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    [post_content] => In these unprecedented times we’re all trying to adjust to a ‘new normal,’ and these adjustments can impact our mental health. The prevalence of stress - and distress - born from uncertainty is well documented. Many wait until they are at ‘breaking point’ before accessing a psychologist’s services. It’s our collective responsibility to remove the stigma around seeking support from a psychologist, and mental health disorders.

 

While the process of obtaining psychological support is tailored to each individual, common reasons people seek support include:
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 	<li>Lack of direction</li>
 	<li>Assessments and ongoing interventions around social, educational or occupational difficulties</li>
 	<li>Relationship difficulties</li>
 	<li>Memory or cognitive concerns</li>
 	<li>Mood or behaviour problems</li>
 	<li>Grief and loss</li>
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Psychological services offer a safe space to receive clinical advice from an expert as you work toward your mental health and wellbeing goals. <a href="https://humanityhealthgroup.com.au/">Humanity Health Group</a> provides a variety of support including individual assessments and interventions, group programs and workplace programs delivered via face-to-face and digital platforms. Receiving psychological support produces a plethora of positive outcomes, including:
<ul>
 	<li>A better understanding of the presenting problem and how to manage it</li>
 	<li>Improved/strengthened coping responses</li>
 	<li>Effective problem solving and decision making</li>
 	<li>Insights into the link between thinking, feeling and behaviour</li>
 	<li>Development of strategies that break unhealthy cycles</li>
 	<li>Self-efficacy and confidence</li>
 	<li>Clarity about values and goals</li>
 	<li>Effective skills in managing distress</li>
 	<li>Improved communication with others</li>
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Psychologists work in many settings including private practice, community agencies, hospitals, aged care facilities, schools and correctional facilities. To access a psychologist, we recommend speaking with your GP. You can find psychologists near you by searching online or via location tools such as the <a href="https://www.psychology.org.au/for-the-public/about-psychology/how-to-access-a-psychologist">APS Find a Psychologist Service</a> and Health Direct Service Finder (Psychology). You may have access to a psychologist through your workplace under an Employee Assistance Program.

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Like most health or stress problems, the earlier you seek intervention the better. Mental and emotional health problems are part of the overall wellbeing spectrum - start a conversation today, and receive the support you need.

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Seeing a Physiotherapist enables us to stay agile, active and pain free. How can we turn everyday physiotherapy exercises into something exciting that even the kids want to get involved in?

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Often working as part of a multidisciplinary team, Physiotherapists help clients maximise quality of life in the areas of health promotion, prevention, assessment, treatment, intervention and rehabilitation.

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During trying times it can be difficult to schedule appointments, and even harder to remain enthused at the thought of managing health and wellbeing needs. While this feeling is normal, it’s important that patients maintain and perform their prescribed exercises. Here are some fun, creative and entertaining ways to bring your physiotherapy sessions to life at home.

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 	<li><strong>Adding music. </strong>Music helps us get up, get moving and get active. It can help with movement, rhythm and relaxation when it comes to concentrating on certain tasks. <a href="https://healthtimes.com.au/hub/physiotherapy/8/practice/hw/music-therapy-and-physiotherapy-a-powerful-pair/3535/">Senior Physiotherapist and Director of MD Health</a>, Michael Dermansky, identifies that playing background during sessions can create a more positive and lively environment when performing exercises.</li>
 	<li><strong>Turn exercises into a game</strong>. Looking to incorporate exercises and stretches? A game of twister or creating an obstacle course can help you meet these objectives while having fun. Obstacle courses improve gross motor skills (such as balance, strength and coordination)  whilebeing an active and engaging task.</li>
 	<li><strong>Use props or toys</strong>. Integrating props, toys or accessories you have at home can be an easy way to make physiotherapy exercises more exciting/challenging. For example, throwing and catching a ball whilst standing on one leg can help improve balance.</li>
 	<li><strong>Take it outside</strong>. Outdoor exercise can provide some of the best, natural health benefits to our body and mind, including reducing stress and ill mental health and improving mood and self-esteem.</li>
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It’s important we take care of ourselves and commit to our health and wellbeing. By changing the ways we perform physiotherapy exercises, we remain engaged and allow ourselves to incorporate them into our daily lives.

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Want to learn more about how a Physiotherapist can support you or a loved one? Our highly-experienced team are here to help - discover more below:

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 	<li><a href="https://thebetterhealthgeneration.com.au/our-brands/care-squared/">Care Squared</a> - Physiotherapists supporting NDIS participants aged 13 - 65 years.</li>
 	<li><a href="https://caresquaredkids.com.au/">Care Squared Kids</a> - Physiotherapists supporting NDIS participants aged 0 - 12 years.</li>
 	<li><a href="https://acceleratehealth.com.au/">Accelerate Health</a> - Physiotherapists supporting clients in the convenience of a general practice environment.</li>
 	<li><a href="http://www.generationcare.com.au">Generation Care</a> - Physiotherapists supporting older Australians.</li>
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