Excluded from School – Teenagers who find themselves at the end of the educational line

27 May , 2020 - Behavioral Health, Developmental Health, Substance Abuse

Excluded from School – Teenagers who find themselves at the end of the educational line

ADHD, Substance Use Disorder, Bipolar, emotional instability; along with other enduring mental health conditions can leave parents with few options following school exclusion. Finding a supportive environment where young people can reach their potential is a concern for parents who discover that options with or without a diagnosis can be limited. Parents have a tough […]

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Walking on Eggshells at Home – Borderline Personality Disorder

23 May , 2020 - Behavioral Health, Boderline Personality Disorder

Walking on Eggshells at Home – Borderline Personality Disorder

What to do when your talking to your teenager feels like a minefield Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) presents challenges far beyond the usual parenting dilemmas. During the teenage years and early adulthood, many parents experience unchartered territories. For families who are also challenged by the complexities of a highly sensitive, or emotionally unstable teenager experiencing […]

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Eating Disorder Stories

12 May , 2020 - Eating Disorder

Eating Disorder Stories

“When I stopped using numbers to evaluate my self-worth, I started to see myself again”. We follow one young client through her Eating Disorder Recovery journey. “My relationship with numbers began a long time ago. It wasn’t being the times’ tables queen or knowing how to code that grabbed my attention.” Our teenagers and young […]

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What is Trauma Informed Care and why do we need it?

29 Aug , 2019 - Uncategorized

What is Trauma Informed Care and why do we need it?

What does trauma-informed care look like? When do we need to use trauma informed care?
The very first thing we need to have awareness of is just how common trauma is, and to recognise that almost every person who seeks treatment could have experienced at least one traumatic event in their life. We don’t always need to probe people about these experiences; instead, we need to assume that they may have this history and act accordingly. Trauma Informed Care (TIC) is appropriate for all our clients, regardless whether they disclose a trauma history or not. Care that is trauma informed involves prevention, recognition, and response to trauma-related difficulties. Experts agree that incorporating an awareness of trauma into medical care requires a systems-wide approach.

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Understanding Dyspraxia

11 Mar , 2019 - Behavioral Health, Blog, Developmental Health

Understanding Dyspraxia

 I’m not clumsy. I am not stupid and I hate having toothpaste on my shirt.Understanding Dyspraxia – A parent and teen’s guide‘Everyone called me stupid, clumsy too. My Mum was worried that sometimes I didn’t think about things like my brother. I was worried about being bullied, losing my football and always having toothpaste on […]

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The long-term physical and mental effects of drug abuse

25 Feb , 2019 - Blog, Drug Addiction, Substance Abuse

The long-term physical and mental effects of drug abuse

Drugs come in many forms; illegal, prescription and even over the counter medications that, if abused, can lead to a serious dependency. From street drugs, such as heroin, cocaine, fentanyl and methamphetamine to prescribed medications, like Oxycodone and Vicodin and even those bought from a pharmacy, for example, codeine; all alter the chemistry of the brain and create a need, both mentally and physically to continue feeding the addiction.

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