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Canberra to Fall Short on School Psychologists, Despite Three-Year Hiring Effort

Canberra will not have enough school psychologists to meet the demand of students with mental health issues by the time it has finished hiring in 2020. Last year, the ACT Government committed to employ an additional 20 school psychologists over three years — one of the recommendations made in the Shaddock review, the report launched [...]

Schools Should Ban Mobile Phones to Improve Students’ Academic Results and Mental Wellbeing

In a lifestyle change which would have seemed unbelievable a generation ago, more teenagers own a telephone than a bike. The crucible happened six years ago: 2012 was the year teen mobile phone ownership crossed the 50 per cent mark. Since then, the saturation of these hand held devices has only increased, nine out of [...]

Are Teachers Getting Bullied?

Research and discussions with teachers – at both the elementary and high school level – suggests that teachers are easy targets for bullies, that the bullying of teachers is on the rise, and that the bullying is coming from several sources. Students as Bullies. Some experts argue that student bullying of teachers is reaching epidemic proportions. [...]

By |2017-12-11T13:28:19+00:00December 11th, 2017|Categories: Bullying, Mental Illness, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Building Student Confidence and Self-Esteem

Online learning environments have been a game changer for Australian distance educators whose ‘classrooms’ cover thousands of square kilometres, but it’s more than just a case of being able to reach isolated areas. The technology is also allowing teachers to provide one-to-one support and immediate feedback to students who are struggling with issues such as [...]

The Worrying Trend in the Minds of Young Australians

Working out what’s going on in the minds of younger Australians can be both confusing and frustrating. Are they happy, worried, feeling like they don’t belong, or all of the above? A new survey of 47,000 children across Australia, aged between 6 and 18, may give us a better sense of what makes them tick. [...]

By |2017-10-16T12:41:50+00:00October 16th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Deadly Hidden Disorder Inside Our Universities

Rebecca Gallagher was less than six months into her first semester when she was found dead inside her University of Sydney college dormitory. She had been inactive for a day on Facebook messenger, her classmates say, which was unusual for the vivacious former Kincoppal-Rose Bay pupil who had a habit of collecting friends. The last day of [...]

Making A Difference To Student Wellbeing In Schools

Schools are not just places where students acquire academic skills, they also help students become more resilient in the face of adversity, feel more connected with the people around them, and aim higher in their aspirations for their future. Not least, schools are the first place where children experience society in all its facets and [...]

Rising Mental Health Problems In Students Needs Addressing

Concerns about the state of university students’ mental health slowly have been filtering out, but the scale and neglect of the issue has remained hidden through a lack of data and transparency. We could be confident with 60 per cent of tertiary students falling into the peak age of risk for mental disorder, that at [...]

By |2017-05-05T14:12:15+00:00May 5th, 2017|Categories: Mental Illness|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How Student Happiness Is Crucial To Learning

Parents and schools spend a lot of time worrying about how kids measure up academically. Less attention goes to how happy kids are while they’re learning, and what that means for parents and schools. The OECD is trying to change that. New results from its high-profile PISA test, used to measure student achievement among 15-year-olds [...]

By |2017-05-01T10:29:06+00:00May 1st, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How Effective Are Your Student Wellbeing Strategies?

The Education Partners What is social and emotional wellbeing? Social and emotional wellbeing is about happiness and life satisfaction. It is about positive feelings, character strengths, engagement, relationships, meaningful activity and accomplishment. Promoting the social and emotional wellbeing of students is important to ensure that all young people are supported to live happy and fulfilling lives. Additionally, research has [...]