Women's Mental Health

Women face a range of distinct mental health challenges, stemming from societal norms, gender disparities, body perception, motherhood, upbringing, and personal history. These challenges can result in feelings of inadequacy, self-questioning, and anxiety. Moreover, they can be further complicated by the social stigma surrounding seeking assistance, creating a cycle of isolation and inner turmoil.

Women often put others first. But when it comes to mental health, it’s important to prioritise your own needs and speak up when you need support.

Compared to men, women experience some mental health conditions at higher frequencies. Approximately 1 in 6 women in Australia will experience depression, and 1 in 3 women will grapple with anxiety during their lifetimes. Additionally, women experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and eating disorders at higher rates than men.

Depression and anxiety can affect women at any time in their life but there is an increased chance during pregnancy and the year after childbirth. As many as 1 in 10 women face depression while pregnant, and 1 in 6 women battle depression during the first year postpartum.

At Eucalyptus Psychology, we recognise that seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness. Our team is experienced in addressing the specific mental health needs of women, providing a safe space where you can openly express your emotions and concerns. We understand that the journey to healing is personal and unique, and we’re committed to tailoring our approach to fit your individual needs.

Our goal is to empower women with the tools they need to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. Our therapists are here to guide you through managing anxiety and depression, enhancing communication, nurturing healthy relationships, finding effective ways to cope with stress, learning to express emotions, processing trauma, and lots more.

 

Examples of Goals for Women’s Mental Health

  • Learn to express emotions and feelings
  • Assertiveness and communication skills
  • Trauma processing
  • Anxiety and depression management
  • Healthy relationships
  • Stress coping
  • Healthy eating and body image
  • Sleep skills
  • Emotion coping

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