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R U OK day has come and gone for another year – a campaign that has become one of the most recognised Australian calendar days to date, but do you know why it’s so important? Do you know why we need to think about the...

We’re brought up to believe you should put other’s needs before your own, but how can you give to others, if you’re running on empty? It’s easy to think that we are fine, when everything is chugging along and you’re hitting every curveball life’s throwing you....

When COVID-19 became a global pandemic and the Australian interstate borders were closed, a part of me expected that grief and loss would be a part of my journey through the COVID world. My grandfather had been unwell for quite some time and over the...

At Haven Psychology we are committed to being at one with our LGBTIQAP+ community. Our community is an essential part of the beautiful tapestry of colour that just adds to our lives. For those of you who are unsure, LGBTIQAP+  stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex,...

Our lives are complex. Our lives are cluttered. Our lives are noisy. Noisy often with the voices, opinions and thoughts of others. In this blog we wanted to look deeper at how that noise can often create a chain reaction in our own beliefs and...

The new world thrust upon is miles away from the norm. No longer can we enjoy family barbecues, after work drinks and school play dates. Our social world has been locked behind closed doors and told to keep 1.5 metres apart. For some, this can be...

COVID-19 has disrupted our lives. Not just disrupted, it has walked in and shattered every fibre of normality we once held onto.  No brunches. No shopping excursions. No playdates. All we knew is now off limits. It’s completely natural for all of our fears and anxiety to...

Feeling overwhelmed is something that everyone goes through from time to time but being overwhelmed can also be a symptom of generalised anxiety disorder.  People who have an anxiety disorder will feel overwhelmed more often than those who do not have an anxiety disorder in most...

This year Australia's bushfire season was particularly tragic.  It resonated with our collective psyche. We watched in horror, disbelief, and we mourned as a nation. We also rallied around, supported where possible and tried to alleviate our sense of helplessness however we could.  It is in this...

“Tis the season to be jolly…”​Christmas seems to be a bit like coriander – you love it, or you hate it. I am a big fan of both! I look forward to fruit mince pies being sold in the stores from September, the displays, the colour...