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The Challenges of Ageing Gracefully!

Have you ever felt like getting older is just a never-ending party where you’re not sure you want to stay, but leaving is not an option? You are not alone in this quirky dance of time. Ageing gracefully is not just about putting on anti-wrinkle cream or hitting the gym to stay fit or flexible; […]

Navigating the Choppy Waters of Separation: Insights for Divorced Parents

Divorce or separation is rarely a smooth journey, especially when children are involved. The emotional toll it can take on both parents and children can be overwhelming, leading to a myriad of difficulties that need to be navigated delicately. One of my special interest areas, I understand the complexities and challenges faced by separated parents […]

Swipe Smart, Live Well: Uncover Social Media’s Mental Maze!

In the digital era, social media has become an integral part of our daily lives. While it has its benefits in keeping us connected with friends and family, its impact on mental health is a growing concern. This blog post aims to explore the various ways in which social media may affect our mental health […]

Understanding the Challenges: Teenagers and School Life

With school less than two weeks away, it is a good time to look at the struggles that teenagers may face, both in and out of school. Teenage life can be difficult for reasons more than academics and extracurricular activities. It’s a complex world where teenagers navigate various challenges, each shaping their personality, values, and […]

Holiday Tips for Separated Families

The holiday season, particularly Christmas, can be a challenging time for families dealing with a separated family. Balancing the emotions of all family members, especially children, while managing expectations and traditions, can be complex. Here are some practical tips to address these complications and to help separated families manage the festive season in a way […]

The Power of Positive Psychology: Resilience, Gratitude, Happiness, and Post-Traumatic Growth

Positive psychology explores the science of well-being and works to promote to each individual what makes life worth living and how to enhance the quality of our lives. It encompasses various aspects, including resilience, gratitude, happiness, and post-traumatic growth. In this blog, we’ll delve into each of these pillars of positive psychology and discover how […]

Men’s Mental Health

Men are often discouraged from talking about mental health, fearing a stigma. Traditional masculinity emphasises resilience, self-reliance, and strength. However, men face particular challenges when it comes to emotional well-being. Let’s have a look at men’s mental health, these difficulties, and the barriers to seeking psychological help: If you, or a man you know is […]

WHY WE NEED SLEEP! Sleep, although often not prioritised in our busy lifestyles, has irrefutable benefits for our overall health and wellbeing. It is an essential physiological process that plays a crucial role in maintaining our physical, mental, and emotional health. Let’s look further into the science behind sleep: What makes a ‘good’ sleep? A […]

Go Blue for Autism in April!

Sunday, April 2, is World Autism Day. Autism is a neurological condition that affects the way a person communicates, interacts with others, and perceives the world around them. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a range of conditions that includes autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and other pervasive developmental disorders. In Australia, it is estimated that 1 in […]

LET’S TALK ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS…

Relationships are not always fireworks and joy; sometimes they are challenging or go through some tricky stages. All relationships can have minor disagreements – after all we are all different and have different ideas and opinions. It is problematic however, if minor conflicts become cyclical (i.e., are never resolved) or become major conflicts, as then […]