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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,...

We have all heard it before; ‘everything in moderation’. This is certainly true when it comes to alcohol use. While many Australians enjoy a glass of wine at a weeknight dinner or a few beers with friends on a weekend, it is important to consider...

Are you visiting a psychologist for the first time? Not sure what to expect? You are not alone! When you visit a doctor because you feel sick, say with the flu, you know what to expect from your medical appointment, and you know that eventually you...

It’s almost never a good thing when the school rings. Usually it’s a sick child who needs to be picked up. Other times it’s a forgotten lunch box. But sometimes it’s the teacher (or principal!) ringing to report on your child’s misbehaviour, or even that...

Most Australian parents of school-age children have asked themselves, when is the right time to send my child to school? If their birthday falls towards the end of the cut off period, should you keep them back a year? Or maybe they’re not quite as...

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