Have your chronic illness taken over your life and caused anxiety, depression, or disconnection?
Are you tired of all the doctors’ appointments, new medications and their side effects?
Do you feel overwhelmed, out of control and worry about your future and how you might manage your health condition (and your thoughts and feelings about it)?
You should know you are not alone.
Chronic illnesses are long lasting conditions with persistent impact on our quality of life. The eight major groups of chronic conditions commonly reported are: cancer, chronic pain, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, asthma, obstructive pulmonary disease and mental health conditions. More than 11 million of Australians (50%) reported having 1 of 8 chronic illnesses. This means that millions of Australians just like you are suffering from serious, life altering signs and symptoms, and they need help to heal and recover.
Dealing with chronic diseases could bring up a full realm of challenges you never expected to face. You might have believed that you would be able to count on your body and your health. But with a recently diagnosed condition and the daily struggles involved in managing it are wearing you down.
So if these describe you…
- You struggle with any of these concerns and it is negative impacting on your life
- Chronic pain
- Chronic fatigue
- Health anxiety
- You want to discover ways to balance the demands of your health with work and family life.
- You’d like professional help to get in touch with things that really matter to you so that you can continue to remain positive through difficult, challenging moments
- You want to create a happier, more connected, meaningful and enriching life
Here at Mind Health Collective, we provide in person or online telehealth sessions to support individuals and couples who are looking to make meaning of this new aspect of their life. Health Counseling helps you learn to cope with your illness and its symptoms, address the thoughts, feelings and behaviours as well as the social and spiritual aspects of chronic illness, and give you the tools you need to thrive, not just survive, and live a full life.