Psychology and Allied Health Services

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International Family Day

What a wonderful way to celebrate and highlight the importance of families and the bonds created within and between.  Family is the smallest building block of society and it holds the utmost importance in a person’s life.   Ideally, family provides a safe environment for each individual to develop in a healthy manner. When you create your own family, you have many opportunities to do things your way – to make […]

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Nature Play

Let’s look at the benefits of getting back to nature…..  Nature play is a term used to describe the creation of simple play opportunities in the natural environment. Since play is a primary occupation for children it is useful to consider themes of play in nature. Getting your children involved in Nature Play doesn’t have to be expensive or […]

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Assessment

How do we assess for an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?  At Minding Family Townsville, we have skilled clinicians trained in assessing for an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Although a formal diagnosis in Queensland needs to be verified by a Paediatrician / Psychiatrist, we complete a comprehensive battery of assessment tools to provide as much evidence as possible to better inform a potential diagnosis of an ASD or other […]

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Feel Good February – Self-Esteem

What is Self-Esteem?​ Self-esteem is a person’s overall self-worth and personal value and can involve a variety of beliefs about yourself such as your appearance, emotions, and behaviours. It can play a significant role in your motivation and success throughout your life. Low self-esteem can hold you back because you may not believe you’re capable of success, whereas having […]

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Feel Good February – Managing Stress

What is Stress? ​ Stress is a state of mental/emotional strain resulting from a negative or overwhelming situation. Stress is a normal part of life and everyone experiences it from time-to-time. However, stress can significantly impact your quality of life if you experience it too often or severely. Stress is caused by lots of different things (known as stressors), this can include:​ Managing difficulties […]

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