Mental Health

Podcast Episodes

#88 Protecting physical health in people with mental illness with Dr Joe Firth, PhD

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#81 Health coaching in practice with Kim Poyner, practice nurse & Simon Matthews, psychologist

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#79 Positive psychology with Dr Tim Sharp, aka Dr Happy

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#71 Acceptance and commitment therapy with Prof Bruce Arroll, GP

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#66 Prescribing happiness with Dr Darren Morton, PhD

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#48 Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) with Therrie Rosenvald, psychologist

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#36 Asperger’s Syndrome with Prof Tony Atwood, PhD

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#25 Mindfulness in clinical practice with A/Prof Craig Hassed, GP

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#23 Mental health skills with Dr Johanna Lynch, GP

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#19 Concepts around youth mental health with Dr Chris Ganora, GP

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#16 Food and mood with Prof Felice Jacka

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Online Resources

Centre for Clinical Interventions: Psychological therapy, research, professional training & resources

Excellent free information handouts, worksheets and workbooks for a variety of mental health conditions from anxiety to interpersonal problems.

The space between self-esteem and self-compassion: TED talk by Kristin Neff

Duke University religious-integrated CBT manuals

A brief video on grief – the ball in a box analogy: YouTube

The sushi train metaphor – acceptance & commitment therapy: YouTube

Black Dog Institute (Aus): Enabling mentally healthier lives through innovations in science, medicine, education, public policy and knowledge translation.

Headspace.org.au: mental health resources

aspm.org.au: Australian Society for Psychological Medicine

PsychologyTools.com: evidence-based psychology tools for mental health professionals

ReachOut.com: Australia’s leading online mental health organisation for young people and their parents

The School of Life – a global organisation helping people lead more fulfilled lives: Website | YouTube

The Blurt Foundation – increasing awareness and understanding of depression: Website

Books

Mind over Mood, Dennis Greenberger, PhD

Discover simple yet powerful steps you can take to overcome emotional distress–and feel happier, calmer, and more confident. This life-changing book has already helped more than 1,100,000 readers use cognitive-behavioral therapy–one of today’s most effective forms of psychotherapy–to conquer depression, anxiety, panic attacks, anger, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, eating disorders, substance abuse, and relationship problems.

Apps

Calm Harm: App Store | Google Play

Calm Harm provides tasks that help patients resist or manage the urge to self harm.

PTSD Coach Australia: App Store | Google Play

Free. An app that helps people understand and manage the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Based on the latest scientific understandings of PTSD, the app was modified from the US Department of Veteran Affairs app of the same name.

Online Courses

beacon 2.0: Mental health online courses comparison website (free account required)

THIS WAY UP

MindSpot Clinic

MoodGym

The Brave Program (for children/teenagers)

The Lift Project

Black Dog Institute: myCompass

Mindfulness for wellbeing a peak performance: free course

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) professional training 2019

Food & Mood

A free course for improving mental health through diet and nutrition

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