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Generation Next is a social enterprise providing education and information to protect and enhance the mental health of young people.

How Childhood Trauma Changes Hormones

Exposure to traumatic experiences in childhood can have a negative impact on the development of the brain when it’s most vulnerable. Cases of childhood maltreatment are more common than reported; conservative estimates show over 45,000 Australian children were exposed to maltreatment in 2015 and 2016. Adversity in childhood can include experiences such as emotional, physical, and sexual [...]

‘Panic Button’ Mental Health App Released

An app that allows teens battling mental health issues to send an alert to a personalised support crew is set to launch. Wellington firm Melon Health, formerly Social Code, has designed and developed Code Blue to encourage youth struggling with bullying, anxiety or depression to reach out in their time of need. The app has been years in [...]

By | 2017-10-23T12:29:40+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Half of NSW Businesses Have No Mental Health Strategy

NSW employers are failing to address the mental health of their workers appropriately, with the construction and scientific industries among the worst performers, a rigorous new benchmarking tool shows. Fewer than one in 10 (8.8 per cent) of the state's workplaces have an integrated and sustained approach to mental health, according to an independent survey [...]

By | 2017-10-23T12:29:39+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Mental Illness, Society & Culture|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Using Hip Hop To Build Resilience

It's a genre of music that has its origins in the Bronx in New York in the 1960s, but hip hop has been embraced around the world as a potent form of youth culture. Although the form does have its critics — sexist, violent or homophobic language is one common complaint — the genre is [...]

By | 2017-10-23T12:29:38+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

From A Teenage Boy With Anorexia

Not all silence on mental health problems is down to stigma. Sometimes it’s difficult to articulate what’s wrong. You can’t talk about mental health without talking about stigma. Personally, I don’t like talking about stigma – the more you talk about something, the more you entrench it. People often cite fear of stigma as the [...]

By | 2017-10-23T12:29:35+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Eating Disorders, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Teenagers Engaging In ‘Digital Self-Harm’

In past decades, teenagers struggling to deal with their emotions might have coped by taking a razor blade to their forearm or extinguishing cigarettes on their skin. Today’s teens, products of the internet era, have found an additional outlet. Approximately 6% of adolescents between 12 and 17 years old engage in a practice known as [...]

‘Steep Rise’ In Self-Harm Among Teenage Girls

There has been a steep rise in reports of self-harm among girls aged 13 to 16, according to a study of data from GP practices across the UK. The BMJ study, which looked at figures from 2011-2014, said GPs could be getting better at picking up self-harm. But it was likely that rising stress and [...]

By | 2017-10-23T12:29:26+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Mental Illness|Tags: , , |0 Comments

6 Easy Ways To Support Your Child’s Mental Health

Children's mental health in Britain is seeing a steady decline, with the latest statistics showing that over half of mental health problems start by the age of 14 and 75% by the age of 18. In the news out today, Childline even revealed it has carried out its highest number of counselling sessions with young people having suicidal [...]

By | 2017-10-23T12:29:24+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The A-Z of Common Illnesses in School Children

Why do children get sick so often?  Bacteria and viruses are two distinct causes for infections in children.  Often a child will get a viral cold and then later on develop a secondary infection with bacteria which then turns into a condition such as a chest infection. It seems bacteria tend to infiltrate a body [...]

By | 2017-10-16T12:57:25+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Science & Research, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Boys and Gaming: Finding the Balance

Gaming on a computer or device is a wildly popular pastime for kids in Australia. In fact, 94 per cent of children between 6 and 15 play games and, while girls are fast gaining on them, gaming still remains more popular with boys. It seems that although (almost) everybody’s doing it, a lot of parents feel [...]

By | 2017-10-16T12:53:59+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Cybersafety, Society & Culture, Technology|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments