Recently there have been some momentous milestones for the LGBTI community including the United States finally making marriage a right for couples of the same sex. It has been celebrated largely because, for the longest time, it didn’t seem like the US (which remains to be the most influential country in the world) was inclined…

It seems that affairs and infidelity are on the rise, particularly with the rise of websites like Ashley Madison, which has the tagline “Life is Short. Have an Affair.” And the recent hacking of Ashley Madison has  brought the topic of affairs and infidelity back into the spotlight. So we spoke to Dr. Tammy Nelson, 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…

Australia Counselling member Marg Ryan is a Certified Somatic Psychotherapist, Trauma Specialist and Couples’ Counsellor. Marg has close to a decade of experience of providing vibrant, progressive, personalised psychotherapy. She help singles and couples move out of pain towards resilient mental and physical health. Marg uses safe, effective and  gentle therapeutic approaches that offer choice and…

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…

Depression is now one of the most common mental health issues experienced by people throughout the Western world. Current rates indicate that in most countries throughout the world, 8-12% of people experience depression at some point throughout their lifetime. If you’ve ever experienced depression yourself, you probably know how it can significantly impact your ability to…

ReachOut Australia, with the University of Melbourne and the University of Wollongong, is undertaking a major new research project that investigates the impacts of online mental health services by studying 1,500 young people who use the service over time. Early data from the project, which commenced in December 2014, reveals important findings about young people…

beyondblue has announced the redevelopment of the MindMatters initiative, which will provide secondary school staff with online resources and personal support to help improve the mental health and wellbeing of students. The new redesigned, evidence-informed MindMatters program is launched as a new beyondblue survey of teachers and principals found that one in five said they were…

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