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Simple Ways to Help on World Mental Health Day

If you live in Australia, you most likely know someone who has a mental illness. Perhaps it’s your mum, your brother, your best friend or maybe even yourself. This is because 1 in 5 people throughout the country suffer from mental health problems. And of the estimated 4 million people affected, few reach out for […]

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How to Be a Good Listener

Listening is something we do every day. For most of us, it feels as though it comes quite naturally. But have you ever thought about how you’re listening, or whether you’re actually being a good listener? When someone comes to you wanting to talk about how they’re feeling, it’s important to get it right. The […]

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How to Help Someone Who is Suicidal

Suicide. It’s a topic that many people shy away from talking about. But with eight people on average killing themselves every day in Australia – and many more attempting to do so – it’s a conversation we need to be having. It’s important to know how to identify suicidal tendencies and how to respond to […]

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What to Do When Your Psychologist Sucks

Deciding to see a psychologist is a great first step towards overcoming your mental health problems. But it’s important that you find someone who suits your needs and makes you feel comfortable. So, what do you do if one day you realise that your psych kind of sucks? While this situation can be frustrating, you […]

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What is a Psychologist?

Almost everyone has heard something about psychologists before. You might have seen the movie Anger Management with Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson. You know, the one where an unethical therapist pretends to steal a man’s girlfriend in order to teach him how to cope with stress. Or perhaps you know someone who has been to […]

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