Endorsed by the World Health Organisation
Endorsed by the World Health Organisation

Day

June 24, 2017
friends family
FRIENDS of the family “HOW many times have you dragged your child kicking and screaming to school because he or she doesn’t want to go? How many times have you kicked yourself for lacking the parenting skills to defuse a situation involving an over-anxious child or teenager? And how many times have you and your...
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youth anxiety crisis point
Youth anxiety at crisis point “BULLYING and the “fast pace of life” caused one in five children to suffer from an anxiety disorder, experts warn. Kids Help Line received almost 190,000 calls last year. Experts told The Sunday Mail the rise in anxiety levels has resulted in children suffering insomnia, loss of appetite, excessive worry...
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child obsessed
Is your child obsessed? “It’s a heartbreaking fact for parents to face up to, but one in every 200 children in Australia will suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder. When Carol’s daughter Ann began sting in the bathroom for one and half hours every day, her mother grew concerned. Carol could hear the window opening and...
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hope ocd
New hope for OCD sufferers “OBSESSIVE Compulsive Disorder (OCD) has become better known in a recent times with movies such as As Good as It Gets and-the television show Monk. As clearly demonstrated by these fictional portrayals, OCD severely impacts and disrupts the everyday functioning of adults living with the condition. A lesser known truth...
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planet girl crisis
Planet girl in crisis “The suicide of two teenage girls highlights every parent’s nightmare, writes Elizabeth Allen WHEN two Victorian high school students were found hanged this week, a shiver went clown the collective spines of parent, of Australian teenagers. What could have caused two 16 year old girl, to kill themselves in as pact, after...
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ocd mind wellness
OCD – Mind Wellness “Nine-year-old Marie is a typical girl: she loves music, netball and hanging out with her friends. But unlike most nine-year-olds, Marie needs to make 20 trips to’ her bedroom before she leaves for school, to check that her pillows are perfectly straight on her bed. If she doesn’t do this each...
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slow coaching
Slow coaching “Who says getting there fast – or first – is right? Burnt-out children and their teachers and frazzled parents are calling a halt to the cult of speed, and the result, writes Carl Honore, is a lifestyle revolution. The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things....
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pathways happy schooling
Pathways toward happy schooling “IF all prep children take a play-based anti-anxiety program, the transition into Year 1 would be “very easy”, Dr Paula Barrett says. The developer of Fun Friends, a program delivered at Pathways Health and Research Centre at West End, said it helped build social, emotional and coping skills. “I strongly believe that if every prep child in Queensland has...
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