• What does a Speech Pathologist do?

    Jun 25, 2020

    When most people think about Speech Pathologists they probably think of someone who helps people with a stutter, a lisp or a child who may be a ‘late talker’. While that is true, our scope of practice is a whole lot broader. Speech Pathologists are highly educated professionals who have at least have a recognised bachelor or graduate entry master’s degree. In short, Speech Pathologist work with people of all ages who may have difficulty communicating.

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  • Self care during Coronavirus

    Apr 08, 2020

    As a community we are currently faced with more uncertainty regarding not only our own health and well being, but also that of our family and friends than what is typical for our usual day to day lives. Feelings of worry, concern and stress are not uncommon when faced with this kind of uncertainty. These feelings in themselves are normal and completely ok, what we need to be aware of is how we manage our feelings and how we can support our loved ones with any worrying feelings they may be having.

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  • What is my child's behaviour telling me?

    Feb 20, 2020

    One of the many challenges of parenting involves managing difficult behaviours, and in the face of those behaviours, knowing what to do or how to respond. By slowing down and taking a moment to understand a child’s behaviour it becomes easier to decide what happens next, and ultimately will help reduce the occurrence of those behaviours.

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  • Little tips for big school

    Feb 05, 2020

    As the new year starts, there is excitement and anticipation among many 4-5-6 year old’s who are starting school. The transition to “big school” from preschool, playgroups or time at home can be a tricky moment for both children and parents/carers. We often hear of more tears coming from parents than the children on their first day! Here are some practical tips you can implement to ease the transition into primary school.

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  • Taking care of yourself during and after the festive season

    Dec 23, 2019

    The festive period is a wonderful time of year for many. It can also be a very difficult time for some and there is also evidence that many people experience a decline in their well being immediately following the Christmas holiday. So what can you do to enjoy the season and prevent the post-holiday comedown?

    To help you take a proactive approach, we have outlined some ideas below for you try so you can enjoy the most wonderful time of the year.

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  • Bullying: Supporting your child

    Sep 10, 2019

    Research has found that one in four (27%) Australian students reported being bullied (Cross et al., 2009). When parents find out that, or suspect that their child is being bullied, they are right to be concerned. But what to do next can be confusing – should they approach the parents of the other child? Should they talk to the school? Should they let their child deal with it?

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  • Healthy Dad, Healthy Family

    Jun 14, 2019

    Fathers play a crucial role in the development of their children's growing physical, emotional and social health. Mens Health Week is upon us and we encourage all Dads to take an active, lead role in demonstrating and role modelling healthy life choices and habits to benefit themselves, their children and family.

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  • Celebrating parents and podcasts

    Jun 01, 2019

    Today is Global Day of Parents and we mark the occasion by paying our respects to parents all around the world for their selfless commitment to children and share some fascinating podcasts for you to give a listen.

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  • Why are speech, language and communication so important?

    Feb 01, 2019

    Everyone talks about the importance of communication but what does it actually consist of and why is it so important? Each day we use communication, speech and language to connect with people and the world around us. In fact, communication is a basic right and every individual should reach their full communicative potential in terms of speech and language.

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  • Human connection is vital!

    Nov 30, 2018

    When you think of connecting with others, what do you imagine? Registered Psychologist Saskia Behan unpacks the meaning and value of human connection, as well as some tips for ourselves and our children to help connect with others.

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  • Being social is hard, but so good for us!

    Aug 07, 2018

    Friendships and social interactions can take many forms and can be hard at times. Across the board, social interaction is identified as an important factor in predicting physical and mental health in people, ranging from infancy, right through to older adults. So it might be time to prioritise social time for yourself and your loved ones.

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  • Navigating the HSC: Minimising Stress

    Jul 11, 2018

    Study stressing you or your loved one out? You’re not alone. Many young people experience high levels of stress and anxiety during their final years of high school. Registered Psychologist Zoe Semmler shares some ideas on how to manage this challenging period and maintain wellbeing.

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  • Why kids should be taught to enjoy slowing down

    Feb 27, 2018

    When was the last time you remember doing nothing? Think about not checking emails, not pottering about the house, not planning the week ahead or reflecting on the week just past. If you’re a parent you might feel in desperate need of some time to do nothing and just reset. Just like adults, children need down time to unwind and slow down.

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  • Tips to support your Teen in Year 11 and 12

    Feb 13, 2018

    Recent research suggests that up to 40% of HSC students experience clinical levels of stress during their senior years of high school. The report suggests that the main sources of stress are the pressure students put on themselves to achieve and the perceived pressure they receive from parents and school to obtain a successful HSC result.

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  • Your presence is the best present this Christmas!

    Dec 18, 2017

    On average, smartphone users are spending from 2.5 hours on the phones per day. It is so important that we find ways to switch off from our phones over the Christmas period to engage with our loved ones and build healthy technology habits for our families. Our wonderful Zoe Semmler delves into the issue and provides some useful practical tips.

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  • Parenting: no easy investment, but worth the return

    Dec 01, 2017

    The world often works in give and take relationships...you give something such as effort and get something in return such as money, but parenting is not so easy! Our Principal Practitioner and Clinical Psychologist Dr Andrew Wilkinson provides some simple tips to patiently nurture the relationship with your child.

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  • How much screen time should my child have?

    Oct 27, 2017

    Question: is screen time a resident or an invited guest in your house? Screen time can be either be a major source of frustration or relief for parents. Dr Andrew Wilkinson explores the issue of safely finding the right balance with screen time for kids.

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  • Parents...tune into your child's behaviour.

    Oct 06, 2017


    There is an extensive amount of parenting advice out there. If you Google a simple parenting question like, "How do I get my child to sleep in their bed overnight", you will be met with over 64 million search results. We highlight some very simple and easy-to-use methods to really tune into what your child is communicating through their behaviour.

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  • Christmas cheer: not always so cheerful

    Dec 14, 2016

    With Christmas nearing quickly, many of us are filled with joy and excitement. But Christmas can be a difficult and tough period for many. Our Principal Practitioner Dr Andrew Wilkinson gives his thought and tips to help yourself and others enjoy Christmas and avoid too much stress.

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  • Welcome to the world Beam!

    Aug 01, 2016

    The start of what we hope to be a wonderful and impactful journey for Beam. Today is the first day of life for our exciting organisation, which is fundamentally dedicated and set up to assisting children, young people and families to live a mentally healthy, happy and bright life.

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