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The Double Paradox of Teen “Back to School” Sleep

Sleep supposedly refreshes and recharges our exhausted bodies. Holidays likewise have the same effect. Why then, after a long summer holiday, are teachers and parents seeing many teenagers returning to school in an exhausted and sleep deprived state? Why, also, do they seem, paradoxically, to be most sleepy first thing in the mornings, and over [...]

By |2018-09-24T11:56:25+00:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Sleep|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

5 tips to help manage your back-to-school mental health

If you're headed back to school, chances are you've already made at least one checklist. Got your schedule? Check. What about your supplies? Check. Talked with friends about which classes you have together? Bet you checked that one more than once. But there's something likely missing from your list, and it might be the most [...]

By |2018-08-20T15:57:46+00:00August 20th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How My Learning Difficulties Affected My Mental Health

dailymail.co.uk In the 63 years that I have been part of the learning difficulties world, I have both experienced and witnessed the suffering that is living with a learning difficulty. Learning difficulties are commonly considered a school-based issue; but struggling in school means struggling in life. This makes learning to be confident and acquiring a healthy mental attitude [...]

Mindfulness could help teachers avoid burnout

There are still a couple of weeks before most teachers in Australia will be returning to work. Many will not have given it a second thought as yet, and hopefully most will be looking forward to it, but some teachers will be dreading the return to the classroom. Burnout and other mental health related issues [...]