Talking About Suicide: Episode 3 – When someone says “I’m fine” but you’re not sure

Listen to some fascinating insights from psychologists, Sarah Piper and Ruth Fordyce, in conversation with broadcaster, Leigh Hatcher about what “I’m fine” may really mean. They also offer practical things to do with a young person, who you suspect may...

Talking About Suicide: Episode 2 – When someone says they are not OK

  What do you say when a person says they are not OK? Clinical psychologist Lyn Worsley and Meg Webster discuss with broadcaster Leigh Hatcher things to be mindful of as you start the conversation and the types of follow...

Talking About Suicide: Episode 1 – A conversation towards reasons for living

  Suicide – once a taboo topic, now we are encouraged to have a conversation. This podcast gives tips on how to direct conversations towards reasons for living, towards hope. Essential listening for parents and those who work with young...

Using routine and structure to help with schooling at home

Setting up routines for education at home I have seen a lot of people writing online in these last couple of weeks about how hard it is to transition to schooling at home, and not to pressure yourself or your...

Deck the Halls Without Hitting the Deck – Surviving Christmas in separated families

Christmas can be a challenging time in all families, separated or not and nearly always requires a degree of flexibility. Clinical social worker Davide Di Pietro discusses with Leigh Hatcher the tricky subject of accommodating Christmas traditions, gifts, celebrating without...

Understanding your teenagers – help them manage school pressures.

I would like to share some of my views with parents about helping our adolescents deal with school pressures. You might have heard of this parable of the monkey and the fish. Once upon a time a monkey and a...

Reasons why your teenager is riddled with procrastination

by Alison Lenehan As a teenager, I often recall sitting at my desk late into the night, attempting to diligently complete my schoolwork. My little desk light (with the old fashioned bulb) was turned on for that many hours that...