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Everyone is Welcome: Improving Accessibility for LGBTQ+ individuals with a disability

The LGBTQ+ community is a diverse group of individuals who may differ not only on their sexual and romantic orientation …

How to build a healthy lunchbox

Healthy Lunchbox Week is an initiative of Nutrition Australia that aims to inspire Aussie families to create healthy, nutritious, and enjoyable lunchboxes

Top tips for optimising your gut health

The health of your gut not only impacts how you feel physically but also mentally. In fact, your gut is …

Five new year’s resolutions worth making in 2024

As the new year rolls in, so too do the unrealistic New Year’s resolutions we promise we are going to keep, whether it be losing an unrealistic amount of weight, completely cutting out a food group or committing to hitting the gym every single day of the year.

Tips for Prioritising Wellbeing and finding a balance in the holiday season

With Christmas and New Years impending after a challenging 2023, increased pressure and stress that extends above and beyond a …

Social and Sensory holiday tips for parents!

The holiday period is generally something we think of as a positive time of year with all the celebrations, decorations, …

How to prioritise your health during the silly season

 The opportunities to overindulge and let your exercise slide are endless during this time of the year. If you have …

Early Career Psychologists: Combatting Stress and Embracing Self-Care as a Superpower

The timeliness of International Stress Awareness Day 2023 coinciding with Psychology Week 2023, and notably the latter’s theme "Make Self-Care …

OT – Unity through Community

The theme for the 2023 Occupational Therapy (OT) week is Unity through Community. Let’s explore what that means. What is …

‘Try for 5’: Simple tips to boost your vegetable intake

Life’s complicated enough – so let’s ‘Try for 5’ and make eating vegetables easy Vegetables are a key part of …

What does a disability dietitian do?

Understanding the Role A disability dietitian is a specialised healthcare professional who has in-depth knowledge of nutrition and its impact …

Embracing Neurodiversity: Assessing Autism

First and foremost, pursuing an autism assessment is a personal choice. You have the autonomy to decide whether or not to proceed with an assessment, and it’s not obligatory. Embracing the philosophy of neurodiversity means acknowledging that an autism diagnosis isn’t a mere “label” but a unique aspect of your identity. Seeking an assessment can help you better understand yourself (or someone you know well), empowering you to advocate for your individual needs and strengths.

New Year’s ‘eat better’ resolutions

With all the gifts exchanged and opened, Christmas and end-of-year parties, and all the reflecting done and dusted, it’s now …

Trans Awareness Week

Today we celebrate the start of Transgender Awareness Week!

This is a week to highlight transgender people and their allies taking action to bring attention to the community by educating the public about who transgender people are, sharing stories and experiences, and advancing advocacy around the issues of prejudice, discrimination, and violence that affect the transgender community.

Debunking myths around Bipolar Disorder

In Australia, bipolar disorder affects one in 50 people each year. This rate is higher than the rate of all …

Rehabilitation and Common Questions by Dr Geoff Waghorn

What can you do if your treating doctor tells you that you can never return to employment, or tells you …

Dealing with Loneliness during the Festive Season by Dr Joyce Man

As humans, we are conditioned to seek social connection with others. A sense of social belonging is not only something …

Workplace Bullying: How Psychology Can Help by Dr Julie Hepworth

According to the Fair Work Commission, Australia, bullying in the workplace happens when: A person or group of people repeatedly …

Participation. Inclusion. Independence. by George Tyler , Regional Manager – Occupational Therapy Services

Participation – Inclusion – Independence – such powerful words, and the theme for this year’s National OT Week. As OTs …

Caring for Someone with Cancer, Caring for YourSelf by Dr Julie Hepworth, Senior Psychologist – ORS

Every day in Australia, around 65 women are told they have breast or a gynaecological cancer (Cancer Council, 2021). The …

Re-emerging from lockdown: Courage, calm and compassion

For now, COVID-19 is sticking around, and with Australia “living with the virus” and re-emerging from lockdown, what implications are …

Common questions about Rehabilitation by Dr Geoff Waghorn, Senior Innovation and Research Consultant for ORS part 4

What if I have difficulty getting on with my rehabilitation consultant? Mutual respect and a sense of partnership can help …

Common questions about Rehabilitation by Dr Geoff Waghorn, Senior Innovation and Research Consultant for ORS part 3

Will I be able to choose the type of jobs that I attempt, or choose the location of the jobs …

Common questions about Rehabilitation by Dr Geoff Waghorn, Senior Innovation and Research Consultant for ORS part 2

What are my rights if I agree to participate in vocational rehabilitation? Although your rights may not be explicitly stated …

Common questions about Rehabilitation by Dr Geoff Waghorn, Senior Innovation and Research Consultant for ORS part 1

  People who need help with employment following a serious injury, health condition, disability, or adverse event, may be offered …