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On The Couch Blog

Welcome to the My Family Psychologist On The Couch Blog. Our articles are updated on regular basis with relevant information to help our readers with situations they may be dealing with, however, nothing is ever as effective as just speaking to someone who may be able to help.

Check back regularly for helpful updates, case studies, articles, and help for you and your family. If you would like to contribute to the On The Couch Blog please get in touch.

All articles published on My Family Psychologist are for information and entertainment only, you should always contact and speak to an expert if you feel that any of the issues discussed relate to you.

Child Psychology

Breaking the Stigma: Mental Health Conversations in Different Cultures

Breaking the Stigma: Mental Health Conversations in Different Cultures Mental health is a universal issue that affects individuals from various cultures and backgrounds. However, the ...
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Family Psychology

Counselling Techniques on Building Resilience in Times of Crisis 

Counselling Techniques on Building Resilience in Times of Crisis Throughout our lives, we are likely to experience unexpected curveballs that test our strength and resilience. ...
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Family Psychology

The Neuroscience of Addiction: Unravelling The Brain’s Reward System

The Neuroscience of Addiction: Unravelling The Brain’s Reward System Addiction is a complex phenomenon that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterised by compulsive ...
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Child Psychology

Understanding the link between Childhood Trauma and Adult Addictions

Understanding the link between Childhood Trauma and Adult Addictions Childhood trauma can be defined as serious Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in which children experience a ...
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Lindisfarne Is The Perfect Place To Refresh Yourself
Family Psychology

Lindisfarne Is The Perfect Place To Refresh Yourself

Lindisfarne Is The Perfect Place To Refresh Yourself A change of scenery can be good for your mental health [1], and we have one of ...
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Why is sleep important and how can I improve mine
Child Psychology

Why is sleep important and how can I improve mine?

Why is sleep important and how can I improve mine? Sleep is a vitally important part of everybody’s life and this article will explain why ...
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In Crisis

In Crisis? If you feel you or someone else is at imminent risk there are a number of services and organisations who can help:Go to your local A&E

Call The Police 

Contact your local NHS Crisis Team 

Contact your local Single Point of Access; this is a relatively new service available in most Trusts aimed to streamline referrals 

If you need to talk to someone, there are a number of charitable organisations who can help:

Text THEMIX to 85258 – talking support for young people 

Call The Samaritans on 116123 or email jo@samaritans.org

Visit www.thecalmzone.net – The Campaign Against Living Miserably, specifically aimed at men under 45.

Call Family Lives on 0808 800 2222 – support for families and parenting. 

Childline – 0800 1111.

If you are experiencing domestic abuse you can contact Refuge on their 24 hour helpline 0808 2000247.

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