20th June – World Refugee Day

Today 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. Statistics from the Refugee Council of Australia indicate Australia has resettled or permanently protected 18,750 refugees in the last year and over 900,000 since 1947. Sadly, there…

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The health benefits of writing a journal and how to get started

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…

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New Remedial Massage Services

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…

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PsychMed wins 2020 Primary Health Care Award

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…

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Guided Meditation

General Guided Meditation Guided Meditation – Brick Wall Guided Meditation – Fortress Guided Meditation – Pain Management

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Psychology Facts to Psych You Out – Part 3

It’s that time again – the blog post where we get our weird and wonderful (but evidence-based) geek on. Did you know any of these funky facts? Stress can be a good thing. According to the Yerkes-Dodson law there’s an empirical relationship between performance and arousal. This means there’s an optimal level of stress related…

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The NDIS, PsychMed, and You

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is designed to support individuals with disabilities to reach their goals and integrate with their community while giving them autonomy over who they work with. Mental health support can be instrumental in working towards personal, social, and emotional wellbeing. It is well documented that mental health conditions, like depression…

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International Day of Charity – 5th September

The International Day of Charity was created by the United Nations to raise awareness for the benefits of individual and commercial volunteering and philanthropic efforts. The 5th September was chosen to commemorate the anniversary of Mother Teresa’s passing – a fitting date considering she dedicated her life to helping others. PsychMed works closely with the…

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