Category: Websites

The Healthy Relationships Website

The Healthy Relationships website is expanding.  I now have a regular ‘gig’ on the site talking about friendships and relationships,  and we’re adding to the site regularly .  Take a look  and, as always give us your feedback. Vicki

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Meditation- My Smiling Mind

Have you heard of My Smiling Mind ?  It’s a web based program offering mediation practice. They state on their website that “Smiling Mind is modern meditation for young people. It’s a simple tool that gives a sense of calm, clarity and contentment.” I have recently downloaded their app to trial for a while on […]

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Positive Feelings; what can help us find and keep them …

I was reflecting recently on what in the last year really helped me when I was feeling a bit stuck, or overwhelmed and one thing that did help, was meditation. Through the Counseling Service we offer free meditation classes with Mark (one of Counsellors) and Mark has also created video tutorials on meditation, which are […]

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Re-thinking images of Mental Health- why this might be important

This is an interesting article from The ABC challenging the way the media conceptualise Mental Health in images . It’s interesting I think to consider how we view mental heath and how this may be influenced by what we hear or see through various forms of media. My observation would be that it is rare […]

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Sleep Awareness Week

Sleep is possibly one of the most under-rated ways we can improve our overall wellbeing and mental functioning. Sleepawarenessweek  is designed to promote the benefits of a good nights sleep, and raise awareness of how to improve sleep.Take a look at the site- which includes quizzes, helpful hints and resources. You might also like to take a look […]

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Public Speaking

  In my job as a counsellor I do a lot of public speaking. I learnt a lot about speaking and using power point from Garr Reynolds who writes an excellent blog called Presentation Zen. I highly recommend spending the time to review his ideas. Mark

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Curve Lurve is coming to the Uni

Come and see Curvey, the McGrath Foundation’s breast awareness caravan,  Hula hoop, get your photo taken and talk about breast awareness! Keep an eye out for Curvey on the Maths Lawn this Friday, 31 October 2014 from 11.00am. To learn more about Curvey, visit    

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The Power of Introverts

For those of you interested in the review of ‘Quiet’ posted recently, here is the link to Susan Cain’s TED talk and her website. Follow what is happening in ‘the quiet revolution’! (here‘s the earlier post if you missed it)   The photo was taken by Benjamin Hayton who went on exchange to Pitzer College, […]

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