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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

Andrew Fuller’s 13 tips to set yourself up for a great year

Make this the year that you will remember for the rest of your life as the time you really set yourself on the pathway to success. There are several sure-fire ways to make this a great year. Build positive relationships with everyone you know Parents, teachers, friends, everyone! One of the ways of reducing your [...]

By |2020-01-29T18:01:13+11:00January 28th, 2020|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How to support mental health of young people in the workplace

Mental health issues amongst children and young adults have risen significantly in recent years. Whether this is due to the erosion of stigma surrounding the subject (and reporting it) or whether social, economic or technological concerns are to blame is a matter of some debate. Regardless of the causes of this rise, mental health is [...]

Dogs really can chase away loneliness

Feeling lonely? A dog may help. Our research out today confirms what many dog owners already know: dogs are great companions that can help you to feel less lonely. Cuddles and slobbery kisses, meeting other dog owners in the park and a general lift in mood all likely help. But our study, published today in [...]

By |2019-11-08T11:48:23+11:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Primary school boys exhibiting more emotional problems, with flow-on academic impacts

A new study into emotional and behavioural problems in Australian schoolboys aged eight to nine years old has found new and concerning trends in both the incidence and the impact of these problems, but no definitive cause. The Murdoch Children's Research Institute's Childhood to Adolescents Transition Study (CATS) found that one in five boys in [...]

Helping employees to avoid the post-holiday blues

'What did you do on the holidays?' It’s the common phrase uttered around the office and staff room upon the return to work after school holidays. As kids head back in to the classroom along with school staff and many parents around the country over the next two weeks, it is important to consider the [...]

9 mental health experts on getting over bad moods

One of the most frustrating things about mood is that, even for just one individual, there's no one coping mechanism that's guaranteed to improve your outlook all the time. That's why it's so important to have a few different strategies to call on. Initially you might have to try a range of different things to [...]

Career guidance for mental health

Being unemployed tends to be bad for your mental heath. We know this from long-term studies which show that people’s mental health often deteriorates when they become unemployed and can improve when they get a new job. It can be a vicious circle, since people with mental health difficulties can also struggle to get hired. [...]

Brisbane Gen Next seminar draws a crowd, a standing ovation and local media interest

Professionals in the education, community and health sectors flocked to The University of Queensland on Friday to attend the Brisbane Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People not-for-profit educational seminar from Generation Next. The annual circuit visits six states, and for some Brisbane attendees, it was their eighth time attending the seminar, which aims to [...]