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6 Easy Ways To Support Your Child’s Mental Health

Children's mental health in Britain is seeing a steady decline, with the latest statistics showing that over half of mental health problems start by the age of 14 and 75% by the age of 18. In the news out today, Childline even revealed it has carried out its highest number of counselling sessions with young people having suicidal [...]

By | 2017-10-23T12:29:24+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How To Make Friends

Wikihow One way to be happier is to increase the quality of our friendships. Whether you are a sociable person or a loner, friendships are important. One of the easiest ways to remain engaged and interested at school, at work or in life is to enjoy the company of the people that we are [...]

Wellbeing Protective Factors That Are Particularly Important For School Children 

Stock Images It’s now estimated that 1 in 7 children experience mental health difficulties. Half of all serious mental health problems begin before the age of 14. We also know however that early intervention to address difficulties can improve the chance of long-term mental health and wellbeing (KidsMatter, 2015). The work of Paul A. LeBuffe, Valerie [...]

From Tiger To Free-Range Parents – What Research Says About Pros And Cons Of Popular Parenting Styles

What type of parent are you? Designed by Wes Mountain, CC BY-ND What’s the best way to raise your child? It’s a question that has provoked the publication of numerous books, and seen authors race to coin the next quirky name for a new style of parenting. And it turns out there are [...]

When Gaming Is Not A Problem 

Getty Images One of the most common questions I get asked by parents about gaming addiction is ‘How can I tell if my child has a problem?’ While there are well documented physical, behavioural and psychological symptoms of gaming addiction, the risk of reading through these checklists is that parents can sometimes become unnecessarily worried about fairly normal [...]

Major Depression Might Be Averted By Online Help

Credit: Syda Productions/Shutter Stock People who may be sliding toward depression might be able to prevent the full-blown disorder by completing some self-help exercises online, a new study suggests. Researchers found that men and women who had some symptoms of depression and used a web-based mental health program that was supported by an [...]

By | 2016-05-22T19:04:44+00:00 May 22nd, 2016|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

5 Messages We Need To Give Young People About Ecstasy

http://www.drugs.health.gov.au Ecstasy continues to be a popular drug in Australia. Although recent use (use in the past year) has decreased since 2007, those reporting ever having tried the drug has continued to rise to almost 11% of the Australian population aged 14 years and over. The number of school-based young people who reported recent use of the drug had remained fairly steady for [...]

By | 2016-05-15T22:08:04+00:00 May 15th, 2016|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Real Reasons You Procrastinate – And How To Stop

The secret mind tricks that keep you from getting stuff done. Photo: Getty Images Have you ever sat down to complete an important task -- and then suddenly discovered you were up loading the dishwasher or engrossed in the Wikipedia entry about Chernobyl? Or perhaps you suddenly realise that the dog needs to [...]

How Parents Can Help Students In The Senior Years Of School

Shutterstock When you have a student completing the senior years of school, everyone in the family is doing Year 11 or 12. Here are a few ideas for coming through these years flourishing, and having everyone’s dignity intact. Parents have a vital role in helping students: Manage time Manage energy Manage stress Manage to get [...]