Has someone ever come to you in a mental health crisis, and you found yourself lost for words? If so, you are not alone. Our counselling team have put their heads together to answer some frequently asked questions on this important topic.
It’s not uncommon at some point in life for a person to feel ‘stuck’ in a situation, a behaviour or a frame of mind which prevents them moving forward and living a fulfilled life, but it’s not always clear how to go about getting unstuck. That’s where a visit to a counsellor or psychologist could assist.
In an often chaotic and hurtful world, it helps to have the closeness of family and friends. Your relationships provide strength and help during these tumultuous times.
Today, with all that is going on in the world, it can be stressful to maintain a positive, upbeat attitude. You may feel the burden of difficulties weighing you down as you go about your daily life, or you could feel incredible anxiety over things that are out of your control.
During COVID-19 there were over 1,200 people street sleeping across NSW. As part of the Premiers promise to reduce street sleeping by half by 2025, a $36.1 million funding package was announced by the Department of Communities & Justice (DCJ) to fund community housing and support providers to make available 400 homes and support packages for clients who have a chronic history of experiencing homelessness across NSW.
Wyong (in the Diocese of Broken Bay) is the second highest suburb for police callouts in NSW due to domestic and family violence. And we know that 66% of domestic and family violence incidences go unreported (BOCSAR, 2020).
The SANDBAR Project was developed by young people for young people and came about via our Drug & Alcohol Youth Support Services (DAYSS) Youth Advisory Group (YAG) participants. The YAG wanted to see something that was mobile, engaging and available at youth events and in public spaces.
Did you know that roughly 45 percent of Australians will experience mental illness in some form at one point in their life? For these people, getting access to therapy services and allied health was once very challenging with many facing multiple hurdles.