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Bipolar Disorder

By Family Kickstart Georgia | January 20, 2020

Bipolar disorder is a condition where people experience extreme mood swings that interfere with everyday life. It was previously known as ‘manic depression’. The mood swings can range from extreme highs (mania) to extreme lows (depression). Episodes of mania and depression can often last for weeks or even months. People…

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Benefits of Regular Physical Activity

By Family Kickstart Georgia | January 13, 2020

Physical activity can improve your health and reduce the risk of developing several diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Physical activity and exercise can have immediate and long-term health benefits. Regular activity can improve your quality of life. A minimum of 30 minutes a day can allow…

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Improving your Relationship

By Family Kickstart Georgia | January 6, 2020

While every relationship is different, no relationship is perfect. However, good adult relationships involve two people who respect and can communicate with each other, and have equal rights, opportunities and responsibilities. Many people would also expect their relationship with their partner to include love, intimacy, sexual expression, commitment, compatibility and…

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Teenagers and Alcohol

By Family Kickstart Georgia | December 23, 2019

Alcohol is generally considered to be a socially acceptable drug, yet it is responsible for most drug-related deaths in the teenage population. Alcohol use also has a variety of serious health risks. It is difficult to prevent teenagers from experimenting with alcohol, but parents and carers can encourage sensible drinking…

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Children’s Health Care: What is Tooth Decay?

By Family Kickstart Georgia | December 16, 2019

Teeth are some of your children’s most important possessions. How you look after their teeth from the time they are babies will make a difference to how they grow and how healthy they are. This means not only how you clean them but also how you protect them from things…

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Helping a Partner experiencing Postnatal Depression

By Family Kickstart Georgia | December 9, 2019

PND is a depression that comes on within 12 months of having a baby, usually during the first few weeks or months. PND is most common after a woman’s first pregnancy. It can start slowly or suddenly, and can range from very mild and transient, to severe and lingering. For…

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How to Support your Child’s Learning?

By Family Kickstart Georgia | December 2, 2019

Being engaged in your child’s learning is one of the most important things you can do to help them achieve. Parent engagement in learning starts from early childhood and continues as children move through school and beyond. With your support, your child can thrive in their learning. You are your…

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Treatment and Support for Mental Illness in Children

By Family Kickstart Georgia | November 25, 2019

Child or adolescent with a mental health problem usually have difficulty controlling their emotions, thinking or behavior. This can affect the whole family. We can express mental health problems in children through disruptive, angry or hyperactive behavior or through withdrawal, worry and emotional responses. These changes can affect your child’s…

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