Author: laura

How YMM can support you during the COVID-19 pandemic

SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY AND CLIENTS In the wake of community concerns around COVID-19, we’re committed to providing our clients with ongoing support, so that you can continue working on your health and well-being.   WHAT CAN YOU (AND WE) DO TO REDUCE RISK OF INFECTION?We are committed to ensuring our team are healthy when they […]

What Now? Life after a formal diagnosis of Autism

For some families, having a diagnosis that explains their child’s speech, behavioural and emotional issues is a relief. However, for others, it may be a complete shock and a rather challenging issue to come to terms with.  From a psychologist’s point of view (for me at least), a diagnosis is actually a positive turning point […]

Beating The Monday Morning Blues

I think we’ve all experienced that sense of dread as Monday rolls around. Feeling ‘blue’ with the lead up to the working week, commonly known as ‘The Monday Morning Blues’ is quite relatable for a lot of us. Most people begin to feel ‘blue’ on a Sunday, given that Sunday signifies the end of the […]

Challenging Behaviours: What is your Child’s Behaviour Trying to Communicate?

Behaviour is communication I’ve never forgotten the following phrase that I heard in my initial training when I started working as an ABA (Applied Behavioural Analysis) therapist; “There is always a reason for behaviour”. These words have since guided and continue to guide my practice when working with children and their families. Even though we […]

Coping and Managing with Workplace Stress

The workplace environment is rapidly and constantly changing. With online platforms, digital tools and smart devices make work more portable and professional lives more accessible than ever. Whilst these devices are intended to simplify things, they also make professional and personal lives more stressful. It has become all too easy for work to be a […]

Self Care Resources

Steps We Could Take to Take Care of Ourselves One of our psychologists has taken the time to put together a batch of her favourite self care resources! The team at YMM loves it and we thought we should share if with you. Here are some resources on self care and self compassion : Self-care […]