme distress. Often people will also engage in repetitive behaviours...

Early signs of panic

Early signs of panic

A panic attack is a sudden episode of intense fear that triggers severe physical reactions when there is no real danger or apparent cause. Panic attacks can be very frightening with people often reporting that they think they're losing control, having a heart attack...

Early signs of depression

Early signs of depression

It’s important to know what the early signs of depression are, so you can seek help sooner, which in turn can help you re-engage in a more meaningful life. Often a by-product of a more meaningful life is a decrease in depression symptomatology. In short, the early...

Supporting your teen after mental health issues

Understanding the signs that your teen may be heading towards a mental health relapse can help you to action support strategies when required.  This video explores signs to look out for and what you can do to prevent a relapse. 

Supporting your child with ADHD

Supporting your child with ADHD

What is ADHD? Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition affecting approximately 1 in 20 children and is characterised by difficulties with attention and/or hyperactivity and impulse control (DAE, 2019). ADHD begins in childhood,...

Adjusting to a new disability

Adjusting to a new disability

A psychologist may not be the first person you think of when impacted by a new or sudden disability, however, they may play a very important role in your ability to cope and adjust to your change of circumstances. It is estimated that 80 percent of individuals with...

SAD video – What is SAD

SAD video – What is SAD

Many people go through short periods of time where they feel sad or not like their usual selves. Sometimes, these mood changes begin and end when the seasons change. People may start to feel “down” when the days get shorter and begin to feel better in the spring, with...

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