This page is designed to provide resources for clinicians and doctors of mental health services. The following resources have been compiled by us, based on knowledge we've obtained from various therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, just to name a few. We'll also keep adding to this page as we create more resources. For more detail on how to present these resources to clients please refer to the individual summaries below.
If you are referring to these resources for personal use, please keep in mind that these resources are purely informational. They are not intended as a replacement for psychological diagnosis, assessment, and treatment. They're tools that can help provide useful suggestions in maintaining psychological wellbeing. For ongoing support it is recommended that you seek guidance from a qualified clinician or physician.
Melbourne Wellbeing Group expresses permission for these documents to be used by mental health clinicians and doctors within the context of mental health treatment. For our full disclaimer please click here.
Swallowing Awareness Day
Around one million Australians have a swallowing difficulty. Swallowing difficulty (known as Dysphagia) is any problem with sucking, swallowing, drinking, chewing, eating, controlling saliva, taking medication, or protecting the lungs from food and drink ‘going the wrong way’. It can be a problem with keeping the lips closed so that food, liquid or saliva doesn’t dribble out. Sometimes, the first sign of a swallowing problem is coughing, gagging or choking when eating and drinking. Swallowing problems can mean food, drinks or saliva gets into the lungs and this can cause lung infections (pneumonia). For more information on swallowing and problems with swallowing download the info sheet here. For help with swallowing problems - our team of Speech Pathologists can help. To book an appointment click here. (Information sourced from Speech Pathology Australia).
what is ocd?
Ms Stephanie Fung - Psychologist shares her insights into what OCD is and how best to treat OCD.
i need to get some sleep!
Dr Jodie Thomas - Clinical Psychologist here at Melbourne Wellbeing Group shares her top 10 tips on how to get a good night's sleep.
Mindfulness in your daily routine
Ms Pippin Rigby-Day - Psychologist here at Melbourne Wellbeing Group talks about ways to bring Mindfulness into your daily routine as an alternative and informal method of practising mindfulness as opposed to the formal method of meditation.
your 6-step guide to supporting your loved one
Providing support for a loved one who is experiencing mental health issues, no matter their age, can be a daunting process. Our free E-Book contains six easy to follow steps to help you get started with regards to being a support for your loved one as they go through treatment.
This handout is based on principles from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). It provides a set of questions that clients can ask themselves when feeling distressed. This technique of challenging or questioning unhelpful thoughts can help shift perspective, which can then influence mood for the better.
What to do when you're having a panic attack
This resources is based on one of our blog posts. Our suggestion is to recommend that you read over it a few times and practice it even when you don't need it, because chances are, if you don't practice, then come panic attack time, you won't remember it. If you practice, then you increase your chances of accessing this information in your mind because it will be familiar to you.
international autism awareness - april 2nd
Autism affects 1 in every 68 children, and 1 in 42 are boys. Girls are a lot more difficult to detect since they are known to pick up on social cues and mimic learnt behaviours more easily than boys. Autism Spectrum Australia has put together useful tip sheets on what to look out for as well as some information on how to cope in certain situations. We've provided links for these below. If you are concerned about your child or know of someone who is concerned about their child, then please get in touch with us as we can provide assistance. To get in touch with us, visit our Contact page.
bullying. No Way!
Bullying is not ok but sadly many young people still experience bullying every single day. The campaign against bullying is run every year by the Safe and Supportive School Communities Group. They've put together several amazing resources to help manage bullying. For more information download the tip sheet by clicking the link or head over to their website here.