Mental Health

How to Stop Being So Hard on Yourself: A Case for More Self-Compassion

We all experience moments of self-doubt and criticism. But too much self-criticism can lead to feelings of low self-worth and self-loathing. The key to regaining a sense of inner peace and confidence is to practice more self-compassion. Self-compassion is the practice of being kind and understanding towards yourself, even when…...

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Food to support your mental well-being

The food we eat plays a crucial role in our physical and mental health, and research has shown that certain foods can have a significant impact on our mood. In this blog, we’ll explore how different foods can affect your mood and how you can make food choices that will…...

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Tips to stay mindful when life gets busy

Mindfulness has become a buzzword in recent years, but what does it actually mean to be mindful in a world that’s always on the go? Simply put, mindfulness is the practice of being present and fully engaged in the moment, without judgment. It’s about paying attention to what’s happening around…...

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Meditation: A Beginners Guide

Meditation is a simple and effective way to reduce stress, increase focus, and improve overall well-being. However, for those who are new to meditation, it can be difficult to know where to start. Here are some tips to help beginners get started with meditation: Find a quiet and comfortable place:…...

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Journaling for Trauma Recovery

Trauma can have a profound impact on an individual’s mental and emotional well-being, often leading to a wide range of symptoms including anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). While therapy and medication can be effective in managing the aftermath of trauma, incorporating journaling into one’s self-care routine can provide…...

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The Benefits of Starting the Day Positively on Your Mental and Physical Health

Starting the day with a positive mindset can have a profound impact on your mental and physical health. Research has shown that people who start their day with positive thoughts and feelings are more likely to experience feelings of happiness and well-being throughout the day. Here are some of the…...

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Grounding Techniques: Understanding and Practicing

Mental health is an important aspect of our overall well-being, and it’s crucial to have healthy coping mechanisms to deal with anxiety, stress, and other negative emotions. Grounding techniques are an effective way to calm the mind and bring one’s attention back to the present moment. This mindfulness practice can…...

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Mental health support and education more important than ever

18 August 2021 Some of the most esteemed experts and researchers in mental health and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from around Australia and the world will take to the virtual stage next week as part of the second FearLess National Conversation on PTSD. To be held virtually across two days…...

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National Conversation on PTSD to be made available to all Australians for free

Wednesday, 28 July 2021  With millions of Australians in lockdown as states battle to contain the Delta strain of COVID-19, significant concerns continue to emerge over the increase, and evolving impact, of mental illness and PTSD in the community. At this difficult time for many individuals, national not-for- profit organisation,…...

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Changing the narrative around PTSD through Post Traumatic Growth

Friday 28th May, 2021 After 35 years in the Australia Air Force, including a harrowing peace keeping mission in Rwanda, Air Vice-Marshal (Ret.) Professor Tracy Smart AO has an intimate understanding of Post Traumatic Stress. However if the circumstances are right, Professor Smart believes it is possible to avoid the…...

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