Career Transition: Using Values to Navigate a Career Change

Career Transition: Using Values to Navigate a Career Change

Disclaimer – this blog is for education and information purposes only. It does not constitute individual advice. The information contained in this post may not be applicable or appropriate for everyone. If you need support, consider seeking individualised support. Have you ever wondered “is this it?” about your career? If you’re a successful professional feeling…

How to choose a mental health professional: Understanding Your Options

How to choose a mental health professional: Understanding Your Options

Disclaimer – this blog is for education and information purposes only. It does not constitute individual advice. The information contained in this post may not be applicable or appropriate for everyone. If you need support, consider seeking individualised support from a qualified health professional. Choosing someone to support you with your mental health can be…

Friend or foe? Understanding Performance Anxiety

Friend or foe? Understanding Performance Anxiety

Disclaimer – this blog is for education and information purposes only. It does not constitute individual advice. The information contained in this post may not be applicable or appropriate for everyone. If you think performance anxiety is impacting you, consider seeking individualised support from a qualified health professional. It’s common to experience some nerves or…

5 Signs of High-Functioning Depression

5 Signs of High-Functioning Depression

High-functioning depression (HFD) is common for people working in high-paced, demanding jobs. We usually hear a lot about depression, but high-functioning depression may look a little different and may impact people in different ways. What is Depression? Depression is more than just feeling down. Depression is characterised by excessive and persistent sadness, and can lead…

Navigating the New Year Blues

Navigating the New Year Blues

The return to work struggle Is returning to work after your Christmas break a bit of a struggle? You’re not alone! During our break, we become accustomed to letting our minds wander as we engage in relaxing and pleasurable activities. Returning to work means focus, concentration, and often waking up earlier. Shifting our minds from…

Managing End of Year Burnout

Managing End of Year Burnout

What is burnout? Experiencing stress is a normal part of life. Stress occurs in response to demanding situations and can provide us with the extra boost we need to meet the demands of a situation. Prolonged or chronic stress may lead to Burnout. Burnout is a feeling of extreme exhaustion that can impact people’s thoughts,…

Perfectly Imperfect: Understanding the Drive for Perfection

Perfectly Imperfect: Understanding the Drive for Perfection

What is perfectionism Perfectionism can be considered to be a combination of thoughts and behaviours which drive people to relentlessly strive for “perfection” in different areas of their life. The perfectionist assesses their self-worth (and at times, the worth of others) based largely on their performance and achievement. At the same time, they often assess…

The Depressed perfectionist: learn how to break free from the cycle of depression

The Depressed perfectionist: learn how to break free from the cycle of depression

What is Depression Depression can be categorised by low mood, reduced motivation, and withdrawal from previously pleasurable activities. People with depression might experience a change in their appetite, changes in their sleep, headaches and find it difficult to engage with other people. There are a range of factors which may lead to someone experiencing depression…

Worrying about what other people think: 3 tips to deal with this common problem

Worrying about what other people think: 3 tips to deal with this common problem

Worry, Worry, Worry Worrying about what other people think or feel toward us is common. In small doses this worry can be helpful. After all, being mindful of others is a trait that enables us to work successfully in groups. However, for those of us who worry excessively about other people’s perceptions it may be…

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