National Psychology Week

16 Nov 2016

CRANAplus Bush Sup­port Ser­vices host­ed the first of three events on 9/11/2016 to cel­e­brate Nation­al Psy­chol­o­gy Week.

The morn­ing tea was held at Dor­ri­go Youth Clin­ic (NSW).

BSS is the only nation­al psy­chol­o­gist-only ser­vice to rur­al and remote health work­ers. As such, BSS was delight­ed once again to sup­port Nation­al Psy­chol­o­gy Week by pro­vid­ing a unique infor­ma­tion giv­ing and net­work­ing oppor­tu­ni­ty to a range of health work­ers includ­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tives from fel­low psy­chol­o­gists, art ther­a­pist, GPs and the local hos­pi­tal. Two fur­ther events are planned in Ade­laide and Broome. 

The CRANAplus team from the Ade­laide office, as well as some of our local Mem­bers enjoy morn­ing tea and dis­cus­sions on mindfulness.

Psy­chol­o­gy Week is an annu­al APS ini­tia­tive that aims to increase pub­lic aware­ness of how psy­chol­o­gy can help peo­ple and com­mu­ni­ties lead health­i­er, hap­pi­er and more mean­ing­ful lives. 

In 2016 the Aus­tralian Psy­cho­log­i­cal Soci­ety intro­duces the Com­pass for Life, a cam­paign that will help Aus­tralians mea­sure and improve their hap­pi­ness and well­be­ing by pro­mot­ing Ways to thrive.

Research from the field of pos­i­tive psy­chol­o­gy has shown that five key pil­lars (pos­i­tive emo­tions, engage­ment, rela­tion­ships, mean­ing and accom­plish­ment) under­pin our psy­cho­log­i­cal well­be­ing, and by focus­ing on these aspects of life we can improve our health, hap­pi­ness and sat­is­fac­tion with life. 

Dur­ing #psy­ch­week, the Aus­tralian Psy­cho­log­i­cal Soci­ety will mea­sure Aus­tralians well­be­ing and life sat­is­fac­tion to see how they are far­ing and offer strate­gies — #waystothrive — to help Aus­tralians build their own well­be­ing toolkit. 

Annu­al­ly hun­dreds of #psy­ch­week events are host­ed across Aus­tralia. Again in 2016, the APS invites its mem­bers and the pub­lic to host and par­tic­i­pate in events that bring psy­chol­o­gy to the com­mu­ni­ty, and to share their #waystothrive via events and social media. 

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