Youth Mental Health
Social and Emotional Development and Wellbeing of Infants
The optimal development of infants and young children is a priority. There is increasing recognition that fetal development and infancy are vital periods of very rapid physical, physiological, psychological, and neurological growth. This growth is reflected in the cognitive, physical, and social-emotional domains of early childhood development. Human development involves interactions among biological, psychosocial, and…Read More
Social Media and Mental Health
Human beings are social creatures. We need the companionship of others to thrive in life, and the strength of our connections has a huge impact on our mental health and happiness. Being socially connected to others can ease stress, anxiety, and depression, boost self-worth, provide comfort and joy, prevent loneliness, and even add years to…Read More
Health Benefits of Strong Relationships
Throughout your life, the number and strength of your relationships affect your mental and physical wellbeing. The benefits of social connections and good mental health are many. Strong, healthy relationships include lower rates of anxiety and depression, higher self-esteem, greater empathy, more trusting and cooperative relationships. It can also help to strengthen your immune system,…Read More
Mental Health Recovery
Many of us have mental health issues at one point or another in our lives. We may experience problems to do with relationships, drugs and alcohol or sexual abuse. Good mental health is important so, it deserves to be taken seriously. But while we all have our trials; ongoing mental health issues can be a…Read More
Learning Pre-teens and Teenagers to Calm Down
Pre-teens and teenagers often feel and express powerful emotions. They might feel furious if something seems unfair, or really disappointed if something does not turn out the way they wanted. If your child looks like they need help to calm down, stop. Pay attention to what your child’s behavior is telling you about their feelings…Read More
Signs of mental health issues
One in five of us will experience a mental health disorder. Learn the signs that could show a friend or family member struggling with their mental health. Often, it is not a single change, but a combination. The following signs are not to help you diagnose a mental health disorder, but to reassure you that…Read More
How does food and drink affect mental health?
To eat a balanced diet, drink plenty of water and monitor their intake of alcohol and caffeine is important for everyone. For people with mental health challenges, this is even more important. There is some evidence that: a healthy diet is associated with a reduced risk of depression omega-3 fats can improve mental health diets…Read More
What is separation anxiety?
Separation anxiety is normal in early childhood and can occur when a child gets upset when separated from a parent or carer. This can happen when children are left with a new caregiver, or put to bed by themselves. Separation anxiety is normal during early childhood. It usually starts at about six to eight months…Read More
Why good mental health is important for children?
Even you are concerned about the mental health of your child or a child you know or are you a kid looking for help here you can find out what some common mental health issues in kids are, why is kids’ mental health important, and what can be done to help. Having good mental health…Read More
Experiences and Factors that shape Lifelong Outcomes
Social determinants and parental/caregiving factors profoundly affect experiences to shape lifelong outcomes. Social determinants From the point of conception, the social, economic, and environmental conditions into which we are born, grow, live, and age have the power to shape our lives. We know these factors as the social determinants of health and result in a…Read More