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It’s Not Just You

It's not just you. Balancing work and study is getting harder in Australia. Australia has experienced progressive higher education policies, a social inclusion agenda and widened tertiary access. This has resulted in a rise in working-class, mature-aged, first-in-family and Indigenous students attending university. But government income support has not been quite so progressive. In fact, [...]

By | 2018-01-22T10:55:31+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

5 Most Common Causes of Stress Today

Stress has always been a protective emotional response throughout human evolution (it's what our ancestors used to survive!) but in modern times it's become ubiquitous, everyone you talk to is stressed. In-fact, the Stress and Wellbeing survey in Australia reported that 72% of Australians said stress affects their physical health. What do we mean by [...]

By | 2018-01-22T10:55:15+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Counsellors: Who to See for Your Mental Health Issues

Nearly half of us will experience a mental illness at some point in our lives. And all of us will go through periods of stress, sadness, grief and conflict. We're better able to navigate these periods when we are able to access the right support, medication or services. Sometimes the right treatment is lifesaving. There [...]

By | 2018-01-11T11:08:03+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Categories: Mental Illness|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Three Reasons to Get Stress Levels in Check in 2018

It’s difficult not to get stressed in our fast-paced lives. Whether you’re working overtime, battling exams, or caring for a sick relative, chronic stress has become commonplace. When we’re acutely stressed, the fight-or-flight system jumps into action, sending a surge of adrenaline through the body. This product of evolution dramatically increases our reaction speed and [...]

Early Intervention Key to Supporting Students With Anxiety

Roughly one in five students drop out of university in Australia in their first year. Students with prior emotional difficulties, who are doing their degrees part-time, mature age at entry, or from a lower socioeconomic status background are most likely to be in this category. Not all of these factors can be changed. But there are ways parents and [...]

By | 2018-01-08T15:04:23+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Mission Australia Youth Survey Results

Mission Australia have released results from the 16th Youth Survey, in which 24,055 young people aged 15 to 19 took part. Young people identified mental health, alcohol and drugs and equity and discrimination as the most important issues in Australia today, with around one third of young people identifying mental health (33.7%) or alcohol and [...]

Growing Up In Disadvantaged Areas May Affect Teens’ Brains, But Good Parenting Can Help

New research has found growing up in a disadvantaged neighbourhood may have negative effects on children’s brain development. But for males, at least, positive parenting negated these negative effects, providing some good lessons for parents. Living in a disadvantaged neighbourhood (where there are more people who have low income jobs or are unemployed, are less [...]

6 Tips To Make Meal Times Less Stressful For Your Children And For Yourself

Meal times with young children can be stressful, especially after a day at work or a day caring for them. And if they refuse to eat the nutritious dinner you’ve cooked, this can easily lead to frustration. Here are six things you could do to make meal times a bit less stressful. Tip 1: Get [...]

By | 2017-06-09T10:50:06+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Poor Children Face Higher Risk Of Early Puberty Because Of Stress and Duress

Boys who grow up in hardship are more than four times as at risk of starting puberty aged 10 than those who grow up in safer, wealthier households. And girls who grow up disadvantaged are twice as likely to start puberty early than others. The startling findings, which may help explain why disadvantaged children are [...]

How To Create A Low Stress Environment For Your Child

When you put a load on a piece of metal you stress it. That’s what the engineers call it. Stress. There’s actually a profession that deals only with understanding how much of a load any material can take. They’re called stress engineers. And these folks know everything about what happens when you exert a lot [...]