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Paediatrics | Psychiatry | Psychology  | Speech-Language Pathology | Occupational Therapy | Educational Support 

Our Story

EDUCARE was established in 1999 and has since developed into a multi-disciplinary practice that brings many related specialist medical, health and educational services into one location for the convenience of families in Newcastle and the Hunter Region.

While we work with clients of all ages, we specialise in helping children and teenagers to enhance their development potential and wellbeing. Our services include a comprehensive range of assessments, diagnostic and treatment to support families.

Our team is highly experienced and works together to empower children and teens to overcome mental, emotional, social and behavioural roadblocks.

When you book an appointment, you can expect genuine care and a personalised approach to improving health and quality of life for yourself and your child.

Our Vision

To unlock potential and
enhance well-being

Child Psychologists Newcastle

Dr Bruce R Youlden

BA; BEd; MA; MA; Ph.D
Managing Director

Dr Bruce Youlden took on the administrative responsibilities as the Managing Director of EDUCARE Specialist Services in January 2019.  Following on from a career of 42 years in Educational Leadership settings, Bruce is now directing his energies towards the continuing growth and development of EDUCARE as a multi-disciplinary medical, health and educational practice.

Child Psychologists Newcastle

Dr Anne-Marie J Youlden

BA; MA; MA; Ph.D; MAPS
Founding Director
Educational & Child Psychologist

Dr Anne-Marie Youlden is the Founding Director of EDUCARE and commenced her work as an Educational and Child Psychologist in Belmont and Warners Bay in 1999. Since that time and under her leadership, EDUCARE has grown into a leading multi-disciplinary medical and health practice within the region and is now located in the professional hub of Charlestown.

Our Team

Based in Newcastle and serving the Hunter Region, our medical and health specialists include paediatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists, speech-language pathologists, occupational and behavioural therapists.

Neurologists in Newcastle

Dr Patricia Caruana

MD (Medicine), General Neurologist

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Dr Patricia Caruana has been working as a doctor for 23 years. She graduated and trained in Germany and Switzerland and moved thereafter to work in the United Kingdom and then to Australia.

Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist Newcastle

Dr Ulli Schall

Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

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Dr Ulrich Schall has many years of experience working with young people affected by mental illness, which is complemented by a substantial track record in mental health research at the University of Newcastle’s Priority Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research.

Adult Psychiatrist Newcastle

Dr Cyriac Mathew

Adult Psychiatrist

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Dr Cyriac Mathew has many years of experience ensuring quality care of people affected by various mental illnesses, including assessment, medical management and psychosocial interventions.

Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist Newcastle

Dr Irosh Fernando

Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist

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Dr Fernando has joined the team of four Consultant Psychiatrists at EDUCARE and works in close collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team within the practice.

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