Outback Futures

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My First Appointment

Jan 17, 2023

If you haven’t connected with a psychologist or counsellor before, you might be a little unsure what to expect in your first appointment. To help you prepare and feel at ease, here’s a heads up on what you might chat about during the session. A typical session will include three…

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Feeling connected with others at Christmas

Nov 1, 2022

Connection is good for our wellbeing any time of year, but for most of us feeling connected to others is an important part of Christmas.

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Understanding self harm for parents and carers

Oct 2, 2022

When someone we know is self harming, or we suspect someone may be harming themselves, it can be challenging to know the best way to support them. The first step is understanding self harm is and accessing the strategies, tools and support that’s available.

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Stronger Relationships: Navigating life with your family 

Sep 29, 2022

Build confidence in dealing with the changes of childhood, create stronger relationships and positively influence your family’s problem-solving skills. With 17 effective strategies this free, self-paced and all online course can help your family to connect and bond more closely. Developed by child psychologists using current clinical research, you can…

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Fear-Less: Managing anxiety and building resilience

Sep 29, 2022

Grow your understanding of anxiety, establish what’s in your control, and help your children to manage their emotions when stressed.

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Positive Parenting Program

Sep 29, 2022

The Positive Parenting Program is driven by over 35 years of research in Australia and around the world. Triple P offers practical, research-based information to help parents and carers with a range of child development stages. These highly tested and effective strategies are freely available to families seeking ways to help their children develop and thrive in all stages of life.

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Look Out Check In Speak Up

Sep 7, 2022

When someone’s sick or injured we usually know whether we need a band aid (look out), a trip to the doctor (check in), or a call to 000 (speak up). However, many of us aren’t as confident when it comes to mental health and wellbeing. The good news is the more…

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It’s OK to seek help

Aug 18, 2022

“The thing I’d like people to know, especially if you’re a male, is it’s okay to seek help,” says Dave*, an ordinary outback Aussie bloke who struggled through years of depression and anxiety. “The first step is by far the toughest step that you’ll have to take.” “It’s not always…

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Telehealth overcomes depression and loneliness

Aug 18, 2022

Long time Central West Queensland resident Julie* came to Outback Futures, referred by the local nurse navigator with symptoms of long term depression. Julie was over 70 years of age, living on her own in a small remote community, and expressed feelings of extreme loneliness. She had trouble leaving the…

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Just one thing

Jun 6, 2022

It’s easy for us to feel overwhelmed by life…just one thing may help you. Our days can be full of choices, decisions, responsibilities and options…Phew! When we get overwhelmed we can feel stuck and struggle to see things clearly and with perspective, so here’s a simple activity that can help…

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