Depression can lead to emotional and physical problems. Typically, people with depression find it hard to go about their day-to-day activities, and may also feel that life is not worth living.
More on Depression:
Fact sheets on Post-Natal Depression (PND) can be found at PANDA: http://www.panda.org.au
Other free depression resources and Information can be found at Beyond Blue: http://www.beyondblue.org.au
kids help line:
1800 55 1800
13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service:
1300 659 467
Introduction to anxiety
Physical effects of anxiety
Recognising anxious thinking
Dealing with our anxious thinking
Effects of anxiety on mood and behaviour
Dealing with setbacks and final thoughts
Stress is an expected human response to challenging or dangerous situations. There is good evidence that humans have evolved over time to be able to experience a range of stressors and recover from them.
Experiencing stress is part of being alive. A small amount of stress, such as meeting a challenge or deadline can actually be helpful. It can lead to increased alertness, energy and productivity. A complete lack of stress can lead to reduced motivation and performance.
Stress triggers off the ‘fight or flight’ response, preparing the body to take action against potential danger. Hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol are released, causing the heart rate, metabolism and breathing rate to speed up. This works well for short-term threats but if the stress response goes on for too long, it can have damaging effects on the mind and body.
Self-help Programme - Part 1
Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)
When it comes to raising kids and teenagers, everyone has an opinion. There are so many ideas out there. So how do you know what’s best and what works? The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program ® takes the guesswork out of parenting. It is one of the few parenting programs in the world with evidence to show it works for most families.
Triple P gives parents simple tips to help manage the big and small problems of family life. Problems like toddler tantrums or teenage rebellion. Self-esteem issues. Bedtime battles. Disobedience. Aggression. Triple P can help you deal with them all – and more!
Circle of Security (Attachment Based Parenting)
“I am here and you are worth it.” Jude Cassidy Ph.D University of Maryland
As a parent--
ALWAYS: be bigger, stronger, kinder and wise
WHENEVER POSSIBLE: follow my child’s need
WHENEVER NECESSARY: take charge
Bigger, stronger, without kind can be experienced as “mean”
Kind without bigger, stronger can be experienced as “weak”
The absence of these is experienced as “gone”
Click here to read about the role of psychology in pain management.