Have you ever been in a conversation where you’ve felt ignored by someone who is distracted by another conversation, or worse yet, their darn phone? How does it make you feel? Pretty unimportant, I’d say. I’m sure you had the same
My name is ‘Sally’. This is my story of how I ended up seeing a psychologist, even though I didn’t want to. It all began with a whole heap of stress caused by family conflict, full-on financial stress and a
There’s so much advice around parenting these days that it would make any person’s head spin. From controlled crying and co-sleeping for babies to freerange and helicopter parenting – is there really one ‘right’ way to bring up a kid?
Alcohol is one of those things that our culture doesn’t want to demonise. It’s part of our Australian DNA but when does it become a serious problem? When should you worry? Last year, the Northern Beaches was once again
Our world can be a difficult place to thrive in. Each day we’re faced with terrible stories on the news, sickness and conflict in our communities and then there’s our own brokenness to deal with. With all this darkness around
We’ve all been there – the middle of a shopping centre, restaurant or playground and your child loses the plot. But what happens when you’re a child psychologist and parenting expert? How do you respond? Read themindspace’s Greg Powell’s story.
Many schools across Australia have had an unsettled start to the year with unprecedented lockdowns and evacuations due to a number of threats. This experience has not only been disruptive but has caused distress for adults and children. So how do we
As the school year and all kid-centred activities kick off, it’s tempting to look at other parents and feel inadequate in so many ways. But our Child Psychologist, Greg Powell, has other ideas! I am increasingly concerned about the pressure that
Following on from last week’s post on men and mental health, aptly called ‘Big boys ask for help’, I thought I’d look at some of the signs of depression. Sometimes you just have a bad run of it, you can
Australian men are suffering silently, leading to all kinds of serious issues including suicide, domestic abuse and depression – just to name a few. Our resident psychologist, Greg Powell, takes a look at this growing problem and how men can