Coping with the Holiday Season

The holiday season is just around the corner, literally. After a pandemic, this may also mean more outings, weddings, engagement parties, work Christmas parties, family gatherings, social outings/occasions with friends and thus a period of heightened stress, anxiety, and fear of the unknown when you are battling an eating disorder. We understand just how challenging…

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Does my child need to see a Paediatrician?

Short answer: It is of preference that a Paediatrician be part of the Multi-Disciplinary team.  Paediatricians specialise in the health, growth and development of babies, children, and teenagers, and can assess and manage mental illness affecting children and young adolescents. As Eating Disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental health illness, with around…

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Questions to ask a Potential Therapist

Finding and engaging with a new therapist for help with eating disorder recovery can be challenging. Here are some useful questions to ask when you are searching for a potential therapist. It will be helpful to know upfront what education, knowledge, skills, interests and experience a provider has so that they can provide the right…

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What is a Mental Health Social Worker?

A Mental Health Social Worker can help “individuals to resolve presenting psychological problems, the associated social and other environmental problems, and improve their quality of life. This may involve family as well as individual counselling, and group therapy. Social workers recognise the broader implications of an individual having a mental illness and the impact on…

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Sleep and Mental Health

One of the first things to be pushed aside during our busy lives is sleep. It is important to remind yourself that sleep is essential for both your physical and mental health. Frequent loss of sleep can contribute to higher levels of anxiety, inability to cope with stress, and decreased physical and cognitive performance. A…

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Introduction to Mindfulness

Anyone who has visited a book shop or department store in the last 12 months will be familiar with mindfulness colouring books. They have taken the world by storm, with adults and children alike enjoying them. But did you know that colouring in has been used in mental health wards for years to calm patients…

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