Tag Archives: depression

Need help finding a psychologist in Canberra for Depression

By 21 August, 2013

Hello.
My GP has advised me to chat to a psychologist for help with depression + anxiety issues.
The psychologist the GP referred is unable to see me due to age restrictions so I am looking for other alternatives.
I found an old article on this site from 3 years ago, so am hoping people [...]

New service aims to spot signs of depression early

By 30 July, 2013

Beyondblue are starting up a new program named NewAccess reports ABC News.
The goal of NewAccess is to help people identify the signs of depression early and seek help before their condition worsens, thus creating more problems for themselves and other support services.
CEO of Beyondblue Kate Carnell claims the new service which is due to start [...]

MoodGYM and Bluepages good for more than just depression

By 2 July, 2012

ANU is letting it be known that their MoodGYM and BluePages depression treatment websites are actually working and also help with drinking.
Dr Lou Farrer, from the ANU Centre for Mental Health Research, part of the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, trialled the effectiveness of online programs MoodGYM and BluePages with users of Lifeline’s [...]

Black Dog Ride 2012

By 19 June, 2012

[ 18 August, 2012; 8:30 am; ]

If you feel like a challenge and enjoy the adventure of the open road, then you’ll love this awesome ride. Commencing on August 18, riders from all around Australia are heading to the Red Centre to raise community awareness of depression and suicide prevention. The final leg of the journey on [...]

Rathbone Reveals All

By 31 January, 2012

Former rugby star, Clyde Rathbone, has written an honest and heart felt piece about his battle with depression.
The following was posted on his Facebook wall earlier today, he told me he was happy for it to be distributed.
“Sometimes we have to take risks, be terrified and do it anyway. Julian Smith wrote this: http://inoveryourhead.net/100-tips-about-life/ so I [...]

Kate Carnell moves on to beyondblue

By 23 January, 2012

Beyondblue has announced they’ve taken on former Chief Minister of the ACT Kate Carnell as their Chief Executive Officer:
Chairman Jeff Kennett said rarely can a community, not-for-profit organisation attract to its leadership position a person of such outstanding qualifications as Ms Carnell.
Ms Carnell is a highly-respected person, having been Chief Minister of the Australian [...]

Online therapy for depression?

By 1 December, 2011

ANU has announced some success with their MoodGYM and BluePages online programs treating depression:
Dr Lou Farrer, from the ANU Centre for Mental Health Research (CMHR), trialled the effectiveness of online programs MoodGYM and BluePages when used in conjunction with telephone counselling services provided by Lifeline.
Dr Farrer said there was an immediate drop in symptoms of [...]

Black Dog Ride

By 21 July, 2011

Perth motorcycle rider Steve Andrews has invited fellow riders from all over Australia to join him in this year’s Black Dog Ride to raise awareness of depression and support for the Black Dog Institute in Sydney.
Read the whole story at blackdogride.com.au
Last year three riders from Canberra signed up for the ride. I actually made it [...]

Draw that Beast

By 7 April, 2011

A local Canberrean speaks about Draw that Beast, a online art project on depression…

Good psychologist / psychiatrist in Canberra?

By 29 September, 2010

Can anyone recommend a good psychologist for depression / relationship issues?
And a good psychiatrist for depression / emotional issues?
Thank you very much for your time.

A chat with Min Mae about the Tableaux Vivant

By 20 August, 2008

Interviewing Min Mae at The Front in Lyneham was perhaps not the wisest choice of locale I’ve ever made.
A cavalcade of passers-by required hugs, or at least air-kisses from her, which made for an intriguing afternoon.
The thirty something single mother has earned herself a fearsome reputation in the local arts community since she decided [...]

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