Supporting autistic children with mental illnesses

Supporting autistic children is a concern for many parents, teachers, caregivers and loved ones, especially when it comes to children who suffer from additional mental health challenges. In these cases, mental health conditions like anxiety, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are some of those most-commonly experienced. Apart from specialised care according to the symptoms presented […]

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Tips On Coping With Social Anxiety

Coping with social anxiety is a common area of concern for thousands of people – especially the younger population – in Australia. Social anxiety is also referred to as social phobia and is experienced by approximately 11% of the Australian population during their lifetime. This data also shows that women are more likely to experience […]

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Telehealth In Rural Communities

Despite the ubiquity of mental healthcare and other psychosocial support services in urban areas, those residing in rural areas often lack the same access to such support. In recent times, however, telehealth has radically transformed the availability of these services in remote communities. A groundbreaking innovation in the medical industry, telehealth refers to medical services […]

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Bringing Mental Health Services To Schools In Australia

In Australia, there’s a growing buzz around the provision of mental health services in schools. While having a counsellor on hand to guide children along their path of self-discovery and to help them grapple with the unique challenges they may be facing is common, these services now go far beyond the provision of a friendly […]

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Identifying Mental Health Problems In Loved Ones: What Actions Can I Take?

Broaching the subject of mental health is never easy, even if you’ve been identifying mental health problems in loved ones. In fact, you may feel helpless and unsure about how to get them the help they need, especially if they’re reluctant to accept the fact that they need support. For guidance on what signs you […]

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Looking After Yourself While Supporting Someone You Love Through A Mental Health Condition/Crisis

Supporting someone with a mental health condition is a responsibility you probably don’t expect but find yourself entrusted with. Whether it’s a child, parent, partner, sibling or anyone else you care about, this can be exacting on your own mental and emotional resilience. This is precisely why looking after yourself in the process of caring […]

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