A one-size-fits-all approach does not work for diaspora and multicultural communities. Then what do we need to meet our mental health needs? 

Understanding mental health services in a new country can be as tricky as understanding Aussie slang for the first time! Here are tips from Bimba to help international students reach out for mental health support. 

Bimba writes about the struggles and the hopes that are a part of the unique experience of migrating to a different country, and how this intersects with our experience of mental health.

In the fast-paced world we live in, it's all too easy to rush past our achievements without taking a moment to acknowledge them. Whether big or small, recognizing and celebrating our successes can have a profound impact on our mental health and psychological resilience. Here's why taking the time to celebrate matters.

Burnout isn't just a matter of feeling tired; it's a severe threat to our mental health, and its impact can ripple through the various systems of our lives.

 This year's theme for World Mental Health Day, "Mental health is a universal human right," reminds us that mental well-being is a fundamental aspect of being human, and everyone deserves the right to good mental health. 

In therapy, we often encounter the idea of attachment when discussing relationships and our patterns of engagement in relationships. Read on to learn about how attachment styles show up in our relationships.

A common symptom of anxiety is a need for control over outcomes, which can be rooted in a fear of uncertainty and unpredictability. While the need for control over outcomes can be seen as an attempt to manage anxiety, it often has unintended effects on our relationships and how we engage with the world around us.

As therapists, we know firsthand the importance of investing in one's own mental health. Just like we prioritise our physical health by eating well and exercising, it's essential to take care of our mental well-being as well.  

For the curious or uninitiated, Bimba writes about what we really talk about in therapy. Conversations in the therapy room may begin with exploring the client’s landscape of identity, their strengths and weaknesses. It may involve exploring one’s personal and social identities, such as cultural, racial, gender, sexual orientation, and career identities.

By sharing our stories, we can help break down the stigma around seeking therapy and encourage others to prioritise their mental health, and together we can create a more supportive and understanding environment for ourselves and others.

The transition from one country to another can be challenging, and those who embark on this journey may experience a number of stressors that can affect their mental well-being.

Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by prolonged stress, and it is a common experience among healthcare professionals. However, for POC therapists, burnout is often compounded by racial trauma, microaggressions, discrimination, and systemic barriers in the workplace. 

Choosing to return to therapy after a break is an act of courage; it symbolises that like all of us, you need external support. Read on to discover six ways of re-engaging with therapy.

We know that the strongest predictor of success in therapy is the relationship between therapist and client, which helps generate empathy and understanding. This comes into play when we seek out a professional with whom we may have some overlap in identities.