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Ask Her: Help – My child is being bullied


In our latest Ask Her column, clinical psychologist Dr Lissa Johnson – who specialises in therapy, treatment, and counselling for individuals, couples and families – talks to us about bullying at school: Q: I have a feeling my child is being bullied at school but I don’t know how to open…

My black dog


About 15 years ago I was walking home from school when a stray black dog started to follow me. He looked as though no one cared for him; mangy, unwashed and rather ugly. I tried to shoo him away but he persisted and followed me all the way home. I don’t…

The Guide to Finding Yourself Again


There is a generation of women who feel as if they are coming last in every aspect of their lives. Their days are filled with the heaviness of looking after everyone else. The concept of self-care or ‘me time’ feels like a cruel luxury only celebrities and the Instagram It-Girls…

1 in 3 women experience partner violence


This infographic from Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria shows alarming statistics of family violence in Australia. The information shows that: One woman is killed nearly every week in Australia due to family violence. Seven in 10 women murdered in Australia are victims of family violence. Children are present in one…

How to deal with cyberbullying


Bullying is one of the most common problems our children face when they’re growing up and it’s also one of the most harmful. Bullying Awareness Month (or Bullying Prevention Month) is an initiative that’s trying to change this by educating and empowering people so they can recognise the signs of bullying…

Not much good news for June wrap up


By far the best thing I read in June was Ruby Clarke, a Year 9 student, writing about the realities of the gender pay gap. It warms the heart to know that this teenager knows what she’s going to be up against, so hopefully she can tackle her salary armed…