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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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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 Neanderthal In You Is Probably To Blame For Your Mood

Researchers have found that Neanderthals passed on a lot more traits than you might think including skin tone, hair colour, sleeping patterns and even mood. Around 2% of the DNA of non-African people is Neanderthal, which means that inevitably there were always going to be some traits that were passed down. Until now though, it [...]

By | 2017-10-16T12:56:50+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: 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

7 Ways to ‘Make Healthy Normal’ for Your Family

With 50 percent of NSW adults overweight or obese, we are living in an environment where being unhealthy is becoming the norm. As spring has well and truly arrived and the weather is warming up across the country, there is no better time to refresh your routine and improve your health and wellbeing. With the days [...]

The Worrying Trend in the Minds of Young Australians

Working out what’s going on in the minds of younger Australians can be both confusing and frustrating. Are they happy, worried, feeling like they don’t belong, or all of the above? A new survey of 47,000 children across Australia, aged between 6 and 18, may give us a better sense of what makes them tick. [...]

By | 2017-10-16T12:41:50+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments