Why the term ‘social distancing’ is problematic – and how to embrace social connection

16 April 2020


With everything that’s going on in the world, it’s more crucial than ever to connect, converse and ‘click’ with others. But with the so-called ‘social distancing’ measures in place, how do we stay s ...

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How to manage anxiety in today’s unsettling world

23 March 2020


Anxiety is a normal, healthy emotion. And during COVID-19 concerns, it can actually be beneficial – helping us be more cautious of ourselves and those around us. However, when irrational thoughts, u ...

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My child finds reading a challenge. Could it be dyslexia?

4 March 2020


Your child’s reading hour is approaching. Tension begins to fill the air. And within moments, the avoidance tactics begin. Excuses, arguments, tears – and perhaps self-deprecating comments such as ‘ ...

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8 practical hints for beating the back-to-school blues

4 February 2020


Was that the sound of the bell calling them back to school after weeks of summer break? While some will be jumping for joy – ready to hit the books, see their pals and meet their teachers, others wi ...

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Explaining the NDIS – and just where psychology fits in the scheme

12 January 2020

‘How society treats its disabled is the true measure of a civilisation.’

This quote from human rights activist Chen Guancheng perfectly encapsulates our responsibility to care and provide support to ...

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Seeing the bright side: Q&A on positive psychology

5 December 2019


Positive Psychology. You’ve probably heard this enticing term bandied about, but might have little understanding of what it actually means.

It sounds positive though, right?

But it’s not just abou ...

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