Info & Resources
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all
When You 'Need to Talk' Those Difficult Conversations
It is a common occurrence to come across a plethora of articles on the internet, specifically on Google, that deal with the topic of "difficult conversations". These types of conversations can be challenging to have, as they often require us to step out of our comfort zones and approach uncomfortable topics. However, avoiding such conversations or leaving issues unresolved can lead to a wide range of negative emotions, such as resentment, blame, withdrawal, unfulfillment, and disempowerment. In this article, our aim is to provide you with some helpful strategies that can assist you in being brave and approaching these conversations with a plan. Read More
Crisis Support - When You Need Help Immediately
If you (or someone you know) are experiencing suicidal thoughts or in an urgent mental health crisis, please reach out for help immediately.
Remember part of being strong is acknowledging when to ask for help.
There are many crisis support and counselling services available in Western Australia.
For life threatening emergencies dial 000. Ambulance, Fire and Police - 24 hours, 7 days
Navigating the 'new You'
How does chronic pain affect your identity?
When we are introduced to someone new, one of the initial inquiries we make is "what do you do?" This particular question is often linked to our sense of self. However, our sense of self is much more intricate than simply our job title. It encompasses our unique experiences, including our ethnicity, gender, upbringing, attributes, personality, and how we view ourselves and how others perceive us. For those who live with chronic pain, their sense of self may be altered, and coming to terms with this can be a difficult process. Therefore, it is crucial to acknowledge and embrace your sense of self, and learn to befriend the person you see in the mirror, despite any obstacles you may encounter. Read More
Pacing Your Everyday Tasks - Slow and Steady
Dealing with pain can hinder productivity. Many people, including myself, struggle to decide whether to power through the pain or feel guilty for not being able to do enough. However, there is a more effective approach - practical pacing. This method is also known as pacing, graded or graduated activity, or mindfulness in daily life, as described in the book "Mindfulness for Health". Pacing is an evidence-based self-management technique for pain. In essence, it is about finding a way to accomplish tasks despite the pain. Read More
Antidepressants: 10 things you should know
Antidepressants are medications that can be prescribed for various reasons, such as treating certain types of anxiety or depression. It may be necessary to try multiple medications to find the one that works best for you. If one medication does not work, it does not mean that none will work. It is recommended to discuss your options with your doctor.. Read More
Pain Management Teams
It can be beneficial to seek the guidance of a pain management team to achieve the best possible outcome for your pain condition. The team consists of various healthcare professionals, tailored to the complexity of your condition. Be sure to inquire with your healthcare provider about the assistance they can offer to help you reach your goals. Read More