Upcoming Events

April 30, 2014 News Comments Off on Upcoming Events

MAY 29th is PTSD Awareness Day in Western Australia. Come along and meet up with us and collect information about PTSD and the seminar to be held on Friday 26th June at the State Library.


Men, Women & Grief

April 30, 2014 Health Comments Off on Men, Women & Grief

Did you know that Women and Men grieve differently?

Everyone grieves in their own particular and individual way, it is a very personal time and how we cope or don’t cope will affect us differently. We are probably more aware of how women grieve as they are so much more public with their feelings. But if men are to be adequately and appropriately supported, we need to understand how their way of grieving often differs from that of women.

Women and Grief

Women are usually very good at seeking support for themselves and supporting each other. They tend to relieve their emotional pain through open expression of it, and verbalising it in the company of others. When women encounter difficulties with grieving, it is more often not because they don’t accommodate the emotional experience of grief, but because they pay to little attention to the tasks, challenges, and practicalities of restoration: attending to life changes,



April 30, 2014 Health Comments Off on Insomnia

Warning Signs of a Problem with Insomnia

Tick all the signs that are familiar

Difficulty staying asleep
Waking up too early at the end of a sleep period
Difficulty getting back to sleep after waking
Feeling worried, annoyed, frustrated, anxious or angry at bedtime or while lying in bed trying to go to sleep
Racing thought when trying to go to sleep or when waking in the nightcup of tea
Feeling physically or mentally tired during the day
Your sleep has been disturbed for 3 or more days per week for at least a month
Sleep disturbance is causing you significant personal distress or interferes with your social life or ability to work


Invisible Wounds Service PTSD Awareness Day – Last Friday in May

April 30, 2014 News Comments Off on Invisible Wounds Service PTSD Awareness Day – Last Friday in May

“Western Australians will observe ‘Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day’ annually on the last Friday of May, after a motion from WA Labor was supported in the WA Parliament. A motion was introduced into Parliament last week, by WA Labor’s spokesperson for Veterans’ Issues Peter Watson. Yesterday it won the support of the WA Parliament. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental disorder that affects many Western Australians who have experienced a traumatic event. It is particularly prevalent among current and former defence veterans, police officers, ambulance officers and emergency services personnel. This has been a great victory for PTSD sufferers and their families, who have campaigned for a designated day to raise awareness of PTSD for some time. We hope this recognition will go some way to removing some of the negative stigmas associated with PTSD. I congratulate the Partners of Veterans Association of WA and other affected groups for their tireless efforts and Peter Watson for driving this cause in the Parliament..”

– Mark McGowan | Leader of the Opposition, WA Parliament



April 29, 2014 Health Comments Off on PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a set of mental health symptoms that can develop in someone who has experienced a traumatic event. While anyone can develop PTSD after a traumatic event, not everyone does.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a set of mental health symptoms that occur after someone has experienced a traumatic event. Not all people who are exposed to a traumatic event will develop mental health problems, most will recover with few or no symptoms. For those that do PTSD will affect some, while others may develop other issues such as anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. Children may also develop separation anxiety, phobias, and other behavioural problems such as oppositional behaviour.


Hello world!

April 29, 2014 News Comments Off on Hello world!

Welcome to our new website! We’ve got lots in store for you coming up and we welcome your ideas for articles, content and more.  What would you like to see on here? Recipes and Fun Facts? More Health News? Relevant Articles? You name it we will deliver! 🙂 If you …