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

Five teens who changed the world

This BBC article profiles a group of teens who are making great strides in social, political and environmental arenas. Greta Thunberg is a Swedish teen activist has become a leading voice for climate change activism. Malala Yousafzai wrote and published an anonymous diary about her life in Pakistan under Taliban rule when she was just [...]

By |2019-05-07T00:45:33+10:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: Society & Culture|0 Comments

5 big mental health benefits of a belly laugh

Laughing is fun, and it turns out that it’s also great for mental health, according to LYSN psychologist Noosha Anzab. As Anzab recently told BHG, laughter has a similar effect on the mind as exercise, and can reduce feelings of mental depletion, can change a person’s mood, strengthen the immune system, and even act as [...]

By |2019-05-06T17:00:05+10:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dads and daughters in the spotlight

Journalist and author Madonna King has taken deep dive into the relationship between dads and their daughters in a new book called Fathers and Daughters. In researching her book, King spoke to 400 fathers and 1300 girls, as well as a number of experts, to take a closer look at the complicated relationship that becomes [...]

By |2019-05-06T23:54:31+10:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Social experiment reunites neighbourhood kids

An experimental pilot program that aims to encourage kids to do what once came naturally, and go 'free-range' around the neighbourhood, has taken place in Queensland. The program, which took place late last year in two Caboolture estates, Riverbank and Rangeview, encouraged kids to go outside and play with their neighbours, according to an ABC [...]

By |2019-05-07T00:34:42+10:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: Society & Culture|0 Comments

Portrait of an anxiety trailblazer

Australian anxiety expert and Generation Next collaborator Prof Jennie Hudson has been captured on canvas by 2019 Archibald Prize entrant Joe Lander. Professor Hudson is the Director of the Centre for Emotional Health, a Professor at the Department of Psychology at Macquarie University, and a previous Generation Next educational seminar presenter – and it was [...]

By |2019-05-07T00:38:38+10:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Psychedelics to treat mental illness? Australian researchers are giving it a go

An estimated one in ten Australians were taking antidepressants in 2015. That’s double the number using them in 2000, and the second-highest rate of antidepressant use among all OECD countries. Yet some studies have found antidepressants might be no more effective than placebo. Not only does this mean many Australians aren’t experiencing relief from their [...]

By |2019-04-29T17:51:58+10:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: Mental Illness, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Charting the difference between “toxic positivity” and support

Positivity is powerful, but it isn’t always the best way to help others, writes Sarah Schuster in Good Magazine. Her observations come in response to a “Toxic Positivity” graphic that has picked up steam on a number of popular social media platforms. The graphic was created by Whitney Hawkins Goodman, LMFT, owner of The Collaborative [...]

By |2019-04-29T18:00:55+10:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: |0 Comments

Trauma: five reasons to talk about it

Trauma was once thought to be rare. Until just a couple of decades ago, even mental health professionals defined trauma as an event “outside the range of usual human experience” - but as Ellen Hendriksen explains, that was before a 1995 study revealed that 61 percent of US men and 51 percent of US women [...]

By |2019-04-29T18:04:58+10:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: Trauma|0 Comments

Autism expert announced for upcoming Generation Next not-for-profit educational seminar

Dr Emma Goodall Some of the thinking styles and ways of experiencing the world that typify autistic people can create barriers to learning in traditional ways. The interplay between strengths, interests and effective learning for autistic students will be explored in an upcoming Generation Next seminar by autism consultant, teacher, blogger and published [...]

By |2019-05-06T23:29:46+10:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: Learning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What’s the school cleaner’s name? How kids, not just cleaners, are paying the price of outsourcing

Frances Flanagan, University of Sydney This is an edited extract from The New Disruptors, the 64th edition of Griffith Review. It is a little longer than most published on The Conversation. It is supposed to be a test of character. An A+ student sits down to the final exam of his degree and is surprised [...]

By |2019-04-30T06:54:34+10:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: Society & Culture|0 Comments