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Mental Health No Longer Taboo AFL Topic

GWS coach Leon Cameron says the AFL industry is heading in the right direction when it comes to mental health. The days of being told to harden up at an AFL club are long gone, for both coaches and players. Sydney veteran Heath Grundy this week became the latest player to take time away from [...]

By |2018-08-06T12:19:59+00:00August 6th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Psychiatrist’s Quick Guide on How to Talk to Your Children About Mental Health

The parents and carers I meet through my job as a child and adolescent psychiatrist often tell me about young people in their lives who are suffering from anxiety or low mood. I can sometimes hear an element of desperation or hopelessness in their voice, which may come from the fact they have no idea what [...]

By |2018-02-16T10:52:11+00:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How Social Media Can Make Life Better for Young People in Care

When young people are “looked after” by the state, they can live in a variety of care placements including children’s homes, foster parents or with friends or birth family relatives. These young people are known to be especially vulnerable to poor mental health. Many share too much with people who may do them harm – [...]

By |2018-02-16T10:52:42+00:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Great Teacher/Student Relationships

Of course we all know that relationships are central to teaching, and of course we all know that good relationships are pre-cursor to good teaching. But I wonder if we can clarify what a good Teacher/Student relationship looks like? In my experience good relationships in the classroom don’t depend on likeability as such. By that [...]