Tag: Health Policy

  Dealing with Spirituality Crises

This article is about the challenge of separating certain types of mystical or spiritual experiences from psychosis. This is a poorly understood issue in mainstream mental health services.

  The Hopefulness of the Hero’s Journey

Episode 34 – The Hopefulness of the Hero’s Journey  In what is one of both Chris and Rowan’s favourite topics, we discuss the hero’s journey and its relevance in psychological therapy. We go through some of the different stages of the hero’s journey and discuss how we can all relate to them in different… Read more »

  The Delicate Question of Self

This article is about some of the complex issues around gender dysphoria and the process of transition. It is written in response to recent legislation that was passed by the Victorian Government related to conversion therapy.

  Supporting Someone to Seek Help

Episode 27 – Supporting Someone to Seek Help  As a follow-up to last week’s episode about finding the right mental health professional, this week Chris and Rowan discuss approaching the subject with a family member or friend who may be in need of some support. This Week’s Links How to Talk to Your Kids… Read more »

  Avoid the Lapse

This article is written in response to recent restrictions imposed throughout the state of Victoria. It draws similarities between a community response to the second wave of COVID-19 to a relapse prevention model in psychology. This model looks at times when a lapse has occurred and identifies strategies to reduce the likelihood another lapse occurs… Read more »

  Positive Vibes

Today’s Geelong Advertiser article spells out the main theme that Chris will cover in monthly articles this year, following the theme of “it’s time for positive psychiatry”.

  Shared Courage

This article relates to the great work being done by Foundation 61 with members of the community who are recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. It follows a session spent with Foundation 61 residents for the TV wellbeing show, Destination Happiness.

  Minds Matter

How do the major parties prioritise mental health? This article looks at the approaches of the two major parties towards mental health as we near the 2019 Federal Election.