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Dietitian Services

Did you know? Dietitian, Cathy Purcell of Nutrition Equipped, is now available for consultations at Q-Psych. 

Cathy provides nutrition advice and meal plans for a wide range of health concerns, including over/underweight, diabetes, heart health, gut problems, coeliac disease, osteoporosis, cancer and more. [Read more…]

Mindfulness Program & Free Information Session

Q-Psych psychologist, Jade Jensen, is delivering a 6-week program on Mindfulness for Beginners (Adults), commencing at Q-Psych on 4 October 2018. Medicare rebates available for eligible clients. Click here to learn more.

Jade is also hosting a FREE information session about the program on 20 September 2018, so you can find out more about mindfulness and how it may benefit you. Click here to register.

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Registrations for both events close soon. Don’t miss out!

Eating Disorders

This information is brought to you by Q-Psych psychologists, Jade Jensen and Kerryn Rowe. 

Are you experiencing problems with your eating? Constantly distressed about your body shape and weight? If you answered yes, then you might be suffering from an eating disorder.

Eating disorders are characterised by a persistent disturbance in patterns of eating that have a severe and negative impact on both physical and psychological health. Of all mental health disorders, eating disorders have the highest mortality rate. But there are treatments that can help.  [Read more…]

Program for Anxious Children

**FREE PROGRAM INFORMATION SESSION**

???????????The highly effective Cool Kids® program for anxious children (7-12yo) and their parents is being offered again at Q-Psych in Term 3, 2018. This program was developed by Macquarie University and differs to most children’s anxiety programs by involving parents in learning about their child’s anxiety. 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. And, parents learn new information and skills to parent their anxious child and help reduce their child’s anxiety (and possibly their own). Participants also receive their own workbooks to keep for future reference, plus a complimentary copy of the popular book, Helping your Anxious Child.  [Read more…]

Study on Supportive Parent-Teen Relationships

The Parenting and Family Support Centre at the University of Queensland (UQ) is seeking parents and their teenager (aged between 11 and 17 years) to take part in new research on the links between supportive parent-adolescent relationships and adolescent well-being.

Parents and teenagers will take part in an assessment session at the University of Qld’s St Lucia Campus. Participating parents will also have the opportunity to attend a free 2-hour parenting discussion group on Coping with Teenagers’ Emotions based on the successful Teen Triple P (Positive Parenting Program). [Read more…]

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

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…]

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

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

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…]