Mental Health Resources 
Lifeline is not only a phone-based crisis service. Their website also contains information and self-help tools.

Beyond Blue provides information and support for people with depression and anxiety.

Psychology Tools contains useful information and tools (e.g. self-assessment questionnaires, exercises, worksheets, etc) for clients on a range of mental health issues such as anxiety, depression,

Centre for Clinical Interventions contains useful information and tools for clients and carers on a range of mental health issues: CCI 

eMHPrac is an Australian Government website providing a range of online mental health resources including brochures, factsheets, videos, webinars, modules, and more. 

Sport and Performance Psychology Resources

What is Sport Psychology and How Can it Help? A short talk by renowned sport psychologist Martin Haggar:

The Centre for Performance Psychology is a USA Universities initiative that offers free online resources to coaches, parents, athletes, and performers:

The Association for Applied Sport Psychology is a USA site that contains some useful information for athletes on key sport psychology techniques.

The Nine Mental Skills of successful athletes. An overview of nine key mental skills successful athletes typically use. 

Here is copy of the 9 mental skills questionnaire which you can complete yourself to assess your strengths and weaknesses.

Pain Management Resources

Pain Management Network from the Agency for Clinical Innovation contains information and strategies for managing chronic pain. 

Pain Australia website contains lots of referral information, pain management links, and pain management strategies. 

 The Australian Pain Society website has lots of information, links to services in Australia, and pain management strategies. 

Pain Health is an initiative of the WA Government and the University of Western Australia. It contains information, referral services, and management strategies for a range of chronic pain conditions. 

Here is  a video of the 2018 Koadlow Lecture by Prof Lorimer Mosely on latest understanding of chronic pain and ways to manage it. 


Media reports of research by Dr Cathcart and colleagues.

Research publications by Dr Cathcart and colleagues.

A Garrick, AS Mak, S Cathcart, PC Winwood, AB Bakker, K Lushington (2018) Non‐Work Time Activities Predicting Teachers’ Work‐Related Fatigue and Engagement: An Effort‐Recovery Approach Australian Psychologist 53 (3), 243-252

Snowden, M & Cathcart, S. (2018) Neural mechanisms of empathic responding: A transcranial Direct Current Stimulation study. Social Neuroscience 13:2 190-201 DOI: 10.1080/17470919.2016.1273133

Flood, A, G Waddington, S Cathcart (2017) Examining the relationship between endogenous pain modulation capacity and endurance exercise performance Research in Sports Medicine, 1-13

Flood, A, G Waddington, K Thompson, S, Cathcart, S. (2017) Increased conditioned pain modulation in athletes Journal of sports sciences 35 (11), 1066-1072

Flood, A, G Waddington, RJ Keegan, KG Thompson, S Cathcart (2017). The effects of elevated pain inhibition on endurance exercise performance PeerJ 5, e3028

A Garrick, AS Mak, S Cathcart, PC Winwood, AB Bakker, K Lushington (2017) Teachers’ priorities for change in Australian schools to support staff well-being The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher 26 (3-4), 117-126

Flood, A., Waddington, G., & Cathcart, S. (2016). High-definion transcranial direct current stimulation enhances conditioned pain modulation in healthy volunteers: a randomized trial. The Journal of Pain, 17(5), 600-605.

Sillick, W. J., Stevens, B. A., & Cathcart, S. (2016) Religiosity and happiness: A comparison of the happiness levels between the religious and the nonreligious. The Journal of Happiness & Well-Being, 4(1), 115-127

Garrick, A., Winwood, P. C., Mak, A. S., Cathcart, S., Bakker, A. B., & Lushington, K. (2015). Prevalence and Organisational Factors of Psychological Injury Among Australian School Teachers. Australasian Journal of Organisational Psychology, 7, e5.

Cathcart, S., Galatis, N., Immink, M., Proeve, M., Petkov, J. (2014) Brief mindfulness-based meditation for chronic tension-type headache: A randomized controlled trial. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy 42:1;1-15.

Cathcart, S. (2014) Mindfulness training for chronic joint pain. Alternative and Complementary Therapies 20 (4), 219-220

Cathcart, S. McGregor, M. & Groundwater, E. (2014) Mindfulness and flow in elite athletes. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology 8 (2), 119 – 141

Cathcart, S. (2014) Where are we at with stress and headache? Austin J Psychiatry Behav Sci. 1 (3), 2-3

Garrick, A., Mak, A., Cathcart, S., Winwood, P., Bakker, A & Lushington, K. (2014) Psychosocial safety climate moderates the effects of daily job demands and recovery on fatigue and work engagement. Journal of occupational and organizational psychology 87 (4), 694-714

Sillick W & Cathcart S (2014). The mediating role of purpose in life in the relationship between religiosity and happiness. Mental Health, Religion & Culture 17 (5), 494-507

Della-Vedova, C. Cathcart, S. Dohnalek, A., Immink, M. & Hayball, J. (2013) Peripheral interleukin-1 Beta and Interleukin-18 levels are elevated in Chronic Tension-Type Headache. Pain Research & Management 18(6)301-306.

Cathcart, S., Barone, V., Immink, M., Proeve, M. (2013) Mindfulness training does not reduce generalized hyperalgesia in chronic headache. Journal of Pain Management 6(3)217-221.

Cathcart, S., Della-Vedova, C., Immink, M., Proeve, M & Hayball, J. (2013) Mindfulness training does not reduce inflammatory cytokine levels in chronic tension type headache. Journal of Pain Management 6(3)235-238.

Cathcart, S. & Bhullar, N. (2012) Pain sensitivity mediates the relationship between stress and headache intensity in Chronic Tension-Type Headache. Pain Research & Management 17(6):377-380.

Cathcart, S., Winefield A.H., Lushington, K. & Rolan, P. (2010) Stress and tension-type headache mechanisms. Cephalalgia 30(10): 1250-1267.

Cathcart, S., Winefield A.H., Lushington, K. & Rolan, P. (2010) Noxious inhibition of temporal summation is impaired in tension-type headache. Headache 50(3):403-412.

Cathcart, S., Petkov, J., Winefield A.H., Lushington, K. & Rolan, P. (2010) Central mechanisms of stress-induced headache. Cephalalgia 30(3): 285-295.

Cathcart, S., Winefield A.H., Rolan, P. & Lushington, K. (2009) Reliability of temporal summation and diffuse noxious inhibitory controls. Pain Research & Management 14(6): 433-438.

Cathcart, S. (2009) A neural hypothesis for stress-induced headache. Medical Hypotheses 73: 1011-1013.

Cathcart, S., Winefield A.H., Lushington, K. & Rolan, P. (2009) Effect of mental stress on cold pain in chronic tension-type headache sufferers. Journal of Headache and Pain 10 (5): 367-373.

Cathcart, S., Petkov, J. & Pritchard, D. (2008) Effects of induced stress on experimental pain sensitivity in Chronic Tension-Type Headache sufferers. European Journal of Neurology 15 (6): 552-558.

Cathcart, S. & Pritchard, D. (2008) Daily hassles and pain sensitivity in Chronic Tension-Type Headache Sufferers. Stress and Health 24 (2); 123-127.

Cathcart, S. & Pritchard, D. (2006) Reliability of pain threshold measurement in young adults. Journal of Headache and Pain 7 (1) 21-26

Materazzo, F. Cathcart, S. & Pritchard, D. (2001) Anger, depression and coping interactions in headache activity and adjustment: A controlled study. Journal of Psychosomatic Research 49 (1) 69-75

Sachdev, P. Smith, J.S.. & Cathcart, S. (2001) Schizophrenia-like psychosis following traumatic brain injury: A chart-based descriptive and case control study. Psychosomatic Medicine 31: 231-239.

Sachdev, P. Brodaty, H. Cheang, D. & Cathcart, S. (2000) Hippocampus and amygdala volumes in elderly schizophrenic patients as assessed by magnetic resonance imaging. Psychiatry & Clinical Neuroscience 54 (1) 105-112

Cathcart, S. & Materazzo, F. (1999) Headache interference as a function of affect and coping: An artificial neural network analysis. Headache 39 (4); 270-274.

Cathcart, S. & Pritchard, D. (1999) Time series analysis of general arousal and headache activity in the natural environment. Headache 39 (3);213-217

Sachdev, P. Cathcart, S. Shnier, R. & Brodaty, H. (1999) The reliability and validity of signal hyperintensities on MRI by visual inspection and computerized measurement. Psychiatry Research 92:103-105.

Sachdev, P. Saharov, T. & Cathcart, S. (1999) The preventative role of antioxidants (Selegiline and vitamin E) in a rat model of dyskinesia. Biological Psychiatry 46:1672-1681

Sachdev, P. Brodaty, H. Rose, N. & Cathcart, S. (1999) Schizophrenia with onset after age 50 years: II Neurological, neuropsychological and MRI investigation. British Journal of Psychiatry 175:416-421

Cathcart, S. & Pritchard, D. (1998) Relationships between arousal related moods and episodic tension type headache: A biopsychological study. Headache 38 (3); 214-221


Cathcart, S., Della-Vedova, C., Immink, M., Proeve, M & Hayball, J. Mindfulness training for chronic headache. In Merrick J, Aspler S, Morad M, eds (2013) Disability and chronic disease. New York: Nova Science.


Cathcart, S. Multi-disciplinary treatment of chronic headache. Invited topical session presentation at the Australian Pain Society Annual Conference, Canberra, March 2013

Rumore, A.J.,Waddington, G. & Cathcart, S. Assessing the Influence of Chronic Neck Pain on Postural Sway Using a Smart Phone - Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) National Conference 2013 - "New Moves?. Melbourne, Victoria. 17 – 20 October 2013.

Garrick, A., Winwood, P., Mak, A., Cathcart, S., Bakker, A., & Lushington, K. (2013). Prevalence of psychological injury amongst Australian school teachers, and the impact of school factors. Book of Abstracts of the Inaugural APS Health Psychology (p.24), April 5 – 6, Cairns, Australia.

Swift, J, Ridding, M, Cathcart, S, Rolan, P. The efficacy of transcranial direct current stimulation in chronic headache – Background and clinical trial design. Poster presentation at the Australian Pain Society annual scientific meeting, Adelaide 2012

Cathcart, S. Stress and Headache Mechanisms. Presentation at the University of Canberra Faculty of Health Clinic Pain Symposium, Canberra 2011.

Dohnalek, A., Cathcart, S. Immink, M. & Hayball, J. & Della-Vedova, C. Immune function in a human model of chronic pain. Poster presentation for the Pain and Anaesthesia Research Clinic, Seminar Series, Royal Adelaide Hospital 2011.

Cathcart, S. (2008). Pain sensitivity following induced stress in headache sufferers. Proceedings of the 43rd Annual APS Conference, Hobart, 101 – 104.

Bonham, J, Cathcart, S, Petkov, J & Lumb, P, (2006), 'Safety in Numbers: A Strategy for Cycling', Australasian Transport Research Forum 2006, ATRF, 1-9, Queensland, The 29th Australasian Transport Research Forum.