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…Details
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…Details
When it comes to the people we love and care for, often we let behaviours slide out of fear of offending or losing those connections. This is an overview to help you motivate your loved ones to seek a healthier lifestyle on their terms. Use empathy Remember when you were learning at school,…Details
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,…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
Journaling or expressive writing allows people to communicate their feelings and thoughts on paper. It has been used for thousands of years, and for good reason, as it has shown to have many mental, emotional, and physical health benefits. Benefits include: Reducing the intensity of negative feelings and speeding up emotional recovery. Improving mood…Details
Harms experienced by hospitality workers: how can we monitor and help support them to promote resilience and wellbeing?
PsychMed works predominantly in the psychology space, but we are always looking at ways to innovate our services and promote good mental health and wellbeing in the community by trying new things and expanding into different spaces. As such, you’ll now find a remedial massage therapist at our clinic in Gilles Plains. Remedial massage is…Details
PsychMed has been awarded Adelaide PHN’s 2020 Primary Health Care Award for “Outstanding achievement in health promotion and early intervention services during COVID-19”. This year’s recognition focused on providers and practices who went above and beyond to support their communities throughout the pandemic. PsychMed’s strategies included awareness and healthy isolation resources for early intervention…Details
Assessment and treatment of gaming and online gambling, the latest research updates (this is being released in conjunction with the National Psychology Week).