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5 Tips to Feel Better Mentally


Taking care of your mental health doesn’t start and stop with a visit to your psychologist or health practitioner!

Just as we invest in taking care of our physical health, we get great results when we take steps to feel better mentally, too.

Try these simple tips to help improve your mental well-being, today:

Why Children Exhibit Challenging Behaviour

The following information is brought to you by Q-Psych psychologist, Alithea Taylor.

Naughty child stands in the cornerWhen a child is engaging in challenging behaviour, they are not just a bundle of naughtiness – although it may feel that way at times!

Children are highly complex beings with emotional, physiological and psychological needs that they do not necessarily have the maturity to communicate effectively.

Which of these six common causes of challenging behaviour do you recognise? [Read more…]

Programs for Anxious Children

**FREE INFORMATION SESSION**

???????????The highly successful Cool Kids® (7-12yr olds) and Cool Little Kids® (3-6yr old) programs for anxious children and/or the parents are being offered again at Q-Psych in Term 4, 2016.  These programs differ to most children’s anxiety programs by involving parents in learning about their child’s anxiety. Parents learn new information and skills to parent their anxious child and help reduce their child’s (and possibly their own) anxiety.  And, children in the Cool Kids®program learn important skills to overcome or self-manage their own anxiety and feel more confident in a variety of settings, including school. Parents and children are also provided with their own workbooks to keep for future reference.

For details of our free information session and program start dates, read more: [Read more…]

Parent Courses – Children & Teens

siblings thumbnailBack by popular demand!  The following parents courses are being offered at Q-Psych to help parents and carers of 2-18 year olds learn new information and skills to make their parenting role easier and more enjoyable – and just in time for the next school holidays!  

Choose which program suits your parenting needs: [Read more…]

Mindfulness

 This information has been compiled by Q-Psych clinical psychologist, Shannon Moule.

What is Mindfulness? 

mother son mindfulness for calendarMindfulness has emerged as a powerful, evidence-based tool for enhancing psychological health. It has been clinically proven to assist in a wide range of clinical disorders including chronic pain, anxiety disorders, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, substance abuse and borderline personality disorder. But more than that, it has great effects for people in general dealing with the day-to-day stressors of life. [Read more…]

Depression

This information sheet has been compiled by Q-Psych psychologist, Gail Corrigan.

What is Depression?

Depression is a term used to describe a mental health condition characterised by pervasive low mood and other symptoms that are persistent, cause significant distress and  affect every day life and relationships. Depression is not the experience of sadness, grief, or unhappiness that everyone experiences throughout their life. [Read more…]

Anxiety

This information sheet has been compiled by Q-Psych psychologist, Gail Corrigan. 

What is Anxiety?

Portrait Of Girl Biting NailsAnxiety is a term used to describe feelings of nervousness, fear, or worry. Usually anxiety occurs in stressful situations, such as prior to, or during, public speaking. These situations can can provoke worried thoughts of a possible negative outcome, such as not being able to do a good enough job. Along with these thoughts and feelings, changes occur on a physical level and can include sensations of nausea, ‘butterflies’ in the stomach, muscle tension, increased heart rate and light headedness. These feelings are considered a natural response to stress and can arise across a range of situations, though these may not be situations others consider to be obviously stressful, such as reluctance to leave home. If persistent and a source of   considerable distress, they may form the basis of an anxiety disorder. [Read more…]

Logging Into Therapy

Girl Laptop (free comm use)This blog has been contributed by Grace Sweeney, researcher (PhD candidate) at Griffith University

The majority of young people experiencing mental health problems do not access treatment. In an effort to improve this, technology is being used to change the way we can support the mental health of our children.

[Read more…]

Parent Course

The next 1-2-3 Magic® & Emotion Coaching parent course –  to help parents and carers of 2 to 12 year old children learn new information and skills to make their parenting role easier and more enjoyable – is commencing at Q-Psych on 5 November 2015.

The program runs over three weeks (3 x 2hr sessions) on the following Thursday evenings:

  • 5 November, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
  • 12 November, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
  • 19 November, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Find out more about the course, including the topics covered, costs, rebates and registration details on our programs webpage here

Registrations close 28 October 2015.

NEW Program!

Q-Psych psychologist, Shannon Moule, is commencing a new 7-week program on Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners for adults, commencing 21 October 2015.

Medicare rebates available.

Click here to learn more! 

Registrations close 10 October 2015.