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Catchy public health messaging is what young people need at the moment

A principal in the USA has gone viral with a parody of MC Hammer's classic hit of "U Can't Touch This." Catchy public health messaging is what young people need at the moment  and this rap song about COVID from Dr Quentin J. Lee from Alabama provides just that. A resource like this one is [...]

By |2020-08-10T18:13:08+10:00August 10th, 2020|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|0 Comments

The emotional toll of COVID-19 among early childhood educators

Despite school closures (re)occurring around the world as a way to slow the spread of COVID-19, early childhood education and care (ECEC) providers in Australia have been encouraged to keep their doors open since the start of the crisis. While it was initially suggested there was evidence to suggest that young children were less likely to catch [...]

By |2020-08-10T16:36:33+10:00August 10th, 2020|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Get a proper chair, don’t eat at your desk, and no phones in the loo – how to keep your home workspace safe and hygienic

Libby Sander, Bond University; Lotti Tajouri, Bond University, and Rashed Alghafri, Bond University The onset of COVID-19 saw a dramatic shift, with many in the workforce suddenly finding themselves working from home. As hashtags sprung up on social media documenting makeshift work-from-home setups, it rapidly became evident that for many workers, their new improvised workspace [...]

By |2020-08-12T12:08:49+10:00August 10th, 2020|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|0 Comments

Your coping and resilience strategies might need to shift as the COVID-19 crisis continues

Craig Polizzi, Binghamton University, State University of New York and Steven Jay Lynn, Binghamton University, State University of New York As people in the U.S. mark six months of coronavirus, the challenges of coping with life during a pandemic continue to evolve. Most recently, reopening of parts of society under unsettled conditions and lingering threat [...]

By |2020-07-27T16:10:53+10:00July 27th, 2020|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|0 Comments

How much digital time is too much during COVID-19?

Dr Wonsun Shin Since COVID-19 restrictions came into force across Australia, many families have been adapting to a whole new way of life. Even now, several months in with some restrictions easing, most of us are spending unprecedented amounts of time in our homes. Our social lives have contracted, and our ability to enjoy time [...]

By |2020-07-27T12:25:59+10:00July 27th, 2020|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|0 Comments

Feeling hopeless? There are things you can do to create and maintain hope in a post-coronavirus world

Patrick O'Leary, Griffith University; Amy Young, Griffith University; Jennifer Boddy, Griffith University, and Jianqiang Liang, Griffith University Today is a far cry from what we hoped for and expected from 2020. After Australia’s disastrous summer of bushfires, the unprecedented upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic has seen serious social and economic effects for us individually and [...]

By |2020-07-14T13:37:09+10:00July 13th, 2020|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|0 Comments

Say what now? Speaking young adults’ language when it comes to health

A team of nutrition experts is deep into extended research on links between the health of Australia’s young adults, social media messaging, and the art of marketing – or how to communicate a difficult subject effectively. The aim of the research, by Monash’s Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food, is to figure out how best [...]

By |2020-07-14T13:52:48+10:00July 13th, 2020|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|0 Comments

How much digital time is too much during COVID-19?

Dr Wonsun Shin Since COVID-19 restrictions came into force across Australia, many families have been adapting to a whole new way of life. Even now, several months in with some restrictions easing, most of us are spending unprecedented amounts of time in our homes. Our social lives have contracted, and our ability to enjoy time [...]

By |2020-06-30T10:41:10+10:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|0 Comments

Coronavirus sparks new push for financial literacy education for Australian young people

Less than one in four young Australians have even a basic understanding of financial literacy, according to the latest Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey. This lack of understanding is exacerbating the financial strain caused by COVID-19, given that many young Australians have both low and unstable levels of income. The situation [...]

Maths, reading and better nutrition: all the reasons to cook with your kids

If you’re schooling your children at home, chances are you’re very time poor. By teaching your children to cook, you could bundle up some learning while also getting dinner or lunch prepared. Teaching children to cook healthy food helps them gain knowledge and skills across a range of subjects simultaneously. The bonus is, you could [...]

By |2020-05-25T12:18:09+10:00May 25th, 2020|Categories: Learning, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments