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They’re being called ‘Generation Covid’. They’re the young Australians who have seen their plans, hopes and dreams shattered because of the global pandemic. And, they’re struggling to cope with the rising anxiety. For the past three months, researchers at Swinburne University have been surveying people across Australia,...

Ok so we are nearly at the end of the year. You have worked hard all year, you may even feel like you have been running non-stop for the last few weeks. Now the kids are home and they are starting to relax after an...

When you listen to people speak about their lives there is often a strange discord between how they treat others, and how they treat themselves. We may be loving and forgiving with our family and friends, but judgmental and punitive with ourselves. This can be...

The Christmas season is wonderful. There is so much to do and see – from light adorned houses, to Santa and his helpers – it’s no surprise that our kids love it. But sometimes, often in fact, the Christmas season can become really overwhelming. There is...

Have you tried weight loss diets and had minimal or no success? You’re definitely not alone. There are countless diets on offer, and new ones appear each day, however the evidence shows that dieting for weight loss is rarely successful. Here at Young Minds Health...

Schizophrenia Awareness Week is held every year in May and is an important time to bring awareness to the challenges posed by this condition and break the stigma associated with Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a condition that affects the normal functioning of the brain, interfering with...

Kids grow up so fast. One day they are toddlers clutching your hand as you cross the street, the next they are smart and responsible, and looking for more independence. Leaving your child home alone is a big step in independence for kids and should be...

Everyone has struggled to fall asleep or stay asleep at some point in their lives. Whether it was from worry (the night before a big exam, or a job interview) or from stress (problems at work or with kids) or those times when you just...

Vocabulary is simply the words of a language. When we talk about a particular child’s vocabulary we are generally talking about the words that they understand (called receptive vocabulary) and produce (called expressive vocabulary). Your child’s vocabulary supports their ability to communicate their thoughts, feelings, perspectives,...

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