At Australia Counselling we are passionate about mental health. We have over 200 psychotherapists and counsellors on our national directory who are helping Australians every day in their private practices and clinics. But there are also many amazing mental health organisations in Australia that are doing incredible work to reduce the stigma of mental illness and…

Today, September 10, 2015 is World Suicide Prevention Day and suicide prevention organisation R U OK? is asking us to check with our family, friends and colleagues to ask how they’re doing. It’s an important time to pause, reflect and consider if you need to reach out to people in your community and ask them…

With over 152 million blogs in the world today and more than 3.5 million blog posts published every single day, there’s no doubt that bloggers have enormous influence in our lives. We still have so far to go to reduce the stigma of mental illness and increase education about effective treatments, yet there are many bloggers who…

Do you love TED Talks as much as we do? There’s nothing like feeling inspired and captivated in 18 minute segments of compelling video by world-class speakers. So we’ve sourced 26 of the best TED Talks we could find on mental health for your enjoyment. There’s a lot of viewing here – 7.8 hours to be…

Resilience is the ability to face and handle life’s challenges, whether everyday disappointments or extraordinary disasters. While resilience is innate in the brain, over time we learn unhelpful patterns, which then become fixed in our neural circuitry. But science is now revealing that what previously seemed hardwired can be rewired. Linda Graham has written extensively…

In this interview, we speak with Australia Counselling member Carolien Koreneff about diabetes and the mental health and psychology issues associated with this disease. Listen to the audio above or read the transcript below. Check out the links at the bottom of this post for diabetes resources in Australia. Transcript: CLINTON: Hello. This is Clinton…