September 26, 2019 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Boambee East Community Centre - Bruce King Drive, Boambee East

One in seven Australians will experience depression in their lifetime

One quarter of Australians will experience an anxiety condition in their lifetime

(Statstics from Beyond Blue)

Like many health conditions there are things you can do to reduce your risk of Mental Illness or manage your illness and reduce symptoms. Some include maintaining good gut and brain health, regular exercise and to facilitate psychological wellness.

At this event local health Professionals – will be sharing their top tips and knowledge on ways you can take care of yourself when experiencing mental illness or supporting a loved one who is.

Dr Gull Herzberg – General Practitioner

Gull is a GP living and working on the mid north coast of New South Wales . A disproportionately large number of patients who see him have chronic illness with symptoms of pain, chronic fatigue, cognitive dysfunction and mood disturbance, In a wide range of diagnoses, despite their  current treatment. Over the past few years patients have increasingly been asking about the use of cannabis to treat their conditions,  or at least their symptoms, especially in the light of much international experience.

Stephen Cooke – Naturopath and Nutrionist

Stephen offers some of the most advanced naturopathic care available including the latest functional pathology and testing services and cutting edge approaches in bio-medicine, digestive healing and nutritional therapies. Stephen’s consultations are supportive, positive and encouraging. His approach includes expertise in Vega testing, herbal and nutrient supplementation, energy medicines, dietary strategies, and lifestyle recommendations.

Rowena Bianchino – Psychotherapist

Rowena Bianchino is a psychotherapist, counsellor, social worker, group therapist and educator at Harbour Therapy Clinic, Coffs Harbour and is the founding clinician of Harbour Therapy Clinic. Her practice is  primarily within the existential tradition of psychotherapy, counselling and social work. This mode of practice combines psychology, with an understanding of neuroscience and life span development filtered through a philosophical lense. Existential therapy aims to clarify a client’s understanding of themselves and their life circumstances and to uncover the  purpose that propels them forward into their lives. Together as clients and therapist it is possible to explore what matters most deeply in the lives of individuals, couples, families and communities and tackle what is most problematic.


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