Psychology and Allied Health Services

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Sock It to Suicide Week

Sock It to Suicide Week    18th – 24th October, 2020 Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in Australia and affects people from all ages, genders, ethnicities and backgrounds.  Every suicide has devastating effects on families, friends and whole communities.  The good news is suicide is preventable with evidence-based interventions and the risk […]

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October – Mental Health Month

What is Mental Health? According to Beyond Blue, the term ‘Mental Health’ is frequently misunderstood. It is commonly used to refer to mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety and others. However, mental health is more about well-being and wellness rather than illness. The World Health Organisation defines mental health as “a state of well-being […]

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#RUOKDay – 10 September 2020

#RUOKDay – Thurs 10 September This day is a reminder that a conversation could change a life. This year our Minding Family team are supporting people to learn what to say after “R U OK?” so we can keep the conversation going when someone says “No, I’m not OK”. You can help too! Visit www.ruok.org.au […]

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OCD and Anxiety Awareness Week

What is Anxiety? Feeling anxious every now and then is ok and quite normal – anxiety serves to prepare us for danger or help us avoid it altogether.  Sometimes these anxious feelings do not disappear or appear in situations that pose no real danger to us, and start interfering with our daily lives. This is […]

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Vietnam Veteran’s Day 18th August

His Excellency, Major General Michael Jeffrey AC CVO MCHIS delivered a speech for the 40th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan.  We have referenced his speech in this article. Major General recalled that it was to our country’s shame that its armed forces in Vietnam were not recognised until almost 20 years later.  Around […]

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