An article about the importance of social connections to our mental health, something which we can hopefully gain even more from as our Covid restrictions ease.
Many therapy clients experience difficulty managing guilt and/or shame. These painful emotions both involve a self-conscious or self-critical focus. They can worsen other forms of distress, including anxiety and depression. Guilt and shame tend to strongly draw our attention as they point to some threat. Evolution has taught us to pay more attention to painful,… Read more »
Stress tips for kids… Parenting can be so stressful. How can we best help our kids when their mental health is challenged? Psychologist Nahanni Sutton chats to Angie Hilton giving great advice on how to deal with children’s anxiety, particularly in this covid period. Here you’ll find tips on – School refusal – teen anxiety… Read more »
Episode 30 – A Recipe of Resources With waiting times for appointments with psychologists growing all across Australia, Chris and Rowan discuss some of the other options that are available when we cannot get in to see a psychologist or are waiting for an appointment. This Week’s Links Programs MindSpot – Confidential Services For Australian… Read more »
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 »
By Nicolette Ingram Improving Executive Functions With the necessity of parents overseeing remote learning during the COVID 19 lockdown, many parents not only had a new-found appreciation for the work of our teachers but may have gained further insight into some of the learning struggles their children experience. While spending more time helping kids with… Read more »
This article describes some strategies you can use with your kids to talk about suicide.
How to talk to your kids about suicide. Angie Hilton talks with clinical psychologist Chris Mackey about what to say during the important conversation with your kids about suicide. We know this is a tricky topic, but it’s a conversation worth having, particularly with the added adjustments related to the COVID pandemic. This video is… Read more »
This article discusses some ways of managing conflict in the home, with a particular emphasis on managing conflict in the context of lockdown.
Quelling Quarrels in Quarantine This week, Chris and Rowan discuss ways of using positive psychology to manage the added conflict and situations that we’re all likely to face over the coming months. We discuss what conflict is and some of the main conflict styles that people tend to use, ways of using the character… Read more »