Dr Padmini Howpage

Dr Padmini Howpage

Psychiatrist and Psycho-geriatrician (Bilingual – Sinhalese & English)
Therapy is akin to a delicate dance between two individuals, each bringing their unique perspectives and experiences to the floor. As the therapist, I come equipped with my professional skills to guide and support my patient through their distress. It requires patience, empathy, and a willingness to explore the depths of one’s emotions. Yet, crafting this tapestry of healing is no easy feat. At the end, it is incredibly rewarding and uplifting.

Dr. Padmini Howpage is a distinguished psychiatrist renowned for her extensive clinical expertise and unwavering commitment to community well-being. With a wealth of experience in mental health and disorders, she possesses a unique ability to connect with individuals of all ages, ensuring that everyone receives the utmost care and attention. Since 2006, Dr. Howpage has served as the Clinical Director of Mind Connections Specialist Health Services, leading a team of experts dedicated to achieving excellence in mental health care. 

Dr. Howpage’s commitment to community-based volunteer programs is commendable, as evidenced by her leadership roles in key organisations such as the Mind Connections Charity Foundation and the Women’s Shed Hills Shire. As a compassionate community leader, Dr. Howpage established innovative, sustainable programs including the acclaimed Pawsitive Steps Mind, Doggy and Spirit Festival and the Connect2life Suicide Prevention program. Her remarkable contributions have earned her prestigious accolades, including the 2019 Woman of the West award from Western Sydney University and as a finalist Citizen of the Year awards 2019, 2020, and 2024 from the Hills Shire Council.

Beyond her clinical work, Dr. Howpage is an accomplished author and educator, known for her books “Mindful Coco” and “7 Magic Minutes for Today,” which promote the benefits of mindfulness in everyday life.

Dr. Howpage’s exemplary journey in both professional and volunteer endeavors, coupled with her unique blend of expertise, compassion, and dedication, make her an invaluable asset to the medical field and society at large.

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Dr Howpage is the author of two books, “Mindful Coco” and “7 Magic Moments for Today.” Her pet dog Coco, and her patients inspired her to write these books.

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