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Writing your COVID worries away - (with Andrew Gan and Dr Jet)

Writing your COVID worries away - (with Andrew Gan and Dr Jet)

October 27, 2020 Dr Jan Orman
Dr Jan Orman

COVID and all its attendant inconveniences (I guess some would say “tortures”) has forced many of us to revise our personal wellbeing plans and dig out some old strategies that we haven’t used for a while. It’s also made some of us realise that many of the things that we thought were just parts of our normal life were, in fact, wellness strategies.


Telehealth Fatigue

Telehealth Fatigue

October 13, 2020 Dr Jan Orman
Dr Jan Orman

My patients are loving telehealth. They love it so much that most of them are saying they don’t want to come back to face to face consultations. You probably need to bear in mind that my patients are long-term therapy patients that I know very well.


Would learning something new wash your Acedia away?

Would learning something new wash your Acedia away?

September 29, 2020 Dr Jan Orman
Dr Jan Orman

Is Acadia running your life right now? Are you, like the solitary monks who used that term in the middle ages, suffering from the combination of boredom, frustration, agitation and lethargy that comes with physical isolation?


COVID conspiracies – should we ignore them?

COVID conspiracies – should we ignore them?

September 15, 2020 Dr Jan Orman
Dr Jan Orman

Like me, you probably spend a lot of time talking to people about how they feel about the COVID 19 pandemic, but do you talk to them about their thoughts and beliefs about it?


Helping prevent suicide among Australia's Indigenous Youth

Helping prevent suicide among Australia's Indigenous Youth

September 01, 2020 Tiarnee Schafer
Tiarnee Schafer

Suicide in Australia amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples occur at twice the rate of the general population. Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are at even greater risk, those aged 5 to 17 years, suicide is the leading cause of death for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.