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Lonely in lockdown? You’re not alone. 1 in 2 Australians feel more lonely since coronavirus

Michelle H Lim, Swinburne University of Technology Many Victorians are now well into their second round of stage 3 lockdown, under which there are only a handful of reasons one can leave home — and for many who live alone, it’s starting to grate. Under the rules, partnered people are allowed to visit a boyfriend [...]

By |2020-07-27T15:26:51+10:00July 27th, 2020|Categories: Resilience, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Talking to young people about coronavirus (COVID-19) – Phase One: bewilderment and fear

The role of parents and adults in talking to young people through this time is crucial. As the situation progresses the types of challenges we will face will change as will the general reaction of most people. This will most likely follow some fairly predictable stages. I will release a series of statements over the [...]

By |2020-04-09T15:33:56+10:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Resilience|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The psychology of isolation

Self-isolation can be difficult and boring, but it can also be an opportunity for self-reflection and renewal. In many cultures, this is traditionally the purpose self-isolation has served.Self-isolation in religious traditions is in many ways about practising self-restraint and withdrawing from the ills of society. Fasting during Ramadan, Good Friday or Lent are exercises in [...]

By |2020-04-06T15:32:35+10:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: Resilience|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How to motivate kids to practice hard things

It's never been easier to seek out instant gratification and to stave off boredom almost indefinitely. So it's not surprising that many young people are struggling with the repetitive, often boring practice and study required to master skills and cement new knowledge. Anyone can be taught the value and the how-to of deliberate practice, however. [...]

Five ways to build resilience in kids

By Rachelle Matheson What is resilience? It is the ability to ‘bounce back’ following a disappointment or adverse event. A child with good resilience generally has good social and emotional competencies for their age that help them name their emotions and their feelings, show good problem-solving capabilities and generally make good decisions. There have been [...]

To help students overcome setbacks, they need to develop ‘academic buoyancy’

Teachers, parents, and academics have become increasingly concerned about the increase of mental health distress in students. Many schools have begun to address this issue by focusing on building student resilience. Academic resilience is a person’s ability to respond effectively to long-term academic challenges, such as chronic underachievement. Australian psychologists Andrew Martin and Herbert Marsh [...]

By |2019-04-01T15:33:58+11:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: Resilience|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Student Wellbeing Program A Review

Generation Next ‘s first Student and Youth Wellbeing Program of 2019 was a huge success. The beautiful creative confines of the Casula Powerhouse Performing Arts Centre provided a backdrop for a day of wellbeing education. It wasn’t just the excellent students from local schools that got to participate, but also more than ten thousand teens [...]

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