PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT FOR BETTER MENTAL HEALTH
Mental illness is common in our society. Each year it affects one in five people. However mental health issues are commonly misunderstood and can also be unfairly stigmatized. Mental health conditions tend to interfere with our quality of life as well as our relationships and our interactions in the workforce.
Our professionals at Era Health can help to identify problem areas and offer effective treatment for a wide variety of mental health conditions resulting in improved overall health and wellbeing.
Anxiety related disorders are among the most common mental health conditions and can impact on sleep, focus and engagement in life. They include generalized anxiety disorder, social phobia or social anxiety, panic disorder, agoraphobia, specific phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and post traumatic stress disorder.
Treatment varies according to the condition and the person being treated. Anxiety can be treated by a psychologist using a variety of approaches that include cognitive behavior therapy, relaxation interventions, mindfulness and hypnosis. Severe anxiety may need the addition of medication.
Depression is the most commonly seen disorder in the developed world. At Era Health our professionals are able to treat the various forms of depression with the aim of reducing or eliminating the debilitating symptoms that can interfere with every day life.
As with anxiety, treatment approaches included cognitive behaviour therapy, mindfulness etc with medication for those when the condition is severe.
LIFE TRANSITIONS/ADJUSTMENT ISSUES
We all experience change at different times in our life. These can involve our relationships, health, our career, our roles, ageing, relocation or being retrenched to name a few. Adjusting to new roles or situations can be stressful and can often tax our ability to cope.
At Era Health we can assist you to come to terms with difficult and challenging change and help you to adjust to your new circumstances.
Everyone has the right to have a working environment that is free from harassment and abuse, free from unwelcome and unreasonable behaviour from others. Bullying can be an extremely damaging behaviour that impacts many people in the workplace. In part it includes feeling intimidated, belittled, humiliated, degraded and excluded. Bullying may be subtle or overt but the effects can still be extremely harmful. If this is occurring in your workplace it is important to seek assistance. You can receive the psychological support you need at Era Health.
COPING WITH ILLNESS
Coping with the stresses and strains that illness places upon you is difficult. Some people become depressed and anxious with others employ less than helpful strategies to escape their fears and anxieties.
Era Health mental health specialists can help you deal with illness in yourself and in other people. They can also support people who are dealing with a terminal illness. Such help can improve your life and that of those around you.
GRIEF AND LOSS
There are times and circumstances in our life when we may face intense and painful feelings as a result of loss. In particular, the death of a loved one can be devastating and produce the full range of emotions. As well, the loss of a relationship and a miscarriage are times when the pain of loss can become acute. Other times when we can experience the pain of loss include losing a job, ill health, moving house, relocation and the death of a much loved pet.
Our ability to cope with the process of grief can depend on our past experience of loss, the nature of our loss and the social support around us. If you are feeling isolated and debilitated it will help to seek support from our grief and loss counselor/psychologist to work through emotions that can sometimes feel challenging and overwhelming.
The management of pain at Era Health is treated by both a medical and a psychological approach. Pain causes stress and in turn, stress increases pain. Psychological treatment involving cognitive behavior therapy, hypnosis and mindfulness have shown to be very effective in reducing both stress and pain. This can then lead to an improvement in health and a greater ability to enjoy one’s life.
The lack of quality sleep can have wide ranging effects on many areas of our life. Fatigue affects our concentration and our ability to cope with day-to-day issues. It impacts on our relationships, job performance, our mood and our ability to handle stress to name but a few. Our psychologist can help you to identify the issues surrounding your sleep problem and develop effective strategies for improvement.
Our psychologist in Melbourne has a wide range of knowledge, experience, and success in assisting people to quit smoking. Approaches that will bring about this change to enhance your well-being include hypnosis, CBT and mindfulness.
If you have trouble relaxing, then you can book an appointment with an Era Health specialist to develop some understanding of your problem and find the best strategies for you to learn to relax both body and mind. Long-term health problems can develop when we are unable to relax.