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OCD treatment for children

OCD treatment for children

Helping children understand what OCD actually is, is a very important part of treatment itself. OCD can lead to a lot of distress and confusion for the young person and their family.  A child can easily blame themselves and begin to think there is something seriously...

OCD in children

OCD in children

For children and young people with OCD can be debilitating and distressing experience. What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)? OCD is characterised by obsessions and compulsions. OCD can typically develop gradually, and you may start to notice your child becoming...

What to do with OCD in kids

What to do with OCD in kids

What to do when your brain gets stuck by Dawn Huebner is a fantastic self-help book for children who are suffering with OCD. It uses cognitive behavioural techniques to map out OCD and help kids to overcome it. The book is an interactive and fun way for children to...

Helping children respond to trauma

Helping children respond to trauma

Whether your child has been through a traumatic incident, witnessed one, or heard about it, they may be affected by an array of difficult emotions. Trauma could be school bullying, changes in lifestyle as a result of COVID-19, witnessing the death of a loved one,...

What is OCD?

What is OCD?

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that affects two to three percent of the population (more than 500,000 Australians). It usually begins in late childhood or early adolescence. People with OCD experience recurrent and persistent thoughts,...

PTSD Coach

PTSD Coach

PTSD Coach Australia is a mobile device app designed for use by Australian veterans and serving Defence force personnel.  It is specifically for those with a diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to use in conjunction with individual psychological...

Understanding trauma

Understanding trauma

In one of our earlier blogs this month, Clinical Psychologist Dr Kellie Cassidy discussed how common traumatic events are and how they may continue to affect us long after the traumatic event is over.  For example, people may try to avoid anything that reminds them of...

Understanding Trauma

Understanding Trauma

Traumatic events are common, and most people will experience at least one during their lives.Trauma is the result of extraordinarily stressful events that shatters your sense of security, making you feel helpless in a dangerous world.Psychological trauma...

Imposter Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome

The imposter syndrome is very common especially amongst professionals. It is that feeling that we just are not quite good enough and someone is going to figure it out and call us out for being a fraud. In this video Elizabeth Ang talks though how this syndrome plays...

I am a bad mum.

I am a bad mum.

I am a bad mum. Ok. I I said it. And I can tell you a million and one reasons why that statement is 100% true.My mind has stored away every single time I messed up as a mum. The times I have yelled and lost my temper, the times if have forgotten to pack...

How to stop your children from fighting

How to stop your children from fighting

Children fight with each other for many reasons. And let’s face it, as parents it can drive us insane. It is common for parents to ask me the question – how can I stop my kids from fighting? Why can’t they just get along?Every relationship has conflict –...