Relationships

A healthy relationship with our friends, family and partner can enrich our life and make us feel good about our self.  Relationships take time, commitment and care to keep them healthy.  The more time you put into a relationship, the more you get back.  Communication is the key to healthy relationships, as are clear boundaries, a healthy sense of self-worth, … Read More

Stress

Stress, it’s a killer, we hear the message all the time, but what is it, how do I recognise it and what can I do about it? Stress is a feeling you have when you face a situation you think you cannot manage. You can feel anxious, irritable, forgetful, sleepless and unable to cope. Stress is a process, not a … Read More

Addiction

Addiction often starts out innocently enough as doing something that seems pleasurable or helpful at the time. But Addiction becomes a condition that results when a person ingests a substance, for instance alcohol, illicit drugs, smoking and prescription medications or engages in an activity such as sex, gambling, spending, shopping or eating that somewhere along the line shifts from being … Read More

Is it Depression?

Grief and depression are quite different but they can appear similar as they can both lead to feelings of intense sadness, insomnia, poor appetite and weight loss. Depression stands out from grief as being more persistent, with constant feelings of emptiness and despair and a difficulty feeling pleasure or joy. The sadness that you feel after your loss may never … Read More

Grief and Loss

Grief is a natural response to loss. It might be the loss of a loved one, relationship, miscarriage, pet, job or way of life. Other experiences of loss may be due to children leaving home, infertility and separation from friends and family. The more significant the loss, the more intense the grief is likely to be. Grief is expressed in … Read More

Anxiety

Anxiety is one of the most common health conditions in Australia. For men, anxiety is even more common than depression – 1 in 5 men will experience anxiety at some point. 1 in 3 women will experience anxiety during their lifetime. Anxiety can be a serious condition, but you don’t need to let it control you. What is anxiety? Anxiety … Read More