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Teachers urged to address porn factor

"Young people must have the skills to reject a sexuality that eroticises degradation and violence as it undermines their ability to have healthy and fulfilling intimate relationships"   via Teachers urged to address porn factor.         Mental Health & Wellbeing of Young People Seminars If you want to find out more about the [...]

By |2012-08-17T19:44:28+10:00February 20th, 2012|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Sexting in the USA- New Survey Results

 The Crimes Against Children Research Center conducted two national surveys to develop a better understanding of sexting. The Third Youth Internet Safety Survey was a telephone survey done in 2010 with national sample of 1560 youth Internet users aged  10–17 years and their parents.  Almost 10% of youth (mostly girls aged 16–17 years) said they had "appeared [...]

20% of Young People Happy if Christmas Cancelled

A recent Headspace survey revealed how Australian young people felt about the recent christmas season: Only half of young people would be disappointed if Christmas got cancelled, while one in five would actually be relieved; One third said Chrismas made them feel worse than usual, while one third said it made them feel better, and one [...]

Risk of Heart Attack after Death of a Loved One

A new study suggesting that the risk for heart attack increases dramatically within 24 hours after the death of a loved one. Nearly 2000 patients were interviewed while hospitalized for heart attack. Of these, 270 reported that a significant person in their lives had died within the past 6 months, with 19 learning of a [...]

By |2012-08-17T18:46:08+10:00January 11th, 2012|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Link Between Education and Wellbeing Begins in Early Childhood

research has established links between a lack of development of skills such as motivation and self-confidence in childhood and levels of criminal activity, teenage pregnancy and underachievement in education and employment later in life via When the best start in life turns out to be an early start.

Mental illness a significant issue with regard to our national wellbeing

Untreated mental illness and obesity were considered so significant that even accounting for the gains made elsewhere - in life expectancy and reducing preventable hospitalisations - health was an overall drag on our national wellbeing. via Happy to live longer but mental illness and obesity still need to be dealt with.

Mixed Outcome on Alcohol Labelling for Pregnancy

The proposed pregnancy warning labels are inadequate. The pregnancy warning labels should be: Mandatory, so that the label appears prominently on all products and point of sale Consistent size and position, to ensure that the label is visible Developed by health behaviour and public health experts Accompanied by a public education campaign The industry’s current [...]

Decadence: The Decline of the Western World

Fascinating documentary featuring many incisive ideas and interviews with leading thinkers including Richard Eckersley, who spoke at a number of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Seminars in 2011. Trailer and exclusive interview with Pria Viswalingam here Decadence: The Decline of the Western World. Movie website here: No showing!

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