Gaming without a screen; a year of storytelling games

One thing I speak about with a lot of parents is how to properly navigate game time as part of a balanced lifestyle. Often parents have concerns over screen time and some of the problematic elements of online engagement – and these concerns can be valid. But there is a difficulty which arises – whatContinue reading “Gaming without a screen; a year of storytelling games”

What is: Telehealth?

Providing counselling services online seems strange at first sight, but quite convenient and feels more comfortable, and natural than you’d expect. I’m a 28 year old nerd and former FIFO worker – I am no stranger to video calls and connecting with others online. Covid-19 restrictions led to many workplaces adopting work-from-home procedures, and healthContinue reading “What is: Telehealth?”

What is: A registered health professional?

In the light of a recent scandal where a known con artist had been masquerading as a mental health professional, and providing services and workshops which enabled abuse and stigmatised at-risk individuals, I think it’s a good opportunity for us to take a moment to look at the different types of mental health worker, andContinue reading “What is: A registered health professional?”

Self-compassion – you deserve it

“Have compassion for yourself as well as others.” This #mentalhealthmonday, lets talk about self-compassion. Imagine, for a moment, that you could be as giving, caring and understanding of yourself as you are of your loved ones. Often, we can be so understanding and forgiving of others, but brutal critics of ourselves. We come to beatContinue reading “Self-compassion – you deserve it”