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Overcoming Imposter Syndrome by Eimear Quigley

Imposter Syndromeby Eimear Quigley, Clinical Psychologist I remember my first ever psychology client at my first psychology placement, nearly 20 …

PTSD Awareness Day

PTSD Awareness Day 27th June 2022 National Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day falls on the 27th of June every …

“Connecting with Hope” for Schizophrenia Awareness Week

Schizophrenia Awareness Week: 22 – 28 May 2022 Connecting with Hope In some ways, Schizophrenia Awareness Week was a pivotal …

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 …

My Uncle Ronan – A special story on what inclusion means!

Monday 21st of March is World Down Syndrome Day, with the theme “What does inclusion mean?” I thought I would …

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 …

Pain Recovery Tools – Understanding the difference between acute and chronic pain by David Woodward

Pain is something everyone encounters at some point in their life, whether it be a headache, aches, and pains from …

When should my child see a speech pathologist? By Katina Swan

  We start to communicate from the moment we are born. Babies’ first cries tell their carers that they need …

Returning to school by Marga Marloth

Returning to school can be an exciting time, though also scary and overwhelming for many children.  This is even more …

Beating the Back to Work Blues – flipping our mindset to accept that it is okay to feel blue about being back at work by Eimear Quiqley

2021 was tough for everyone and we all deserved the break over the festive season to refresh and revive. The …

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 …

Tips for Surviving Year 12 Exam Results by Eimear Quiqley

The release of Year 12 results is a difficult and stressful time for teenagers and parents alike. Parents can feel …

Preparing Yourself for the Silly Season by Kristen Willis

  As the countdown begins to the end of the year and our wheels begin to spin more slowly it …

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 …

The Role of Men and the Narrative of Violence Towards Women by Jamie Charlesworth

Violence towards women takes place across all cultures and corners of civilisation. Abuse is targeted, deliberate and insidious, typically experienced …

Importance of Factoring in all Components of Health – Physical and Mental by David Woodward

Covid-19 has impacted us all globally with travel restrictions, isolation, and social distancing, changing the way we live including our …

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 by Dr Julie Hepworth, Senior Psychologist – ORS

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 …