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Teens

What is it about adolescent behaviour that makes parents and teachers despair? Is it their hormones? When will they “grow out of it”? Why all the drama, the tears and the fights? Sometimes it seems as though teens want both greater independence but at the ...

resilience

What is resilience? At some point we all have to face challenges and difficulties in our lives. Some of these might be relatively small, such as failing a driving test. Others can have a major impact on our lives both individually (bereavement or job loss) or ...

Relationships - Conflict Resolution

Is conflict healthy and normal in relationships? We can’t expect to always agree with everyone all of the time and so conflict is a normal, and even healthy, part of all our relationships from early childhood through to old age – children and parents, ...

Taking a pill

Coming off antidepressants In recent times the prescription of antidepressant medication has become almost epidemic. Many people who are struggling with a crisis in their lives go to their GP feeling low and having poor sleep and come away with a prescription ...