Let’s talk Medication. For example… Lamotrigine and Mood.

Let’s talk Medication. For example… Lamotrigine and Mood.

Medication is a Conversation. I was talking mood control and medication with Sally recently who was coming through NDIS for bipolar therapy. She was 45, had flaming pink hair and loves wearing gumboots in a paddock with a setting sun. There probably is a Sally...

The 12 Principles Of Mental Health

The 12 Principles Of Mental Health

It’s tough to feel depressed or anxious, for example. I would know. Yet it is possible to live well again. My pitch to you is that a coach helps make such a difference. There are many excellent professionals working in the field. My point of difference is I have...

Some Great Advice for Your NDIS Preparation – 10 Tips

Some Great Advice for Your NDIS Preparation – 10 Tips

The NDIS is rolling out in new areas around Australia from 1st July. This means that those phone calls to set planning appointment dates will start coming in slow dribs and drabs and then in a tsunami like wave. Whether your planning meeting is with the NDIA Planner...

Do Children Handle Emotions Better Than Teenagers

Do Children Handle Emotions Better Than Teenagers

I am often surprised at how quickly children heal. They can be very troubled, yet with help, they may bounce back quickly. How are things different for teenagers? The difference between teenagers and younger children is that teenagers are dealing with more emotions...

Making Parenting Easier

Making Parenting Easier

Support is the first word that comes to mind when trying to make parenting easier. Another is connection. Not so long ago, we lived together in communities or groups of people, with different generations of family and friends close by to give a hand. Today that can be...

The NDIS & Mental Health Services

The NDIS & Mental Health Services

One of the great things about the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) is the breadth of services that it is able to offer, and this is particularly exciting in the field of mental health services. Hi to the folks at The Clubhouse, Toowoomba, whom I recently...

Recovery With Risk & Responsibility – Part 2

Recovery With Risk & Responsibility – Part 2

Dr Manaan Kar Ray said: "Without risk, there can be no recovery." You can read the first post in this series here. Dr Manaan Kar Ray went on to share these stories from his hospital. They had numbers of long-term patients who self-harmed and would come to hospital for...

There Is No Recovery Without Risk & Responsibility

There Is No Recovery Without Risk & Responsibility

We all want recovery, don't we? Recovery from illness, from the things holding us back, from doubt and fear. Recovery itself is something embodied by hope. The potential for recovery means that there is always hope. At the Asia Pacific International Mental Health...

Keep It Simple Strategies: Stay Alive

Keep It Simple Strategies: Stay Alive

Stay alive. The conservation of hope is one of the strongest forces in maintaining life. If you have never been hospitalized for assistance with mental distress, it goes something like this (with variation because understandably we all independent and unique and no...

Keep It Simple Strategies: Breathe

Keep It Simple Strategies: Breathe

Breathe. Such a commonplace, everyday thing we do without even thinking about it. Yet breathing is integral in good mental health. One of the things we forget to do when we're anxious or frustrated is remember to breathe. We may breathe very fast and shallowly, or we...

How we Target Relief

You help us get therapy right. Your feedback guides what conversation is being useful and how professional assistance and advice stays on target. We stay centred on listening to you and tracking progress until we get the outcomes you want. We’ve learnt it is really teamwork that makes for great therapy and counselling that brings much needed relief. We are a mobile NDIS registered provider serving the greater Ipswich region.