“Making Psychology Accessible to Everyone”

What can a family member do to facilitate change in social drinkers?

  Drinking socially - when does one become one too many? Some alcohol researchers insist that because alcohol is a toxin, there is no ‘safe’ level of intake. Whilst most of us might think this is a little extreme, many families and marriages are seriously affected by one person’s drinking. Tolerance develops ...

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My teenager seems down and withdrawn. How do I know if they are hurting them self?

Do your teenager’s emotions oscillate like a rollercoaster? Are their moods extreme, and they are finding it all too much? Maybe their behaviour has become more withdrawn and avoidant? 1 in 6 young people have considered self-harm at some point, with 1 in 10 having acted on it. Australian studies suggest that 6-8% of ...

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Welcoming the New Year! Do you have any goals this year? – Creating Change

As each new year rolls around, many of us look to set new year resolutions, but are these achievable goals that are really going to make your life healthier? Now is the time to really think about what you want out of 2018. Many choose to set goals for their physical health – losing more weight, joining ...

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Family Relationship Stress Tips for the Holidays

It’s a bit of myth that all families are happy. A family can be a place of love, support and encouragement, but on the other hand they can also be a source of judgement, frustration, criticism and irritation. Growing up in our families we play certain roles, and these roles become consistent overtime. For ...

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Family Challenges at Christmas Time

For many people, Christmas time is a happy time of year with the opportunity to be joyful and grateful with family, friends and colleagues. However, for a lot of people, Christmas can bring about other less pleasant emotions such as anger, low mood or loneliness. Family challenges arise. Bringing family together can open up old ...

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Eliminate your Financial Stress this Christmas

Christmas Time is not the time to have financial stress.  The Christmas season is a time for celebration and enjoyment. Unfortunately, it can also become a time of financial stress and anxiety. Financial stress is widespread and growing, and is a leading cause of stress in Australians. During the festive season we can ...

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