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New mothers making time for themselves reduces chance of postnatal depression

New mothers making time for themselves reduces chance of postnatal depression

Even just taking a long hot bath, alone, once a week, may reduce the risk of postnatal depression - Research by Hannah Woolhouse, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Stephanie Brown, Murdoch [...] Read more

Dealing with the emotional aftermath of pregnancy loss

Dealing with the emotional aftermath of pregnancy loss

The loss of a baby can be a deeply distressing experience at any stage of a pregnancy. Many women experience intense emotions while also dealing with the physical impact and hormonal upheaval. The [...] Read more

Inside Cloudberry Clinic

Inside Cloudberry Clinic

Coming to see a clinical psychologist can sometimes seem a daunting task, and even more so if you are feeling anxious. The thought of coming to a new environment might feel overwhelming at first. For [...] Read more

Considering international adoption?

Considering international adoption?

The need to have a psychological evaluation is a prerequisite when adopting a child from another country. Although the requirements can vary for each country, usually a clinical interview and some [...] Read more

Just speak up

Just speak up

Next week is Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week (15-21 November 2015). It’s common for pregnant women and new mothers to feel overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, frustrated and just plain [...] Read more

We've moved!

We've moved!

Cloudberry Clinic has a new home in Woollahra, in the heart of the Eastern suburbs. Our official relocation opening is the 14th September 2015. Cloudberry Clinic will remain a separate entity, sharing [...] Read more

Stress – Friend or Foe?

Stress – Friend or Foe?

Stress has been getting some pretty good press lately. A number of recent books and articles have been selling its benefits and urging us to embrace it as our friend. Is that possible? A pounding [...] Read more

Think you are alone, think again...

Think you are alone, think again...

In Australia, 1 in 5 women will experience depression and 1 in 3 women will experience anxiety in a lifetime. Anxiety and depression in our community is more common than you might think, and [...] Read more

Experts and the science of spanking, spoiling and child control

Experts and the science of spanking, spoiling and child control

Over the past two centuries, society has come to expect a great deal from mothers, and mothers have come to expect a lot of themselves. What people have called optimal mothering has changed [...] Read more

“…there there dear, have a Bex and a good lie down…”

“…there there dear, have a Bex and a good lie down…”

We’ve come a long way from the days when there was an expectation that we should button our lips and keep our emotions under wraps--and when a lack of any serious attempt to deal with emotional issues [...] Read more