The Importance of Sleep

The Importance of Sleep And effective methods we can implement at home to improve our sleep and harness its benefits Apoorva Madan, Clinical Psychologist at PsychMed You may often hear about the importance of sleep for our wellbeing, but what makes sleep so special? Though the full extent of why we sleep and how it…

A look inside the ‘Addicted’ Brain

Understanding the Neurobiology of addiction Natasha Jovic, Provisional Psychologist at PsychMed Substance abuse or addiction disorder has shown to affect around 1 in 20 Australians. It is defined by a cluster of cognitive, behavioural and physiological symptoms where a person continues substance use regardless of significant substance related problems. These problems can include long-term damage…

Managing COVID Distress in Hospitality

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the hospitality industry, with many closures, re-openings and restrictions affecting their economic activities. This unstable work environment, which for many resulted in joblessness or reduced income, has created significant anxiety and stress for those working in the hospitality industry. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,…

COVID-19 Telehealth Psychology Services

COVID-19 changed the way we access health services, including psychology sessions. Last year saw psychologists conducting sessions in your living room, bedroom, or car through phone or video platforms because of restrictions enforced. Thankfully, Medicare recognised and responded to the change in circumstances pretty quickly to ensure everyone had the financial capacity to seek or…

Exercises to express your gratitude that will lift your mood

Did you know that being thankful can actually improve your wellbeing? Studies show that expressing gratitude kickstarts the production of dopamine and serotonin which creates feelings of happiness. Grateful people often experience less chronic pain, reduced blood pressure and increased self-esteem. So here are a few ways you can start expressing your gratitude: Gratitude Jar…

International Day of Happiness – 20th March

Times have been tough in the last year thanks to COVID-19 and for many, the struggle continues. Experts are still tracking changes in mental health conditions but findings to date indicate a significant increase in the number of people experiencing depression and anxiety symptoms across the globe. With a serious lack of serotonin (one of…