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COVID-19 clinic update

We are passionate about your physical and psychological health and well-being, and are committed to providing continuity of your care in a safe clinic or Telehealth environment. We wanted to let you know that, should you prefer to resume face to face appointments soon, the following measures are in place...

Telehealth Psychology Sessions

Telehealth Services We are keen to continue to provide support to our patients and community and are currently in the process of transitioning our service delivery to Telehealth. We have already done so with some patients over this past week and are experienced at providing Telehealth services over the telephone...

COVID-19 (‘Coronavirus’)

We are passionate about health – this includes the mental and physical health of our patients, our team and the community. With the cold and flu season coming, and with COVID-19 occurring, we wanted to let you know that none of our team members have travelled overseas recently, nor have...

Bushfires, Floods, COVID-19… and Mental Health

Mental health is affected by nature, nurture, life experiences, and the times in which we live, and it has been this latter category of influence on mental health that we have really noticed and reflected upon over the past several weeks. From fires to floods, to climate change controversy, to...

Medicare for Eating Disorders

From 1 November 2019, a new suite of Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS) items was introduced to support a model of best practice, evidence-based care, for patients with anorexia nervosa and other eligible patients with eating disorders. The new item structure means eligible patients will be able to receive a Medicare...

Useful Links and Resources

Here are a collection of links and resources we have compiled over the years. Many contain a wealth of information and are well worth the time to review. Useful Contact Numbers NSW Mental Health Access Line 1800 011 511Lifeline 13 1114Kids Helpline 1800 551 800MensLine Australia 1300 789 978Suicide Call...

Improving Communication with your Partner

It is important to first of all dispel the myth that good communication ought to come naturally in an intimate relationship when a couple is compatible. Effective communication is a skill that requires considerable practice and ongoing maintenance. Like any skill development, at first the behaviour may seem unnatural. However,...

Suggested Reading

Self-esteem Edelman, S. (2006). Change Your Thinking. Sydney: ABC Books. Harris, R. (2007). The Happiness Trap. Wollombi: Exisle Press. McKay, M. and Fanning, P. (2000) Self-esteem. Oakland: New Harbinger Publications Depression Aisbett, B (2000). Taming the Black Dog: A guide to overcoming depression. Australia: Harper Collins. Harris, R. (2007). The...