Insight

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Knowledge is valuable, and we’re in the business of bettering people. You’re welcome to tap into what we know and experience as professionals. Join the conversation with us. Share, educate and be better.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 Dr Andrea Furst

May 24th, 2020

There’s nothing quite like leaving things to the last minute. The energy that’s created to ‘get it done’ is pretty addictive (those of you who know this feeling will be smiling now). It’s Mental Health Awareness Week. In 2020 it takes place from 18-24 May. The theme is kindness. So, I am going to be […]

Options to see us under Telehealth Kai Morris

April 19th, 2020

As you may recall, last week we released an article outlining our virtual options in the face of COVID-19. The government has just released further Medicare funding to support Telehealth opportunities for clients. So, we thought we would outline your options regarding Telehealth services.   Mental Health Care Plans – COVID-19 Items The government has […]

Supporting Champions Podcast: Andrea Furst on Change and Uncertainty Dr Andrea Furst

April 10th, 2020

Supporting Champions Podcast by Dr Steve Ingham Steve is one of the UK’s leading figures in sport and one of the world’s leading performance scientists. Listen here.               Description from the podcast: In this episode I talk to Dr Andrea Furst, performance psychologist at Mental Notes. Andrea has had […]

Healthy Physical Distancing Dr Andrea Furst

March 31st, 2020

Let’s keep our minds healthy while in physical distancing.

Virtual Conversations at Mental Notes Kai Morris

March 24th, 2020

At Mental Notes we value the face-to-face work we do with our clients. However, the nature of our work means that our clients are often travelling or competing interstate or overseas. As much as we would love to travel with all our clients to make sure we have face-to-face sessions, it is not practical. We […]

Key tips for responding to COVID-19 Kai Morris

March 19th, 2020

1. Focus on what you can control All of us will eventually deal with the effects of COVID-19 in some form, whether that be the illness itself or the disruption it has caused on society. When we are faced with this kind of event, it is natural to experience fear and anxiety. They are normal […]

Running Is My Therapy Dr Andrea Furst

February 27th, 2019

As part of the aim to write more regularly it makes sense that reading and sharing the good reads as well as the lessons with you more regularly fits into this category. Running is my therapy by Scott Douglas is one of several books I’ve read recently. I saw it on the shelf in the […]

It’s Individual… Dr Andrea Furst

October 8th, 2018

To kick off our refreshed new look, it was time to put some thoughts into a blog… I started my career with ambitions of filling my days working with elite athletes on an international stage. Now I do. This is not a “well done Andrea” moment – quite the contrary. It means more than ever […]

Why Your Child is Not Thriving and How to Turn it Around Dr Jay-Lee Nair

October 14th, 2016

Social research in Asia suggests that our kids are under more pressure than ever, and the negative consequences are very real. A recent prospectus study of Hong Kong schools anxiety revealed that 3 in 10 students in secondary school and 1 in 5 primary school aged children suffer from anxiety. One of the most underestimated […]

Sleep: Your Secret Weapon Mental Notes

May 19th, 2016

Want to gain an extra edge over your competitors?  Want to perform better?  Then you need to get more sleep! Sleep is a powerful and often underestimated tool that can lead to noticeable changes in performance. Unfortunately, as a society we value not sleeping and celebrate those who can do a lot of work on […]