Media & News

Deborah Costa, Dr Rickie Elliott and Vicki Mansfield published in the World Infant Mental Health journal

The Hummingbird Centre's "Get Wet for Wellbeing" program appears in Volume 30 (Spring 2022) of the World Association for Infant Mental Health journal.

Dr Rickie Elliott's Podcast with Hey Soul Sista: How to Silence Your Inner Critic and Amplify Your Confidence

In this episode of Hey Soul Sista, special guest, Dr Ricki Leigh Elliot, talks about our inner critic: where it comes from, the impact that it has on our lives, how we can silence it and amplify our confidence!

Telehealth made permanent, and MBS additional sessions extended to December 2022

The additional 10 sessions under a Medicare mental health treatment plan have been extended to December 2022.  Following many months of APS advocacy, the Federal Government has announced that tehelealth will be made permanent. 

Making Mental Health a Priority - Dr Rickie Elliott Recognised in Alumni Awards 2021

Herald Article

Mentioned in this article is Rickie and Alikki's charity Hummingbird Haven.

Medicare updates for GPs using the Better Access to Mental Health Initiative - 2021

The additional 10 COVID-19 sessions resulted in further requirements for referring General Practitioners, Psychiatrists, and Paediatricians. Our experience is that it can be difficult to obtain accurate information from Medicare and The Department of Health - we are available to attend one of your GP practice meetings to talk through the changes and can also present on a topic of your choice. Please contact us on (02) 4946 0919 if you would like us to give a presentation to you and your staff.

New parents open up about their experiences during COVID-19

May 2020

Dr Rickie Elliott, Clinical Psychologist, chats to The Newcastle Herald on the pressures of being a new parent during COVID-19

New Parents in Covid

Chris Butler on Mental Health Social Workers

social workers pedestrian article

Alikki Russell interviews Kathy Steele on Dissociation

July 2019

Andreja Cavnik interviews Alikki Russell 

November 2020

The Neurofeedback Interchange Conference in Atlanta GA, USA

May 2019


In 2019 Alikki attended an invitation-only Train-the-Trainer course in Neurofeedback for Developmental Trauma by internationally renowned author and clinician Sebern Fisher. Following this, in 2020 Alikki again travelled to the USA to attend an invitation only event with experts in Neurotherapy from around the world hosted by Neurofeedback expert Ed Hamlin, and (pending travel restrictions) has again been invited to attend an invitation-only conference with Ed and Sebern in 2021.

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Mother Jumpers

11th November 2018

Dr Rickie jumped out of a plane with Mel "Sarge" Seargant to raise awareness for Perinatal Anxiety and Depression as part of COPE's Mother Jumpers fundraiser. 

Podcast: Rickie Elliott discusses how to avoid COVID Overwhelm 

March 2020

Podcast: Dr Rickie - Guest speaker on Mel Sarge's "How to build self-esteem in your kids"

May 15th, 2019

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