Telephone-based treatments can help children with disruptive behaviour and anxiety


Many children suffer from disruptive behaviour or anxiety disorders, but access to care for this group is notoriously poor because there are so many barriers to receiving help.  Psychotherapy takes time and there remains a lack of funding and a dearth of trained professionals to deliver quality care.  Added to this is the stigma experienced [read the full story…]

Support for stopping smoking through a telephone quit line: a new trial


Today’s blog comes courtesy of my friend and yours, the Lifestyle Elf: “Mr Watson, come here, I want you”. These are the first intelligble words transmitted over a telephone, by Alexander Graham Bell to his assistant, back in 1876. Nowadays, any observer of ears in the street will see a large proportion attached to mobiles; [read the full story…]