News ~ Curious about Group Therapy …?

Ever thought of participating in Group Therapy? Curious? Want to know more …? Group Therapy Group Therapy employs an approach largely derived from Existential Therapy. The focus of Group work will be the present moment and what is happening in the present moment. It is similar, in this sense, to Mindfulness Practice. Group Therapy builds…

Access to Mental Health Care depends on …?

We are getting better at providing support to those affected by Mental Health Conditions but as a Community we are not there yet, and it takes a Village to provide the remedy. Where you live is a big factor in determining whether you get help and what kind of help you can access. Annika Blau,…

News ~ What do you do when you can’t afford therapy? … Apps!

Top 25 Mental Health Apps: An Effective Alternative for When You Can’t Afford Therapy What do you do when you can’t afford therapy but are struggling to handle your mental illness alone? You could download an app. In recent years, there’s been a proliferation of mental health apps available to smartphone users. These reasonably-priced, or…

How do TeleHealth Consultations ‘really’ go?

We all need a little humour in our lives to help “get through” tough times. Adapting to working and living and generally ‘getting the job done’ online through interactive platforms like Zoom is presenting us with lots of challenges and a few opportunities to laugh a little. Here is YouTube Comedienne Lilly Singh’s perspective on…

News ~ TeleHealth Sessions are Available

*Medicare Rebates are available for all TeleHealth Sessions until 31 December 2021 We are pleased to announce are able to offer TeleHealth Sessions for Psychological Support Services . Bushfire Response Medicare Rebated Sessions are available for individuals … who self refer who are located anywhere in Australia Better Access Medicare Rebated Sessions are available for…

News ~ New Medicare Items for Psych Services

New Medicare items available to all Australians People affected by bushfires can access mental health treatment without a referral or mental health treatment plan from 17 January 2020. Consultations may be in person or via Telehealth or Video Conferencing. Also, in order to access these services, it is not necessary that you were actually in…

The Open Forum 2020 Video is ready to see …

The Video of the Community Discussion held on Saturday 29th FEB 2020 … is ready to watch. This Project has been many months in the making from conception through the struggles of execution to the final phases of completion. This Video of the Project is a beginning that we hope to consolidate and develop in…

The Open Forum: “Women & Violence” ~ 28-29 February 2020

Invitation to Build Community & Rebuild Culture … You are invited to participate in a ‘Community Building Experiment’ that has the potential to change not only the present but the future. We will be exploring cutting edge psychological methods to see if it is possible to rebuild the nature of the culture we all live…

Toolbox ~ Support for The Open Forum

Self Care Support during and after attendance at The Open Forum Mindfulness is an excellent, immediate and accessible way to reorient jaggered attention using breathing and to refocus attention on the body and the present moment. Here is a short 5 min Guided Mindfulness Meditation you can use via your mobile phone during or after…