Health

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Tips to manage stress

Learning to handle stress in healthy ways is very important. Fortunately, it is easy to learn simple techniques that help. These include recognising and changing the behaviour that contributes to stress, as well as techniques for reducing stress. The following tips can help you look after your mind and body, and reduce stress and its…


Intervention

In psychological terms, interventions describe actions or therapies undertaken to bring about positive change in behaviour, thoughts or feelings.  Once a difficulty, disorder or developmental issue has been recognised, a psychologist would recommend a proven ‘intervention’ – course of action or activity.  For example, for children with autism this might be a particular focus on…


Psychologist

Psychologists are university-educated experts in human behaviour, emotions and mental processes. They work with people across the lifespan to help individuals to improve their lives.  Psychologists work in a vast range of settings including hospitals, community settings, private practice, correctional facilities, schools, the defence forces, research centres, government departments and organisations. Psychologists have a minimum…


Comorbidity

Co-morbid refers to co-existing health or mental health conditions being experienced by one person. Many health conditions occur together, for example, a person with diabetes might also experience depression, or a person suffering anxiety might also have substance abuse issues. It is important to recognise co-morbidity so that this can be taken into consideration in developing…