The importance of understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Join Andrew Fuller as he chats with guest Dr Chris Wever on understanding ADHD in children The prevalence of ADHD in Australia and the importance of diagnosis Diagnosing ADHD, its effect on children, and treatment options Strategies and resources for parents, teachers and those who support children and adolescents with ADHD Listen now below: [...]

By |2022-07-29T11:55:36+10:00July 20th, 2022|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Podcast|Tags: |0 Comments

Time in hospital sets back tens of thousands of children’s learning each year, but targeted support can help them catch up

Rebecca Mitchell, Macquarie University and Anne McMaugh, Macquarie University NAPLAN scores can tell us about a child’s learning, but can they also help us to support learners who have had a serious injury or a long-term chronic illness like asthma or epilepsy? Children who spend time in hospital for these reasons miss out on time [...]

By |2022-07-04T10:48:39+10:00July 4th, 2022|Categories: Learning, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Mental Illness|Tags: |0 Comments

Anxiety & the effects of COVID on young people

Join Andrew Fuller as he chats with guest A/Prof Noel Cranswick about the rising levels of anxiety in young people during COVID. Clinical anxiety is on the rise due to dramatic changes: School, friends, online social interaction, family stress, home environment and more The increase in screen usage and its health ramifications Practical approaches to [...]

By |2022-02-22T09:54:03+11:00February 21st, 2022|Categories: Anxiety, COVID, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Podcast|Tags: |0 Comments

Anxiety, depression and suicide prevention

Andrew Fuller and guest Clinical A/Prof David Horgan on helping young people deal with resistant depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts How to ask about stress, anxiety, depression and emotional pain How to ask about suicidal thinking in young people Mindset and thinking differences in developmental stages of life Online tools and resources Listen now [...]

By |2021-10-27T18:42:15+11:00October 25th, 2021|Categories: Depression, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Podcast, self-harm, Suicide|Tags: |0 Comments

More children are self-harming since the start of the pandemic. Here’s what parents and teachers can do to help

By Emily Berger, Monash University There has been a reported spike in young people attending emergency departments for self-harm and suicide during the pandemic. In New South Wales, presentations to emergency departments for self-harm and suicidal thoughts are reportedly up by 47% since before the pandemic. In the year to July 29 2021, there were [...]

By |2021-09-13T12:16:31+10:00September 13th, 2021|Categories: COVID, self-harm|Tags: |0 Comments

Double trouble: How severe lockdown restrictions have taken a toll on population mental health

This article is based on research carried out by Jane Fisher, Karin Hammarberg, Maggie Kirkman, Thach Tran, Heather Rowe, Jayagowri Sastry, Ruby Stocker, Hau Nguyen, and Sally Popplestone, on behalf of the Monash COVID-19 Mental Health Research Group, Global and Women’s Health Unit, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. As millions of Australians adapt [...]

By |2021-08-09T11:59:53+10:00August 9th, 2021|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: |0 Comments

How caring for children can help Aboriginal Elders during lockdown

Susan Collings, University of Sydney; Irene Wardle, University of Sydney, and John Gilroy, University of Sydney Quotes in this research are from participants who cannot be named due to research ethics requirements. Pandemic-induced lockdowns have provided stories of both hardship and resilience. This extends to families in the community caring for children in out-of-home care, [...]

By |2021-08-06T13:17:15+10:00July 26th, 2021|Categories: Mental Illness, Resilience, Society & Culture|Tags: |0 Comments

The GN Podcast with Andrew Fuller: Suicide Bereavement

In this episode: How young people are affected by suicide Practical advice on when and how to talk about this issue with young people Grief — what's normal, what's not Host: Andrew Fuller, Clinical Psychologist and Family Therapist, Speaker and Creator of Learning Strengths Guest: Monique Broadbent, Support Leader; Standby - Support After Suicide, Brisbane [...]

By |2021-09-06T15:47:03+10:00July 19th, 2021|Categories: Podcast, Suicide|0 Comments

Brain development is altered in people at high risk of psychosis

Dr Maria Di BiaseAs early as age 12, some young people are classified as being at high clinical risk of developing psychosis. The effects of psychosis can include mild delusions, hallucinations, and disorganised speech and the effects can impact on a person’s ability to function in everyday life. A young person is classified as high [...]

By |2021-06-16T12:56:32+10:00May 31st, 2021|Categories: Mental Illness|0 Comments

Men’s self-reliance linked to risk of self-harm

Professor Jane Pirkis and Tass MousaferiadisFor the first time large-scale empirical research has linked notions of what it is to be a man with suicidal thoughts, which the researchers argue puts a spotlight on the societal attitudes that may be putting men at greater risk of taking their own lives. The study of almost 14,000 [...]

By |2021-04-08T11:20:31+10:00March 30th, 2021|Categories: self-harm|0 Comments