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Autism Awareness month is about increasing awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Although this disorder is widely known, increasing awareness also involves understanding how people with ASD perceive the world and why they behave the way that they do. ASD is a developmental condition which is...

Bullying is a serious concern. Bullied children and adolescents can suffer negative physical, psychological, academic and social outcomes. The negative effects of bullying can also last into adulthood such as an increased risk of developing poor self-esteem, anxiety and depression. Bullying is not uncommon either....

Empowering women to talk about their concerns and struggles is an important message that International Women’s Day promotes. One particular problem that women face is experiencing sleep difficulties after childbirth. New mothers often feel like they do not get enough sleep. Given that symptoms of...

It is very upsetting when you think someone close to you may be considering ending their life. What we do know is that most people survive and all those who do end up being happy that they did. The first indication you have is often that...

It is that time of the year when many parents and students are preparing for the new school year. This usually involves new school books, new uniforms, lunch boxes and the mandatory hair cut to start the school year off just right. Some kids seem to...

So today we greet another new year. For many of us the New Year is a time to consider making positive changes in our life and discarding our most annoying bad habits. You know the bad habits I’m talking about. Those overindulgences that we know are...

Spare a thought this Christmas and holiday season for family or friends who live alone. Whether widowed, divorced, clergy, never married, homeless etc people who are single do not comfortably fit the Christmas mould of ‘family’ as promoted by the media. Remember also people who are living...

Just think about all the different diets people have tried with minimal success. The evidence is in and dieting for weight loss is rarely successful. So our trained ACFED (Australian Centre for Eating Disorders) practitioners have come up with six simple but positive behaviours that...

I once heard someone quote Charles Dickens when referring to parenthood: “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times”. I really resonated with this quote as applied to parenthood. Indeed, for me my “worst of times” seemed to be consolidated in...