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When talking is daunting: tips from a psychologist

As a clinical psychologist formerly working in psychiatric crisis teams, Andrew Fuller has had more than his share of conversations with troubled young people. Nevertheless, he’s aware that most of these conversations don’t start with a mental health professional. So regardless of how ill-equipped you feel to have these conversations, when a young person comes [...]

Why Bullied Children Are Reluctant To Seek Help From Teachers

In Australia, approximately one student in five is bullied at school every few weeks or more often. Many of these students suffer serious emotional and psychological harm, such as persistent anxiety, depression and suicidal thinking, and are unable to concentrate on their school work. It is clear they need help. Teachers routinely inform students that [...]

By |2017-07-03T16:47:40+10:00July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Bullying|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Relationships – Trust

Pixabay Images Trust is the foundation of a successful relationship. It is the first element in the Relationship Quotient (RQ). Trust is the belief that a person will not put their interests ahead of yours. Without trust there can be no growth, no emotional healing and no peace. Trust is an act of honesty [...]

The Relationship Quotient: Creating Successful Relationships

Flikr Images Welcome to our 6-part series on healthy and positive relationships! Over the next 6 weeks we will be featuring a series of articles from Andrew Fuller on the Relationship Quotient and its components, and how we can support young people create meaningful, positive relationships. We would like to discuss helping people develop [...]

Building Trust With Your Teen 

The definition of trust is the firm belief in the reliability, truth or strength of someone or something. Trust is a two-way street. It is incredibly difficult to trust another person if they are not behaviourally or verbally reliable. While your teen may trust that you will provide food, a home, education and clothes, it does not end there. Teens also [...]

By |2015-04-06T22:46:36+10:00April 2nd, 2015|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

‘Intelligent people are more likely to trust others’

Intelligent people are more likely to trust others, while those who score lower on measures of intelligence are less likely to do so, says a new study. Oxford University researchers based their finding on an analysis of the General Social Survey, a nationally representative public opinion survey carried out in the United States every one [...]

Great Teacher/Student Relationships

Of course we all know that relationships are central to teaching, and of course we all know that good relationships are pre-cursor to good teaching. But I wonder if we can clarify what a good Teacher/Student relationship looks like? In my experience good relationships in the classroom don’t depend on likeability as such. By that [...]

The people who help to raise your children

We have to be vigilant about who we bring into our children’s lives.  We have to be wary. But we also have to trust in others and in society to help us raise our children.  Once the checks and balances are made, the safety parameters are installed we need to make a leap of faith. [...]