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Online telehealth sessions during COVID-19

Posted by admin 2:33 am, 8 April 2020

We are limiting risk of COVID-19 exposure for clients and the Mindright team by going online where possible. Some in person consultations will continue depending on the client’s situation and their clinician. You can clarify these details by contacting the practice by email or phone.


Treating Addiction for Adolescents

Posted by admin 2:43 am, 6 February 2019

Almost 75% of 12-17 year olds have tried alcohol and approximately 15% have tried drugs including cannabis, inhalants and other recreational drugs. 65% of Australians are regular gamers and 93% of households own at least one gaming device. Concerns have increased regarding internet gaming addiction...

Excluding Children from School can Trigger Long Term Psychological Difficulties

Posted by admin 3:48 am, 11 September 2017

Suspension and expulsion are regular methods for managing behavioural (and at times emotional) problems in the school environment. A recent study of 5000 school-aged children, their parents and teachers found that children who have been excluded from school even for just 1-2 days (most often through...

Shared Custody Reduces Stress for Children

Posted by admin 3:47 am, 11 September 2017

A recent study in Sweden of 807 children from different living environments found that children living in shared parental custody arrangements reported significantly less stress than children living with only one parent. These results continued to be significant when controlling for conflict between...

The Importance of a Good Night Sleep for Children and Adolescents

Posted by admin 4:54 am, 11 June 2016

It is well established that sleep is important for an individual’s physiological, cognitive and psychological (emotional and behavioural) functioning. That is, inadequate sleep has been found consistently to increase emotional and behavioural problems including depression, anxiety and behavioural...

A Tough Day at Home with my 4 Year Old- it happens to all of us.

Posted by admin 4:20 am, 4 April 2016

I am writing this blog today while winding down from a behaviourally challenging morning with my 4 year old. It is certainly one of our tougher days, not only for her and for me but also for my friend and her daughter who had the pleasure of seeing these moments and also for my baby who wanted to...

Major Depressive Disorders and Increased Risk of Suicide

Posted by admin 12:31 am, 10 March 2016

The Sydney Morning Herald today featured an article on the significant rise in suicide rates in Australia over the past 12 months. 12 per 100,000 people in 2014 committed suicide that is the highest level in 13 years. There has been a significant rise (50%) in suicide of women aged 15-24 years and...

Understanding and Managing Stress

Posted by admin 3:26 am, 18 January 2016

Stress is something that most of us experience at times. It is often described as feeling overloaded, tense and worried or wound-up.

Due to perceived or actual stressful demands, our nervous system gets activated (flight or fight response) and releases adrenalin and cortisol hormones into...

Managing the Christmas Period

Posted by admin 2:46 am, 16 December 2015

Christmas can be a challenging time for many of our clients so we thought we would put a list of recommendations together to help you enjoy the Christmas break.

1. Schedule in some plans: One of the most experienced symptoms of depressed mood is a reduction in interest and enjoyment of activities....

How to Be More Grateful – It Will Improve Your Happiness!

Posted by admin 2:33 am, 24 November 2015

With the mounting number of stressors in our lives it is understandable that we are vulnerable to being goal oriented and committed to working towards new material possessions for ourselves. We have an increased tendency to ruminating about the past and worrying about the future with a detrimental...