PsychMed Clients Celebrate Their Journey Into Recovery

  Last month, almost 40 South Australians reached an important milestone on their path to recovery. They have completed the intensive phase of community-based treatment programs to recover from gambling or methamphetamine addiction. With the presence of honourable guests and their families, these patients celebrated their commitment to a life free of addiction and its…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…