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 some psychological services in both our offices in Maitland and Warners Bay. In addition to those services we are offering telehealth services to people who would prefer their consultations by video or phone.
You can feel confident that we are taking precautions to protect you and your family against the spread of COVID-19. In particular we ask all our clients NOT to attend our offices if they or anyone in their household have any cold and/or flu symptoms, and to only come to our offices if they had made an appointment. We are taking cleanliness precautions throughout the day both for our offices and our staff.
Everyone who comes to our Centres will have their temperature taken before entry, and if they seem unwell, our friendly staff will request that they seek suitable medical assistance and offer them telehealth services while they are unwell or isolated.
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.
We are currently experiencing intermittent telephone issues. If you are unable to contact us by phone we offer the following options:
- Email us to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone us again a little later
- Use the enquiry screen at the bottom of this page
We thank you for your patience and understanding.
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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.
Talking to kids about COVID-19
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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.