Insomnia is a common sleep disorder where an individual finds it challenging to fall asleep, hard to stay asleep, or may wake up too early and not have the ability to go back to sleep. Our understanding of insomnia is that worry and stress disrupts sleep, creating acute episodes of insomnia particularly difficulty in initiating, and returning to sleep after waking. The individual may develop increased concern around sleep itself...

This information sheet helps parents think through how they, as parents, can respond to the current reality of climate change and the threat of worse impacts to come. We answer common questions that parents ask, provide strategies for parents to cope with the ‘uncomfortable truths’ of climate change, and offer ideas about how to support their children to cope with it. In our companion information sheet, Raising Children to Thrive in...

Online safety is paramount to keeping children and young people safe. Parents and carers can play a key role in their children and adolescent’s mental health and wellbeing by ensuring steps are taken to regularly monitor and supervise your child or young person’s online presence....

Leading mental health experts offer advice on how to stay calm amid the coronavirus outbreak. If you’re feeling on edge, you’re not alone. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared COVID-19 a pandemic. That designation and the spread of the virus across the globe and throughout the United States is causing concern. Schools are closing, events are being cancelled, and the news media releases update upon update, all adding to a building sense...