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Psychosomatic pain in kids – when mental health physically hurts

When a part of our body hurts or does not function properly, we’ll often assume there is an underlying physical […]

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Supporting Parents of Children with Anxiety

Feelings of anxiety, worry and fear are normal at any age, including in childhood. Most of the time, these feelings […]

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Sleep matters: Are you getting the quality rest you need?

You’ve probably heard the saying about “waking up on the wrong side of the bed”. When we don’t get enough […]

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LGBTQIA+ communities face unique mental health challenges

If you’re part of the lesbian gay, bi, transgender, queer, intersex or asexual (LGBTQIA+) community and find yourself struggling with […]

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Understanding postnatal depression and anxiety

Having a new baby can be both an exciting and challenging time for parents. Between sleepless nights, changes in hormones, […]

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Resources for Anxiety Management

Feeling anxious, worried and fearful from time to time is a normal part of life. However, if anxiety is overwhelming, […]

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Want to know more about mindfulness?

Chances are you’ve heard of the term “mindfulness” – but what exactly is it, and is it something you should […]

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Staying in tune – Can music help your mental health?

Music is a powerful thing for us humans. It brings people together, evokes memories and entertains us. Music can make […]

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WFH life – How to manage your mental health, remotely

As the COVID-19 pandemic began to unfold, businesses and employees alike had to rapidly adapt to working remotely.   Many of […]

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No FOMO: how ‘fear of missing out’ affects our mental health

FOMO, or fear of missing out, is the sense that you need to be involved in the social events and […]

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Working out for mental health

We already know that exercise is essential for good physical health. It helps prevent chronic diseases, keeps our weight under […]

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Cool Kids anxiety program now available at Wise Institute

Anxiety is a normal emotion that everyone, including children, experiences at some point. It can help us to survive, keep […]

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Can you eat your way to happiness?

The link between diet and mental health has been established and today we will take a closer look at  what […]

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Work at Wise, Make a Difference

With the challenging year that was 2020, looking after the wellbeing and emotional health of our community has never been […]

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Healthy Mind Habits for 2021

Normally, ringing in the new year is an exciting time that represents endless hope and possibility, and the start of […]

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Family Togetherness – Managing Conflict

Family and holidays are two words that have a complicated relationship. For some people, the holidays are an opportunity for […]

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Relax, refocus, recharge this Christmas

The year of 2020 has been one for the history books. For months we’ve seen the COVID-19 pandemic wreak devastation […]

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Great Expectations: Does Christmas make you anxious?

When we’re children, Christmas can evoke truly magical feelings of happiness and excitement about that special visit from Santa Claus. […]

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A COVID Christmas – Coping with Loneliness

‘Tis the season to be jolly – but for many people, Christmas can be difficult and stir up painful emotions. […]

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Empowering you to live your best life

Did you know that 1 in 5 Australian adults experience a mental illness every year? The most common challenges across […]

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Identifying and Doing What Matters

In our last post, we discussed the importance of lightening the load, including freeing up time, exercising self-compassion, and letting go […]

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Lightening the Load

In our last post, we discussed the concept of being strong for too long, which many individuals will be familiar with given the […]

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Being Strong for Too Long

Confronted by the devastating impacts of events such as the Australian bushfires, the COVID-19 outbreak, or the Beirut explosions; the […]

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Meet the Team – Emma Williams

Emma is a registered psychologist with experience in delivering Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) to children, and adults with a broad range of […]

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Healthy Social Media Habits

It is now the norm, rather than the exception, for a large proportion of our social interaction to take place via social […]

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Meet The Team – Benjamin Petrovic

Benjamin is a registered psychologist who is passionate about working with young people, adults and families who present with a […]

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Burnout Amidst the COVID-19 ‘Work-From-Home Experiment’

The COVID-19 outbreak sparked what many are referring to as ‘the world’s biggest work-from home experiment’. While the hustle-and-bustle that […]

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What Can I Do To Help?

If you haven’t read our last post, feel free to head there now as the strategies you implement to help […]

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Why Do Children Refuse School?

In our last post, we highlighted the importance of identifying school refusal issues. In order to address these issues, it is essential to first identify […]

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How to Deal with School Refusal as the Lockdown Lifts

For some families, one of the most challenging consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak has been the heightened responsibility and pressure placed on parents.

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4 Myths About Telehealth

In the midst of the anxiety, stress, and isolation experienced by many individuals since the COVID-19 outbreak, an urgent need has arisen to offer effective and accessible therapy to those who need via phone or video.

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Adjustment & Change

At the Clinical Psychology Centre, we have the unique privilege of assisting many people through this time of disruption to normal life. The world has changed rapidly, which has brought with it a lot of uncertainty and a need to adjust.

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Coronavirus – Staying healthy and positive

With the news full of stories on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the declaration of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, it is important to avoid becoming panicked or overwhelmed.

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