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Excluding Children from School can Trigger Long Term Psychological Difficulties

Posted by admin 3:48 am, 11 September 2017

Suspension and expulsion are regular methods for managing behavioural (and at times emotional) problems in the school environment. A recent study of 5000 school-aged children, their parents and teachers found that children who have been excluded from school even for just 1-2 days (most often through...

Shared Custody Reduces Stress for Children

Posted by admin 3:47 am, 11 September 2017

A recent study in Sweden of 807 children from different living environments found that children living in shared parental custody arrangements reported significantly less stress than children living with only one parent. These results continued to be significant when controlling for conflict between...

The Importance of a Good Night Sleep for Children and Adolescents

Posted by admin 4:54 am, 11 June 2016

It is well established that sleep is important for an individual’s physiological, cognitive and psychological (emotional and behavioural) functioning. That is, inadequate sleep has been found consistently to increase emotional and behavioural problems including depression, anxiety and behavioural...

A Tough Day at Home with my 4 Year Old- it happens to all of us.

Posted by admin 4:20 am, 4 April 2016

I am writing this blog today while winding down from a behaviourally challenging morning with my 4 year old. It is certainly one of our tougher days, not only for her and for me but also for my friend and her daughter who had the pleasure of seeing these moments and also for my baby who wanted to...

Major Depressive Disorders and Increased Risk of Suicide

Posted by admin 12:31 am, 10 March 2016

The Sydney Morning Herald today featured an article on the significant rise in suicide rates in Australia over the past 12 months. 12 per 100,000 people in 2014 committed suicide that is the highest level in 13 years. There has been a significant rise (50%) in suicide of women aged 15-24 years and...

Understanding and Managing Stress

Posted by admin 3:26 am, 18 January 2016

Stress is something that most of us experience at times. It is often described as feeling overloaded, tense and worried or wound-up.

Due to perceived or actual stressful demands, our nervous system gets activated (flight or fight response) and releases adrenalin and cortisol hormones into...

Managing the Christmas Period

Posted by admin 2:46 am, 16 December 2015

Christmas can be a challenging time for many of our clients so we thought we would put a list of recommendations together to help you enjoy the Christmas break.

1. Schedule in some plans: One of the most experienced symptoms of depressed mood is a reduction in interest and enjoyment of activities....

How to Be More Grateful – It Will Improve Your Happiness!

Posted by admin 2:33 am, 24 November 2015

With the mounting number of stressors in our lives it is understandable that we are vulnerable to being goal oriented and committed to working towards new material possessions for ourselves. We have an increased tendency to ruminating about the past and worrying about the future with a detrimental...

How to move on: do you need to let go first? By Mary Lamia, Ph.D.

Posted by admin 3:59 am, 4 November 2015

Maybe you’ve considered pursuing a new relationship. However, how can you move on if you’re still obsessing about your last relationship or distressed over what will never be? Thus, you may assume you’re just not ready for someone new because you haven’t let go of the previous relationship.



Posted by admin 4:12 am, 26 October 2015

Our need for connection and love is just as fundamental as our need for food, water, and shelter,” writes clinical psychologist Lee H. Coleman, Ph.D, in his book Depression: A Guide for The Newly Diagnosed. So when you’re struggling with depression — or any mental illness, condition or concern...