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10 Tips for Teacher Wellbeing

Tips for teacher wellbeing from ReachOut Schools The busyness that comes with starting the new school year can come as a shock to the system when you’re still in relaxed holiday mode. Check out ReachOut Schools’ 10 tips for surviving the shift, and for making your wellbeing a priority in 2018.   How to keep [...]

By | 2018-01-23T09:10:23+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

‘Are You Considering Suicide?’

'Are You Considering Suicide?' and other questions to ask your co-workers In a glass conference room in midtown Manhattan, a few dozen employees from Beacon Health Inc.are taking turns asking each other an incredibly awkward question: "Are you having thoughts of suicide?" There's a right way to ask and a wrong way, and they're here [...]

4 Ways a Pet Increases Your Lifespan

Dogs, cats and other animal friends are more important than we realise. Pet owners will often swear their beloved pooch or moggie does wonders for their wellbeing, and now we have empirical proof. A new study has found dog ownership is linked to improved heart health for humans. This is an important finding, given heart disease is [...]

By | 2018-01-22T10:55:40+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

It’s Not Just You

It's not just you. Balancing work and study is getting harder in Australia. Australia has experienced progressive higher education policies, a social inclusion agenda and widened tertiary access. This has resulted in a rise in working-class, mature-aged, first-in-family and Indigenous students attending university. But government income support has not been quite so progressive. In fact, [...]

By | 2018-01-22T10:55:31+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

5 Most Common Causes of Stress Today

Stress has always been a protective emotional response throughout human evolution (it's what our ancestors used to survive!) but in modern times it's become ubiquitous, everyone you talk to is stressed. In-fact, the Stress and Wellbeing survey in Australia reported that 72% of Australians said stress affects their physical health. What do we mean by [...]

By | 2018-01-22T10:55:15+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Cyber-bullying Campaign Launched After Suicide of Amy ‘Dolly’ Everett

A 14-year-old girl from a well-known Northern Territory cattle family who took her own life last week has been remembered by her family as a "kind, caring and beautiful soul" as they launched a social media campaign to raise awareness of bullying and harassment. The family of Amy "Dolly" Everett, who was once the face [...]

By | 2018-01-15T14:17:00+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: Bullying, Cybersafety, Suicide|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Must-Do After School Activity in 2018

Aussie parents are urged to consider youth theatre as an after school activity this year, with recent research revealing the positive impact on mental wellbeing. According to a new report from the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP), participation in youth theatre had a positive impact on the wellbeing of 94 per cent of youth involved, [...]

By | 2018-01-15T14:15:54+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Facebook to Increase ‘Meaningful Interactions’

Facebook has introduced sweeping changes to the kinds of posts, videos and photos that its more than two billion members will see most often, saying on Thursday that it would prioritize what their friends and family share and comment on while de-emphasizing content from publishers and brands. The shift is the most significant overhaul in [...]

Three Reasons to Get Stress Levels in Check in 2018

It’s difficult not to get stressed in our fast-paced lives. Whether you’re working overtime, battling exams, or caring for a sick relative, chronic stress has become commonplace. When we’re acutely stressed, the fight-or-flight system jumps into action, sending a surge of adrenaline through the body. This product of evolution dramatically increases our reaction speed and [...]

The Many Benefits For Teenagers to Have Jobs

If your teenager heads back to school next year, you might be already thinking about what after-school activities they’re going to do. Footy? Netball? Soccer? Recent research shows that another option — adolescent work experience — can pay big dividends later in life. Many schools and parents push children to engage in excessive after-school activities. [...]

By | 2018-01-08T15:04:25+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Categories: Science & Research, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments