Are you managing the psychosocial risks in your workplace? 

As of April this year, a new Code of Practice and Regulation, Managing the risk of psychosocial hazards at work, was applied to all workplaces covered by the Work Health and Safety Act 2011. The new level of legislation is intended to create psychologically healthy and safe workplaces. While this move is primarily geared to […]

New Years resolutions and how to avoid falling off.

Kim spoke to Pat Panetta about setting New Years resolutions and how to avoid falling off. Picking little things to support your overall goal will help you succeed. It takes time to change habits, particularly long term embedded behaviours. Reward the baby steps, but make sure they don’t undo your progress!

How do you make New Years resolutions stick?

Psychologist Kim Cullen chats to Monika Cos about why 80% of us abandon our New Years resolutions by February. Relying on our good intentions alone isn’t enough. Setting realistic and clear resolutions will increase the likelihood that you’ll stick to them. You’ll see a lot more success making small daily or weekly changes rather than making one […]

Family dynamics and Christmas.

Kim spoke to Allan and Carly on Hit about family dynamics at Christmas, and how to ease what can be a very painful time for many people.

Can you see mental illness?

It’s often said that you can see physical illness but you can’t see mental illness. But while you can’t see the cause of mental illness you can see the signs that someone is suffering. Kim spoke to Bill Woods on 2GB during Mental Health Month (October). “Look for social withdrawal, poor concentration, prolonged sadness, changes […]

How to pick a Psychologist

So, you’re going through a difficult time, things are getting on top of you, and you’ve decided to get professional help from a psychologist. Good on you! It takes enormous courage to reach out and you’ve just taken the first step. Where do you go from here though? Do you know how to access a […]

How to beat 5 common stress triggers

Stress is your body’s fight or flight reaction and it kicks in when you believe life’s demands outweigh your ability to cope. And when it continues to build, ‘distressing’ can get tricky. Kim Cullen spoke to The House of Wellness about common triggers and how to deal with them.

Courage under fire

As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, stories emerge of the bravery demonstrated by citizens who are choosing to fight back. From a safe distance, we see civilians collectively take up arms, individuals who stand in front of tanks and one determined Ukraine women offering sunflower seeds to a Russian soldier, stating “so flowers will grow […]