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Posted on 12 April, 2023 at 1:30

The Journey of Becoming a Psychologist

Written by Jodi Cheverton (April 2023)

The path to becoming a psychologist can certainly feel challenging and

overwhelming at times but that’s what makes the rewarding moments all the

better. I am currently in the final year of my undergraduate degree, meaning I

am halfway through my academic journey to becoming a psychologist. 

Choosing a career path or field to go down can be daunting, as most of us

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Posted on 2 April, 2023 at 18:45

Post Natal Depression

Written by Alana Lawson (March 2023)

Becoming a parent can be one the biggest rewards of one’s life, and yet one of the biggest adjustments to our sense of identity and how we see ourselves. Often there is a lot of hype prior to having a baby where we celebrate this next chapter through baby showers and various social celebrations with family and friends. Underneath the surface however, approximately 1 in 6 women struggle with symptoms of de...

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Posted on 21 March, 2023 at 18:25

A question of Resilience

Written by an Anonymous Client (March 2023)

Resilience is something that is quite often inadequately referenced during times of adversity, or even to

describe the way someone has traversed a challenging event/s.

However, the origin of resilience its rarely discussed.

Below are a series of questions to challenge the way we understand resilience.


Are we born with it?

There is a strong case to support thi...

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Posted on 26 February, 2023 at 19:20

Written by Lara Patty (February 2023)

Valentine's Day


Valentine’s Day, the day of the year we associate with love and romance, seems to generate

strong reactions. Some embrace the theme and use the day as an opportunity to show

appreciation for their loved ones, while others view the day as a meaningless, consumer-

driven event. As someone who tends to traverse the cynical realm, I have often found myself

within the latter camp. Th...

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Posted on 22 February, 2023 at 20:15

Written by Chloe Bartle (February 2023)

Life of a working student

As a working student at The Mood and Mind Centre, I am able to gain valuable experience

that helps me grow both personally and professionally. I am in my final year of studying for a

Bachelor of Business and a Bachelor of Psychological Science. By working as a receptionist

in a psychology clinic I am able to see the logistics behind the scenes.

I believe that everyday of wo...

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New Year Intention - Mindfulness: What it is & what it is not

Posted on 26 January, 2023 at 4:25

Written by Mirinda Smith (January 2023)

New Year Intention - Mindfulness: What it is & what it is not


The New Year can be a beautiful time to reflect upon the year that was and ask yourself what you want to create more of in the year to come. I’m personally a fan of new year's intentions rather than resolutions. An intention has the space for flexibility and is rooted in the sentiment of growth and evolution rather than changing and fixing (which can ...

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Behind the Scenes at The Mood & Mind Centre

Posted on 8 December, 2022 at 17:15

 Written by Grettchen Hopkins (December 2022)

Behind the Scenes at The Mood & Mind Centre

The role of our receptionists and administration team at the Mood & Mind Centre, I can only best compare to that of a duck on the lake. Welcoming clients with a warm smile and a cup of tea (or cold w...

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The Benefits of Group Therapy

Posted on 18 August, 2022 at 4:40

Written by Eve South (August 2022)

What is Group Therapy?


Group Therapy is a form of psychotherapy which involves the gathering of multiple clients and one or more therapists. This form of treatment can be found in a variety of settings, including but not limited to hospitals, community centres and private practice. Group Therapy is commonly used alongside Individual Therapy, however it can also be attended in isolation. Each group program...

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Depression in later life

Posted on 15 August, 2022 at 3:45

Written by Nejla Regis (August 2022)


Geriatric depression or depression in older adults occurs more commonly than we think, and it does not discriminate based on gender or ethnicity. However, a crucial point to note is the prevalence of geriatric depression is higher among those with physical or cognitive impairment, such as reduced mobility and dementia. Other factors include retirement, loss of a loved one, and economic instability. So how can we help a population group ...

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Mindfulness for the Whole Family

Posted on 1 June, 2021 at 22:40

Written by Jessica Parker (May 2021) 

Mindfulness is the practice of purposely focusing your attention on the present moment and accepting it without judgment. Mindfulness is now being examined scientifically and has been found to be a key element in stress reduction and overall happiness. Mindfulness has so many benefits to both physical and mental health, one researcher went as far as to say that he believes the practise of daily mindfulness will be seen as important ...

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