Author: laura

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 […]

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 […]

The Relationship Between Diet and Mood

Why is eating healthy also good for your mind and mood? It’s a no brainer that eating healthy can improve your physical wellbeing. However, did you know that eating healthy can also improve your mental wellbeing? In this blog, we discuss some exciting research that suggest that what we eat can also affect how we […]