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Coronavirus could be a reset button for youth anxiety

There are of course not many upsides to a global pandemic, but one of them may be that the single biggest threat to youth wellbeing is lessened. Founders of free-play advocacy organisation Let Grow, Lenore Skenazy and Peter Gray, point out that anxiety is an already huge problem for young people that has also been [...]

By |2020-05-25T11:59:46+10:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

After COVID-19: The Longer-Term Impacts of the Coronavirus Crisis on Education

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) is stress-testing all aspects of society in uncomfortable and unsettling ways. In terms of education, COVID-19 has already stretched our education systems to breaking-point. By the end of March 2020, school closures had affected over 1.3 billion children and young people across the globe – that is nearly 80 per [...]

By |2020-04-06T15:34:08+10:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: Education|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

COVID-19 has thrown year 12 students’ lives into chaos. What can we do?

Schools have been progressively moving classes online due to the COVID-19 pandemic and there is uncertainty over what the next months may bring. This has thrown many year 12 students’ lives into chaos. States and territories are yet to determine what will happen with final year exams. More than 180,000 students are expected to complete [...]

By |2020-04-06T15:32:03+10:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: Anxiety, Education|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

10 tips to safeguard sleep in the anxious times of COVID-19

With the current coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, one of the recommendations by experts is social distancing and self-isolation when you experience symptoms. With the increase in travel restrictions and staying home, this is a good time to catch up on all the sleep lost as a result of our busy lifestyles. We spend a third [...]

By |2020-03-24T17:36:19+11:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Sleep|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Coronavirus lockdown is a dangerous time for victims of domestic abuse – here’s what you need to know

Emphasis is currently being placed on people to self-isolate from their places of work and leisure, posing the home as a place of relative safety during the coronavirus pandemic. However, there is growing concern about what impact this might have on those trapped in intimate relationships with people who use violence and abuse. For some [...]

By |2020-03-24T17:36:19+11:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Violence|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How to talk to your children about coronavirus: top 10 questions answered

Don't be afraid to talk to your kids about the pandemic. They need to hear from you. Professor Jennie Hudson, Director of Macquarie University's Centre for Emotional Health, has advice that will help. Your children have definitely heard about coronavirus, and right now they are looking to the adults in their life for guidance. Importantly, [...]

By |2020-03-23T13:30:04+11:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , |3 Comments
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