Caring for your mental Health

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About Us

Michelle Barratt Psychology is a Toowong and Redland Bay / Wynnum – Manly Clinical Psychology Practice, and aims to provide treatment for Caring for your mental Health in Brisbane at the highest standard. The practice places a high importance on providing assistance and care that not only aims to make clients feel safe, heard, and understood but also aims to provide efficient care that will enable clients to gain new skills that will help them in the future. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you are unsure of what you are dealing with so we can help you through the process of deciding what to do or how to schedule an appointment.Our therapeutic values are designed to assist all kids, teens, adults, couples, and families in resolving their current problems in order to achieve their long-term wellbeing.

When We Are Mentally Healthy We Can:

  • Engage with people around us positively.
  • Be able to form and maintain personal relationships in a positive/healthy manner.
  • Be able to plan, time-manage and problem-solve.
  • Implement goals and move toward them.
  • Feel a sense of achievement when we reach those goals or complete tasks and want to implement new ones.
  • Manage our emotions in conflict and negotiate with others positively.
  • Engage in activities through our week, and perhaps engage in new hobbies or want to explore the world around us.
  • Feel confident in who we are, and tend to know who we are, and engage with others around us based on that identity (called ‘High Self-Esteem’)..
  • Bounce quite quickly back from life’s challenges (called ‘resilience’).

How can we improve our mental health?

We must first become conscious of how we behave both internally and externally in order to improve our mental health. In any situation we encounter, we should consider how we feel and act, as well as how others may be viewing us. First things first :

Find a confidante you feel comfortable talking to and sharing your ideas and feelings with on a regular basis (this might be a professional, a reliable confidante, or an accountability partner).  Giving your mind “the chance to remain still” and becoming present are the initial steps in developing awareness (Meditate for at least 15 mins a day).

Tips to help you improve your mental health!

  • Find the time to exercise regularly, even if it’s 10-15 mins a day or 3 x a week.
  • Eat healthy meals, and if you are time-poor try to plan your meals.
  • Eat regularly throughout the day (breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner; if unsure see the support of a ‘dietician’ through your GP).
  • Sleep healthily: meaning you need to get approximately 7-8 hours of sleep at night and on evaluation of your sleep routine, make sure it is not disturbed sleep.
  • Spend time with friends and loved ones.
  • Develop new skills and spend time learning new fun things to do.
  • Find time to relax and absorb the last few days (to process and reflect).
  • Start up your hobbies again and if they don’t feel like fun to do anymore, find the time to start up a new hobby; don’t be afraid to explore and try new things. No one says you have to like everything you try, but exploring and trying new things could be fun.
  • Set realistic goals; meaning take one goal and break it down into smaller more manageable goals

If you are concerned about anything – seek a health practitioner to speak to who can refer you to the appropriate health professional to support you.

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