Stress – what it is, and what you can do about it

As human beings, we can feel stressed about many things. It is helpful to try to identify what is it ...
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Goal Setting

Goal setting is the process of creating an action plan with the aim of motivating a person towards a goal ...
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Navigating the NDIS

Are you new to the NDIS? Below we have answered some of the common questions asked by families.Once I have ...
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Incorporating relaxation into everyday life

Many of us struggle to unwind and relax. We can often get caught up in the busy nature of life, ...
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Handy tips towards improved mental health in adolescents

Adolescence is the peak age of onset for many mental health conditions, with half of all mental disorders usually starting ...
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Dealing with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder

Bipolar Disorder is a mood disorder characterized by episodes of depression and mania. You may know this condition by its ...
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Overcoming Procrastination

Procrastination is the term used to define the act of avoiding or putting something off. We can all relate to ...
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Screen Time – How Much Is Too Much? When Is It a Problem?

I have so many parents asking me about screen time these days and what is and isn’t okay, so I ...
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Knowing when to seek help

Most of us experience stress at some point in our life and some experience other mental health issues during their ...
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Autism Spectrum and Sensory Issues

Individuals on the Autism Spectrum often experience differences in the way they process sensory experiences. They typically experience sensory input more ...
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Quick Self-Care Tools for Parents

 Having worked with children with a range of varying needs, one thing I have noticed is that parents often forget ...
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Confidentiality – What You Need To Know

When seeing a psychologist, you may wonder what information remains confidential. Psychologists are bound by ethical guidelines, the APS Code ...
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An Introduction to Mindfulness

MINDFULNESS – WHAT IS IT, AND HOW CAN I DO IT?You’ve probably heard the words “mindful” or “mindfulness”, but perhaps ...
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Helping Children & Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder & Anxiety

Anxiety is a normal part of children’s development, but children and teenagers with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) ...
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self esteem

What is self-esteem and how do I improve it?

Self-esteem plays a key role towards our emotional well-being. Although low self-esteem is not in itself a mental health issue, ...
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Building Resilience

Resilience is often described as an individual’s ability to transform adversity into wisdom, insight and compassion. Resilience is ordinary not ...
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Preparing Your Child For School

Starting school is an exciting time for most children. However, for some children, starting school can be a difficult and ...
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Practicing self-care this Christmas

 Christmas is fast approaching, and the 2017 year is nearing a close. For many the festive season is a time ...
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Relationships and Communication – How important is communication in a romantic relationship?

“Communication is a skill that you can learn. It's like riding a bicycle or typing. If you're willing to work ...
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Medicare Funded Online Counselling (Telehealth)

DID YOU KNOW....?As of 1st November 2017, Psychologists will be able to provide video counselling to patients in rural and ...
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What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? 什么是泛自闭症障碍 (ASD)? (English and Mandarin)

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?Autism Spectrum Disorder is a term that current medical/allied health professionals use to encompass the ...
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Our Speech Pathologist, Fiona Low, has re-written her blog on helping children learn two languages in Mandarin:如何让孩子学习两种语言澳大利亚是个多元文化的国家。许多家庭中,会说多种语言的孩子非常多。如今,英语虽仍是澳洲的官方语言,越来越多的家庭都选择让孩子在家里或在学校里学习各种外语;那,孩子从小接触多种语言,会不会影响孩子的语言发展呢? 关于儿童学习双语的错误观念:误区1: 学习两种语言会混淆我的孩子的语言发展。现实:当孩子在同一个句子或谈话中使用两种语言时,一些父母担心这是语言混乱的迹象。 事实上,语言对换 (在一个句子或对话中使用两种语言)是常见的。 其实,一些语言专家认为语言转换是掌握双语能力的现象。 误区2:学习两种语言会延迟语言发展。现实:虽然一些学习双语的孩子可能在开始说第一句话时,会比同龄学习单语的小孩来得稍慢,但他们仍然会像单语小孩一样达到语言发展的各个目标。 ...
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Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

What is an Employee Assistance Program?An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is an arrangement between an organisation and its employees to ...
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Men’s Health Week

June 12th 2017 marks the start of Men’s Health Week.Although it’s very normal for my peers and I to see ...
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Supporting your children to learn two languages

Across the world, most individuals are either bilingual (speaking two languages) or multilingual (speaking multiple languages). Today in Australia, many ...
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Getting a better night’s sleep

Sleep is an important part of our well-being. Just ask a shift worker, a new mother, emergency service employees, a ...
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Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety condition involving intrusive negative thoughts and the repetition of certain behaviours. What is the ...
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What can you expect when you visit a Psychologist at Your Mind Matters Psychology Services?

Coming to see a Psychologist can be rather daunting. Who wakes up in the morning and says, “I’d love to ...
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Post Natal Depression

Postnatal depression (PND) is a type of depression that many parents experience after having a baby. It usually affects mothers ...
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What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a feeling of unease, worry or fear. Everyone feels anxious at some point in their life, but for ...
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A Word on Addiction

Addiction is defined as not having control over doing, taking or using something to the point where it could be ...
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Tipsheets for Helping Children with Challenging Behaviours

Children with Challenging Behaviours At some point, all parents deal with the frustration of having their children present with some ...
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World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day10th September 2016The World Health Organization estimates that over 800,000 people in the world die by suicide ...
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Coping with Bereavement

Bereavement affects people in different ways. There's no right or wrong way to feel.Experts generally accept that people usually move ...
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Overcome Mental Exhaustion

5 Ways to Overcome Mental ExhaustionFeel like you're at the end of your tether?  Here are 5 simple tips to ...
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Dealing with Catastrophic Thinking

Us humans are great at worrying and churning things over and over (AND OVER!) in our minds. It's a terrible, unhelpful ...
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Work-life balance

In this day and age, it can often become difficult to maintain a healthy work -life balance. With the increasing demands ...
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