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Feeling overwhelmed? Easy ways to calm down

It’s common to feel overwhelmed at times, to reach a point where you feel like everything is getting to be too much. It can be difficult to work out why you’re feeling so hopeless. Sometimes the feeling of being overwhelmed doesn’t come from the tasks themselves, but from the mental clutter that occupies our minds. Remember, nothing lasts forever.  

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How to prioritise your Mental Health

October is Mental Health Month and today is World Mental Health Day. Did you know that 1 in 5 Australians are affected by mental illness, yet many don’t seek help because of stigma? The World Health Organisation has warned that mental ill-health will be the biggest burden of disease in developed countries by 2030. 

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Karen Booth, Quest psychotherapist

Difficulties and challenges early on in life led Quest psychotherapist, Karen Booth into counselling where she worked through childhood trauma and an eating disorder. Karen became a Registered Nurse when she was 19 before deciding her future lay in becoming a counsellor and helping others the way she had been helped.