Sports Betting

  Be smart – take control and enjoy the game We are entering the Spring and Summer sports season, which comes with an increase in sports betting promotion. With Spring Racing Carnivals, football finals of all codes, cricket, golf and tennis competitions, gambling is at the height of activity. Many gamblers may be feeling the…

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Gambling Harms Support for Significant Others

Gambling Harms does not only impact the gambler themselves, but can affect loved ones such as family or friends. In partnership with SA Intensive Gambling Help Service (SAIGHS), we have developed this guide to support you in recognising warning signs, talking to your loved one, and seeking support for both yourself and the person you…

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Cutting Through the Jargon of Psychological Assessments

  When speaking with your psychologist, hopefully they discussed your psychological assessment in a way you could understand easily. If not or you’ve gone cross-eyed from trying to figure out too many psychological words while Googling about assessments, we’re here to help. These are a small smattering of words you may have come across. Psychometrics…

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Common Questions About Psychological Assessments

  What is a psychological assessment? Psychological assessment is a formal method of measuring an individual’s psychological abilities. Check out our other blog article for more information. Click Here What is a psychological test? Psychological tests are measures that have been designed to assess specific characteristics and abilities in order to explain individual differences. They…

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What Are Psychological Assessments?

What are Psychological Assessments? When you think of a psychologist, you may picture sitting or lying in a room answering stereotypical questions like, “how did that make you feel?”. Whilst therapy is at the heart of clinical psychology, all general and clinical psychologists have received training in psychological assessment. Many go on to have a…

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Quick Guide To Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT)

  Is your Instagram feed full of cute kitten videos? Do you get distracted from conversations every time a puppy trots past you? Perhaps arriving home to an over-enthusiastically happy pet is the best part of your day? Animals can enrich our personal lives in many ways so it’s not hard to imagine why it…

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20th June – World Refugee Day

20th June is World Refugee Day, an international day introduced by the United Nations to honour the strength and courage of refugees and raise awareness of their situation globally. Although the Refugee Council of Australia report that Australia has resettled or permanently protected over 900,000 refugees since 1947, they also provide extensive information on the…

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PsychMed Have Gone Green

  PsychMed’s brand may be all blue on the outside, but underneath you’ll find we’re a very attractive, eco-friendly green. There are many choices we can make as individuals and businesses to support the environment and make a difference to our local, national, and global communities. PsychMed decided to be more proactive about reducing our…

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Massage Therapy – Mother’s Day Giveaway

  Massage therapy is an excellent way to practice self-care, relieve physical pain and promote relaxation and wellbeing. As such, PsychMed Gilles Plains offers remedial massage, hot stone massage, and Japanese oil massage as a way to innovate our services and promote good mental health and wellbeing in the community. As we celebrate Mother’s Day,…

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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…

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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…

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