WorkCover and 3rd Party Psychological Injuries

Over the last couple of years there has been a steady rise in psychological injuries, being reported and treated through WorkCover. This recognition of injuries extending past the physical has been a tremendous breakthrough, and a great step towards getting people back to work. Psychological injury can result from workplace bullying, witnessing or experiencing a…

Post Natal Depression

Nine months of anticipation, watching your belly get bigger and waiting to meet your precious bundle, and now you just feel like crying. What happened? Many women go through mood changes after they have a baby. They are still experiencing the melting pot of hormones as well as the realisation that this wee creature is…

Phobias

Phobias are an anxiety reaction to a specific trigger. And that trigger could be anything! People have reported phobias from buttons to heights, animals to water. Individuals may encounter their trigger as benignly as on the television and still have a reaction to that trigger. A phobic reaction typically is sweating palms, pounding heart, nausea,…

Suicide

Even the word suicide has become taboo in our society, but the reality is that suicide remains the leading cause of death for Australians aged between 15 and 44. Situations such as depression and anxiety, the breakdown of a relationship, retrenchment/unemployment or other mental conditions can all lead to a person attempting to end their…

Perinatal Depression

Finding out that you are pregnant is seen as a great joy to most couples. But what about when it is not? Perinatal Depression (or Antenatal Depression) can strike at anytime during your pregnancy. Often it can be brought about by situational factors (unplanned or unwanted pregnancy, relationship issues) or by pre-existing factors (having previously…

Stress Management

Stress affects us all, every day. For the most part we cope with it, alleviate it and move on. However sometimes it feels like we just cannot get a break. The bills are piling up, there aren’t enough hours in the day and family responsibilities are overwhelming you. While this may happen to most of…

Parenting

If only children came with instruction books! How often have you heard that lament from your parenting peers, or even from yourself? While they don’t come with instruction books, a trained psychologist can help you when you feel things are going awry, or even before that, to prevent problems arising. A trained psychologist can help…