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Just like any firsts, working with a therapist for the first time can be intimidating for a child. They may not understand why they are there, or what they’re meant to be doing. And they may find speaking with a stranger a little scary at...

Chronic stress, stress that continues for a long period of time and doesn’t go away, is bad for your body – it can impair your immune system, lead to insomnia and make other health problems worse. And Australians are currently experiencing chronic stress more than...

Since the advent of the Internet, health literacy has risen in the general population. Health literacy is our ability to comprehend health information and to make reasoned choices about our wellbeing. But with access to more information, there is also the risk of becoming misinformed or...

Wanting to change some aspect of our behaviour is a goal most people have held at some time. But as the reputation of failed New Year’s resolutions proves, change is easier said than done. Failing in our efforts to change can become a source of...

When people define psychology, they may emphasise that it involves analysing ourself and others. Exploring reasons and explanations behind thoughts, behaviours and emotions can be a big part of therapy. Some therapy types place such importance on the task that it is included in the...

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...

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...

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...

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