Where There’s A Will There’s A Way: What Therapists Should & Shouldn’t Do In Session

We can't count how many times therapists are poorly depicted in film & TV, which often gives people the wrong idea about the work we actually do with clients. A lot of the time people think that therapists are there to agree with clients & go along with whatever they like. Yes, therapists can go…

The Hard Truth About Societal Expectations of Boys & Men

Hey there SMP fam, you won’t know me because I’m a new face here, my name is Tom and I’m a Youth Worker in my late twenties. I love reading books (mostly the Fantasy genre), playing the occasional video game, and binge-watching television shows. So, in short, it’s safe to say that I’m a pretty…

What Seeing A Psychologist Is Actually Like

Recently we saw this Instagram post, it said "I think the reason people think their partners can be therapists is because they think therapy is just talking about their feelings. Therapy is a treatment plan; psychology is a science. Having someone listen to you vent is not the same as creating a plan to heal…

Why Taking Care of Your Mental Health Is Important

We often forget why taking care of our mental health is essential. I get it, you're busy trying to find your place in the world, or you've found it and don't know what to do next, so you dive into your work and don't come up for air. This article is to remind you to…

6 Tips For Seeking Mental Health Support

Sometimes seeking help for mental health issues is easier said than done. You can want the help but seeking it is the hardest part, why? Because you have to admit to yourself something is wrong and that you need help. In this article I’m going to take you through the when/where/why/how of seeking help and…

Mental Health Stigma

More now than ever mental health stigma needs to be addressed, so serious changes within society can occur. Over the weekend in Melbourne, Australia (November 9) there was a tragic turn of events where an individual stabbed three people and set a car on fire. As a result, one person died. The person responsible also…