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This post includes self-care tips and psychological first aid for disaster workers and volunteers. The information was extracted from the New Zealand Ministry of Health's comprehensive "Coping with Stress Factsheets" webpage, developed in response to the recent Christchurch earthquake. Psychological first aid Remember there is no right or wrong way to feel ... Read More

Author: Derek Botha  Discourses on anorexia nervosa have ranged from its origins in religious practices of female self-starvation, to the presently constituted female phenomenon informed by psycho-medical ideas. These discourses have created the dominant understandings and knowledge of anorexia nervosa, a milieu that males enter whilst dealing with anorexia nervosa. These taken-for-granted ... Read More

Dilemma Involving Self-Harm

Chantelle is 14 and in foster care. Chantelle was removed from her parents’ care at the age of seven and has since had several foster placements. Her last care arrangement ended, one month ago, when her foster family relocated interstate. Child protection workers have found a new foster placement for ... Read More

Job Opportunity for Counsellors

The Norfolk Island Hospital Enterprise - Generalist Counsellor The Norfolk Island Hospital Enterprise is seeking an experienced, qualified Generalist Counsellor for the community of Norfolk Island. This position is responsible for providing counselling, education, and support services to the 1700 residents of the Island and some 35,000 visitors. Areas of expertise ... Read More

A month ago I stepped on a sharp pointed tooth pick which went between my toes and awkwardly sat in my foot until I yelled at my partner in a slightly hysterical voice, that he should do something about it. The hero that he is, he quickly came to my ... Read More

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