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What have we learned about kids and learning from COVID-19?

What have we learned about kids and learning from COVID-19?

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Something we continue to encounter with the families we work with is kids experiencing different anxieties related to school and learning. Some of these anxieties are about the social aspects of school like friendship problems and bullying behaviours, however increasingly we are hearing about anxieties related to the learning and work load aspects of school.  […]

A Problem Shared is a Problem Halved in Family Counselling

A Problem Shared is a Problem Halved in Family Counselling

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  I recently listened to a podcast by Dr Kate Owen, a clinical psychologist on the Gold Coast. She offered some interesting ideas around the ‘contagious nature’ of anxiety and other negative emotions. (Have you ever noticed how flat you feel after looking forward to a meet up with a friend who then ‘dumps’ all […]

Supporting our community through Covid-19

Supporting our community through Covid-19

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Yesterday I was on a webinar with a group of community workers and counsellors who were sharing their experiences around the unique and unexpected challenges Covid-19 was bringing to their work within their communities.  One of the common themes we identified is that, despite the collective “sameness” of our experiences as a nation, we all […]

Caring for ourselves as practitioners during the Covid-19 change

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In recent supervision sessions and conversations with my peers and colleagues, there has been much discussion around the unique challenges that we as community health workers are facing in this time of change and uncertainty. Some of these tricky situations are familiar to those of us who have already worked from home or in multiple […]

How Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference To A Story

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Many of us remember the old game of “Telephone,” where the sharing of a statement begets some very funny changes to it. The person at the start of the telephone chain whispers, a statement such as, “I like being outside and playing at the park” into the ear of the person next to him. That […]