Newsletter May 2019- Introducing our Good on ya Clinic

Newsletter May 2019- Introducing our Good on ya Clinic

Posted on May 30, 2019
We have seen a huge uptake on influenza vaccination this year which is great. If you have put off having your flu shot and still want one, contact us to check availability.

Turn the Corner’s entrance has had a facelift.  With the new look has also brought some changes to how you are checked in for your appointment. This has been a work in progress and is streamlining our processes to make your visit to us even better!

Read on for information about our exciting new health service Nurse Sarah is offering and an interest piece about anxiety by Dr Sameera.

 

At Turn the Corner we think having access to good quality health care is important for young people, that’s why we’re introducing the… Good on ya Clinic.

 

This service is run by our Nurse Sarah on Thursday evenings and Friday afternoons.

Services offered include:

  • Cervical screening
  • Contraception advice
  • Sexual health check ups
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Healthy lifestyle advice

People’s first visit to the Good on Ya Clinic will not be charged. Subsequent appointments are $20.00.

If you know someone aged between 17-30 that would benefit from this service, please let them know!

To book a Good on ya clinic appointment, click the link below to send us mail or call us on 1300 557 502.

 

Did you know that anxiety is the most common mental health conditions in Australia?  On average, one in three women and one in five men will experience anxiety at some stage of their life [i].

 

Anxiety is more than feeling stressed or worried. Whilst stress and anxious feelings are a common response to a stressful situation, these feelings often pass when the situation or stressor is removed. Anxiety occurs when these feelings are ongoing and start to interfere with our everyday lives.

Signs and symptoms vary for everyone but may include:

  • Feelings of nervousness or being on edge
  • Not being able to stop or control your worrying
  • Being so restless that its hard to sit still
  • Being easily annoyed or irritable
  • Feeling afraid as if something awful might happen
  • Physical symptoms such as fatigue, difficulty sleeping, muscle tension, upset stomach, sweating and difficulty breathing
  • Behavioural changes such as procrastination, avoidance, social withdrawal and difficulty making decisions

There are different types of anxiety and symptoms can often be accompanied by feelings of depression. Although anxiety is common, it is important to seek help as the sooner you get support, the more likely you are to recover[ii].

Visiting your GP is an excellent first step in your road to recovery, we can assist by:

  • Making a diagnosis
  • Checking for physical health problems or medications that may be contributing
  • Arranging a Mental Health Treatment Plan to allow you to claim Medicare rebates for psychological treatment
  • Providing counselling
  • Prescribing medication if appropriate
  • Referring to a psychologist or psychiatrist if required

[i] Black Dog Institute https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/

[ii] Beyond Blue https://www.beyondblue.org.au/

Dr Sameera Bhayat has a special interest in caring for her patients’ mental well-being. She has additional training in providing psychological strategies and acceptance and commitment therapy to help tailor her patients’ care.