Breaking Stereotypes: Ageism in the Workplace

Ageism, the prejudice and discrimination against individuals based on their age, is an issue that’s found within various aspects of society, including the workplace.  A 2018 survey by the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Australian Council on Ageing found that: – 33% of respondents aged 50 and older had experienced age-based discrimination in the […]

Attachment Styles and Their Role in Relationships

Attachment theory, developed by John Bowlby in the mid-20th century, has provided significant insights into the dynamics of human relationships. It theorises that early relationships with caregivers profoundly influence our attachment styles, which in turn, play a pivotal role in our adult relationships. In this article, we’ll delve into the four primary attachment styles and […]

Nurturing Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is a fundamental aspect of mental health and overall wellbeing. It influences our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, shaping our relationships, career choices, and overall life satisfaction. In Australia, concerns about self-esteem among adults are significant. In this blog post, we will explore the concept of self-esteem, its importance, the factors influencing self-esteem concerns in […]

Experiencing Loneliness in a World of Online Social Connection

In an age dominated by digital interactions and virtual connections, it may seem paradoxical that loneliness has become a pervasive issue. The rise of social media platforms, messaging apps, and online communities has given us unprecedented access to staying connected with others. Yet, despite the illusion of constant contact, many individuals find themselves grappling with […]

How Sleep Problems Can Impact Our Daily Functioning

Sleep is a fundamental aspect of our overall well-being, essential for physical health, cognitive function, and emotional balance. However, sleep problems have become increasingly prevalent in today’s fast-paced society, affecting millions of people worldwide. According to a survey conducted by the Sleep Health Foundation, an estimated 33-45% of Australians experience some form of sleep deprivation […]

Managing a life with Chronic Pain

Chronic pain affects millions of Australians, with around 20% of the population living with chronic pain according to Pain Australia.  Chronic pain is defined as pain that persists for more than three months, even after the initial injury or illness has healed. This type of pain can be debilitating, affecting an individual’s daily activities, mood, […]

How Gut Health and Mental Health are Linked

It’s not often you would consider how what happens inside our body affects what happens in our brain, but it’s true… they are linked constantly.  Gut health refers to the health of your gastrointestinal tract, including the bacteria and microorganisms that reside within it.  The gastrointestinal tract plays a crucial role in the digestion and […]

Neurodivergent Affirming Care

What is neurodivergent affirming care?Neurodivergent affirming care is a mental health care paradigm that acknowledges and validates the experiences of neurodivergent individuals. It is accepting that all people have varying neurotypes, and some will need to have accommodations to assist being able to work, play and socialise as they wish. Neurodivergent affirming care recognises that […]

Menopause and Sexuality

What is menopause? Menopause is a natural part of the aging process for women, and it is marked by the end of menstruation. During menopause, women experience a decline in estrogen and other hormones, which can affect their sexuality in various ways. Most women become menopausal between 45 and 60 years of age — this […]

Mismatched Libido

What is libido? Libido is a person’s overall sexual drive or desire for sexual activity. It is an important part of overall well-being and can have an impact on relationships, self-esteem, and quality of life.  Every person has a different relationship with sexual desire and there is no objectively correct level! Depending on their physical […]

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