How do we find a good work-life balance? This is one of the more commonly requested topics by workgroups for talks about mental health, but I think it’s a more complicated question than it looks. This article looks at how to balance work and lifestyle choices in the context of trying to achieve maximally,… Read more »
Do you have an inner critic? Do you have an internal voice that sometimes criticises something about you or what you’ve done? This article is about dealing with the inner critic, a common contributor to depression.
The Inner Critic Do you have an inner critic? Do you have an internal voice that sometimes criticises something about you or something you have done? As a psychologist, I assume that everybody does. It’s normal to have an inner critic. The real question is what is our relationship with that part of ourselves that… Read more »
Last year the suicide rate in Australia increased by 9%. Sorry to bring up such a down topic, but I assure you that things look up at the end. Because that’s how it is with suicidal thoughts and struggling with impulses to end one’s life. Resist suicidal thoughts at all costs, because things get better… Read more »
Clinical psychologist Chris Mackey provides some practical tips for when someone is having suicidal thoughts. It’s important to have a way to deal with suicidal thoughts. Roughly 1 in 3 clients who present to our psychology practice will experience some suicidal ideation. Severe and ongoing distress can hugely distort our thinking. It’s important to reach… Read more »
Clinical Psychologist Chris Mackey discusses some ways to improve your overall level of self-acceptance. This clip was taken from series 2, episode 2 of Destination Happiness.
Self-compassion is important for our mental health and wellbeing. Most of us will suffer from at least some form of mental distress at some point in our lives that could warrant some external help, especially after intense or prolonged periods of stress. There is now much less stigma associated with seeking help for such difficulties… Read more »
An article reflecting on the de-stigmatisation that has occurred around mental illness within society and the benefits that are provided by speaking out and taking a proactive approach to any difficulties faced.
This article provides an inside perspective on what it is like to receive a grave cancer diagnosis as well as some handy tips and takeaways for going through the harrowing process.
This article looks at the optimal number of hours that we should work per week, and how burnout may develop if our demands outweigh our available resources to deal with any problems that may arise.