Grab the Bull by the Balls

Men are notoriously good at keeping their personal problems bottled up. Sure, they’ll have brag about their footy skills, or complain about the boss, but when it comes to more serious issues like mental health, many believe the best cure is to ignore the problem. This way of thinking will hopefully be turned around thanks […]

Volunteering – Soul Food

I recently volunteered for the Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation, at one of their weekend camps. I feel compelled to share my experience, and encourage others to get involved in volunteering (if you are not already!). The ‘Kookaburra Kids’ foundation runs camps and fun days for kids and teens living in families affected by mental illness. […]

Why Get Help from a Clinical Psychologist

Every once in awhile we find ourselves overwhelmed by challenging aspects of our day to day lives. And there is no shame in admitting that we may need help to sort through our problems. As a Clinical Psychologist, I can’t stress enough the benefits you will gain by seeking professional support from someone who has […]

Parent-Teen Misunderstandings

Teenagers and their parents can sometimes feel like they’re from different planets. With so many expectations and desires from both sides, getting along can seem near impossible. The good news is, almost everyone has experienced this at some point, and this article is going to try and address some of these issues. Arguments are a […]

Introducing Noni Jervis, Clinical Psychology Registrar

I am very excited to have been given this opportunity to join Life and Mind Psychology. I am registered as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and am a member of the Australian Psychological Society. I completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology at the University of Sydney and then went […]

Hello My Name Is …. Anxiety

As I scrolled through a general health form questionnaire at the doctors recently, I felt unnerved. For a moment I thought “I hope I am not asked about my psychological health, otherwise I might have to write that from time to time I struggle with ‘Anxiety’”. As a Clinical Psychologist, I constantly educate people that […]