How to get your kids back into the classroom with a smile – after lockdown

19 June 2020

A Q&A on school refusal with Dr Peter Kyriakoulis

The pandemic has taken its toll on everyone – even our smallest members of society. So it’s understandable if your child isn’t over the moon about heading back to school. Whether they’re just used ...

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Sensible hygiene practices – or OCD? It’s a fine line.

26 May 2020

As we’re in the midst of a pandemic (which by their very nature are health-related), we’re being continually told to practise good hygiene. But there is a fine line between ‘good’ hygiene practises and ‘obsessive’ ones. So how do you know where ...

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Telehealth and children: everything parents need to know about virtual counselling

6 May 2020

While telehealth has been around for some years, it’s certainly new to many of our clients during this time of social distancing. And while it can take some getting used to – for children in particular – we’ve seen some very positive ...

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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 social?

Social distancing needs a rebrand

We’ve been told the best ...

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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, unrealistic and unsubstantiated fears or chronic stress and anxiety begin to ...

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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 ‘but you know I’m not good at reading’ and ‘I’m just not smart ...

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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 will be less than impressed. For ...

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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 people with a disability.

Enter the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The NDIS has been a ground-breaking change to the ...

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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 about thinking happy thoughts. Or keeping your chin up 100% of the time.

If you’re curious ...

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How to support your loved one with Borderline Personality Disorder

4 November 2019

If someone close to you has Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), you’ll be familiar with the complex and distressing nature of this mental illness.

BPD is one of the most commonly misunderstood mental illnesses. It’s often misdiagnosed as ADHD, Bipolar Disorder or PTSD. And ...

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