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Teen’s Mental Health Needs More Thought

Young people in regional and rural areas are crying out for more mental health services. Data from Mission Australia’s Youth Survey 2016 shows one in four young people in areas such as Dubbo have a probable serious mental illness. About 52 per cent of young people said they had a problem which needed professional help [...]

10 Ways To Improve Positive Body Image

When it comes to body image issues, the struggle is equal for men and women. The feeling of low self-confidence, being judged for your weight, not fitting into clothes and the pressure to live up to society's standard of a body type can be all too crippling. It’s normal to be insecure, to compare ourselves to [...]

Encouraging Positive Mental Health

Mental health is becoming a more widely discussed topic. It’s apparent that maintaining positive mental health can contribute to stronger overall well-being. However, there is a stigma commonly associated with mental health issues that often prevents those from seeking help. Where do we begin? Our children. 14 percent of Australian children between the ages of [...]

By |2018-06-18T17:39:01+00:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Why The Old Way of Parenting No Longer Works

Every couple of years a book or article arrives diagnosing parents with catastrophic spinelessness. The power pyramid has been inverted, they warn, and the children are in, and therefore out of, control. "Command. Don't ask. Don't negotiate," instructs Leonard Sax in his 2016 book "The Collapse of Parenting," in which he blames parents for a [...]

By |2018-06-18T17:29:00+00:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture|Tags: , , |0 Comments

How Parents Can Support Young People’s Mental Health

Parents play a key role in helping children develop good mental health. It is important that parents support and encourage positive mental health habits in children from an early age, and continue encouraging positive mental health behaviours during adolescence. These positive habits will support young people’s health and wellbeing in all life domains into the [...]

By |2018-06-04T13:52:03+00:00June 4th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Xavier Ellis: Mental Health Serious Issue in AFL

It was winter 2013 - late in the evening - when my mobile began buzzing from the kitchen table. Alastair Clarkson’s name was flashing brightly on the screen, and immediate panic set in. When a head coach calls after dark, it’s like a police officer knocking on the front door: it can only be bad [...]

By |2018-04-30T15:58:36+00:00April 26th, 2018|Categories: Depression, Mental Illness, Suicide|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Managing an Employee with Mental Health Issues – What You Need to Know

Sadly, mental illness affects a high proportion of the Australian population, with BeyondBlue reporting that 45% of the Australian population will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. As employers, how do we deal with mental illness in our workforce? Furthermore, is it any of our business? Employees do not always disclose a mental illness [...]

Loneliness More Likely to Affect Young People

Young adults are more likely to feel lonely than older age groups, says a study from the Office for National Statistics. The research found that almost 10% of people aged 16 to 24 were "always or often" lonely - the highest proportion of any age group. This was more than three times higher than people [...]

Self-Rating Mental Health as ‘Good’ Predicts Positive Future Mental Health

Researchers have found that when a person rates their current mental health as 'positive' despite meeting criteria for a mental health problem such as depression, it can predict good mental health in the future, even without treatment. Using data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, Sirry Alang of Lehigh University and her co-authors, Donna D. [...]

By |2018-04-09T09:07:01+00:00April 6th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How Parents’ Arguments Really Affect Their Children

It is normal for parents to argue, but the way these disagreements affect children varies greatly. What can parents and carers do to limit the harm caused by their rows? What happens at home really does affect children's long-term mental health and development. But it is not only the relationship between the parent and child [...]