A warm welcome to The LifeWise Centre
At The LifeWise Centre, we offer highly skilled psychologists who will work with you to help in dealing well with your life. Our team of caring professionals create a respectful and safe environment where you can be sure that your confidentiality will be guarded well.
Our offices are in Maitland and Warners Bay. We provide counselling for depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, pain management, grief and loss, eating disorders, sexual assault, relationships, parenting and various other issues. We are accredited with NDIS and experienced in working with NDIS clients.
We are here to help you during the COVID-19 period
The LifeWise Centre team are still able to provide psychological services to you during the current lockdown.
Our telehealth services are easy to use, our friendly staff are happy to assist you to set up access to our Zoom video appointments or arrange a phone call.
If there is any help or advice we can provide during this very difficult and often stressful time please call our offices on 49320432 and we will do our very best to assist you.
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We offer counselling for individuals and couples – children, adolescents & adults to help with managing when life becomes difficult.
Assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Difficulties, IQ/Ability for children and adults.
Helping to improve well-being and to improve productivity. Providing confidential assistance in difficult times – with work and personal life.
Worried about your children’s exposure to the floods? The article in the link below has some helpful tips.
The following link to a recent article might be interesting to anyone who is looking to understand and/or learn more about anxiety.
Thought for the day…
Talking to children about personal safety is important, NAPLAN have provided the following ideas for parents and caregivers:
- Help children to identify trusted adults (both within the family and outside) they can talk to, if they are worried, upset, or don’t feel safe. Make a list with them and add adults that you trust to the list.
- Remind children that they can talk to you or a trusted adult about anything, no matter how big or small their worry might be.
- Talk to children about how they know when they feel safe or unsafe. Help them to listen to their early warning signs (how their body feels), and to trust their feelings and instincts.
- Use everyday activities (such as preparing meals, going for walks, playing and shopping) as opportunities for conversation. If children are used to having conversation then it can make it easier to talk when tricky issues come up.
- Be open to talking about all kinds of feelings including anger, joy, frustration, fear and anxiety. This helps kids develop “feelings vocabulary”.
- Show children that they can respond sensitively to negative emotions as well as positive emotions when they express their sadness, anger, embarrassment or fear.
- Don’t rush into problem-solving. Your child might just want to listen, and to know that their feelings and point of view matter to someone.
Please contact the Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511 or Maitland Hospital on 4939 2000 or the Mater Hospital on 4033 5000.