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Older adults are open to receiving help for mental health

Older adults and the ‘medication versus therapy’ debate… Contrary to popular belief, attitudes to psychological help seeking are often positive in the older adults, with research suggesting that older adults may be more open to psychological help than their younger counterparts[1]. However, older adults are often particularly sensitive to stigma associated with mental illness, and […]

Stress Management and Coping Strategies for Secondary School Students

Stress management for students can play a vital role in helping achieve one’s potential as a learner and maximising academic results. There are three main steps in managing stress for secondary school students. 1) Identify the stressor Some examples of things that young people may find stressful during their V.C.E years: School (exams, assignments, teachers) Career […]

Effective Management of Psychological Trauma

What is Trauma? Most Australians will be exposed directly or indirectly to at least one potentially traumatic event (PTE) in their lifetime (Nursey, Lau, & Forbes, 2016). PTEs can be one-off events, such as a home or workplace accident, physical or sexual assault, a natural disaster, act of terrorism, or repeated or persisting events such […]