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What is Trauma?

Mental Health | Psychology

When something particularly scary or sad happens to you, this is described as trauma. However, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is not the only mental health concern that is related to traumatic events.  Irritability, fearfulness, and low mood are common symptoms after trauma. A range of mental health problems, addictive behaviours, and unhealthy coping strategies can also occur...

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What is Reflective Functioning?

Mental Health | Psychology

Reflective functioning can also be called mentalization or mindsight. Difficulties in reflective functioning are common in a range of mental health conditions. Particularly those that are related to traumatic events. Reflective functioning means the ability to think about our own thoughts and the thoughts of others. This is a skill that is important for everyone...

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What is Attachment and Attachment Theory?

Psychology | Relationships

The term attachment is used to describe close relationships. Attachment describes the bond that develops between an infant and their primary caregiver, often their mother.  However, it can also be applied to romantic relationships as well. Attachment is important to understand in terms of mental health. If people do not have good relationships, particularly early in life,...

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What is Telehealth?

Mental Health | Psychology

What is Telehealth? Telehealth means that a client and a health practitioner conduct their appointments using video, phone, or online chat, rather than in person. Telehealth is still a relatively new idea. Advances in technology, which let us easily and confidentially connect to each other, has made telehealth possible. The research around the use of Telehealth for psychological...

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What is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy?

Mental Health | Psychology

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, also commonly knows as CBT, is the name for a group of techniques and skills which a psychologist can use to help you to learn. Cognitive means your thoughts or thinking, and behaviour is what you do to act on those thoughts. CBT is a ‘talk therapy’, where your sessions with your...

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