Psychological evidence back marriage equality

12 steps to take after ‘yes’ vote

The ‘yes’ vote in the marriage equality postal vote confirms that the Australian community supports marriage equality.  The survey result also sends the message to LGBTQI+ young people, adults and families that they are accepted in Australian society, that their love, relationships and families are valid and that they belong. Beyond the celebration, many LGBTQI+…


Meditation is one way of managing stress.

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…


Role modeling accepting attitudes and behaviours helps to fight racism.

Tips for addressing racism

Psychological research shows that racist attitudes and behaviours are learned but equally you can combat racism by role modeling tolerance and positively influencing the people around you.


Shield kids from watching too much TV coverage

Tips for protecting children from conflict & terror

Extensive media coverage of violence, conflict, terror and war in the international community, and here in Australia, means that many children will be aware of world events and the possibility of violence close to home. Children often cannot easily understand time and place. They may experience events as concrete and local and profoundly personal and emotional,…