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These Questions Linked To Lower Depression And Anxiety

Allow yourself to consider these question for better mental health.• Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety …

What Kids Worry and Fear at Different Ages

Kids have worries – from monsters to natural disasters. They can appear at random or may be triggered by everyday events. Their increasing awareness …

The problems of broadcasting mental illness

Comedian Ian Boldsworth is no stranger to tackling tricky subjects in public. But podcasting about mental health issues was unexpectedly terrifying<p>If you deal with mental health issues of any sort, talking about them is often a struggle, especially with all the stigma around them. It turns out, …

Mental Health

How to raise a sympathetic child, according to psychology

Parents and teachers might often wonder how to teach children caring toward others—more so when the world feels full of disagreement, conflict, and aggression.<p>As development psychologists, we know that children start to pay attention to the emotions of others from an early age. They actively take …

What To Do If You Find Out That Your Child Is Self-Harming

<i>Jo Hardy is Parent Services Manager at YoungMinds, leading on parent engagement and the charity's award winning Parents Helpline. She is parent to</i> …

Why Child's Play Is Good For Adults

In today's busy and technologically driven society, it can be hard to unwind and relax. Yet, the continuing popularity of adult coloring books has …

6 Signs Your Child Might Be Suffering From Anxiety

Three experts weigh in on the subtle ways your little one might be asking for your help.<p>They ask a lot of questions about the future.<p>Kids with …

How a bang to the head can affect a child for life

A fall at the playground, a nasty bump on a table edge – most children suffer a bang to the head at some point.<p>If concussion occurs – the telltale symptoms include loss of consciousness, a period of confusion or memory loss, and visual disturbances such as “seeing stars” – the official advice is …

How 'vicarious trauma' is passed down from parent to child in military families

When retired soldier Jacqueline Buckley sees her four-year-old grandson get angry, she can't help but think of her own capacity to explode with rage. …

13 Signs of Potential Mental Illness in a Child

Most parents have an instantaneous desire to protect their children. We tend to our children’s needs: If an unexplained rash appears, we see the …

Childhood abuse study launched by University of Calgary, Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre

Ongoing mental health challenges faced by victims of childhood abuse will be the focus of a long-term study by the University of Calgary and the …

Men's attitude to fatherhood influences child behaviour, says study

Preteen behavioural problems less likely in children with confident fathers who embrace parenthood, suggest researchers<p>Children of confident fathers who embrace parenthood are less likely to show behavioural problems before their teenage years, researchers have found.<p>A new study suggests that a …

Always angry or stressed? Here are six exercises to bring back happiness into your life

“I choose to be happy today,” is easier said than done. But, if we adjust how we perceive things, life can be a lot better.<p>Paul Emery, a master …

The cult of compulsory happiness is ruining our workplaces | André Spicer

Some companies strive to make the office fun, so we’ll work harder. But forced positivity has a negative side<p>In their quest to make employees happier, companies around the world have been busy installing play equipment in the workplace. Google has set up slides in its Zurich office so engineers can …

Employment