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Gambling With Children’s Lives in ‘Uncontrolled Social Experiment’

Children are being bombarded with gambling adverts in an ‘uncontrolled social experiment on today’s youth’, a Government report has warned. In a damning review, the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board said nine out of ten young people had been exposed to gambling adverts and marketing on TV and social media. As a result, gambling risks becoming [...]

By |2018-07-02T16:41:23+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Gambling, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Less Than a Quarter of Youth Treated for Anxiety Stay in Remission Long Term

Further study of pediatric anxiety disorders is needed to better understand the increased risk for various adult mental health disorders For the majority of affected youth, anxiety disorders are chronic, even after a successful course of evidence-based treatments, reports a study published in the July 2018 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP). [...]

By |2018-07-02T11:00:39+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Science & Research|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Mums Under 25 ‘Most Likely to Get Postnatal Depression’

Women who have a baby before they are 25-years-old are more likely than any other age group to have post-natal depression. A new study by Public Health England spoke to 7,000 women about their reproductive health. It also found mums aged 16 to 24 were the least likely to share how they're feeling. Symptoms include frightening [...]

By |2018-07-02T10:53:44+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Mental Illness, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Staff Narrowly Prevent Child’s Suicide as Don Dale Reaches ‘Crisis Point’

Staff unions have described Darwin's Don Dale Youth Detention Centre as once again being consumed by a violent crisis. A series of violent incidents at the centre over the last month have not been made public by the Territory Government. "It's been at crisis point for quite a while now, and it needs to get [...]

The Must-Do After School Activity in 2018

Aussie parents are urged to consider youth theatre as an after school activity this year, with recent research revealing the positive impact on mental wellbeing. According to a new report from the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP), participation in youth theatre had a positive impact on the wellbeing of 94 per cent of youth involved, [...]

By |2018-01-15T14:15:54+00:00January 15th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Using Hip Hop To Build Resilience

It's a genre of music that has its origins in the Bronx in New York in the 1960s, but hip hop has been embraced around the world as a potent form of youth culture. Although the form does have its critics — sexist, violent or homophobic language is one common complaint — the genre is [...]

By |2017-10-23T12:29:38+00:00October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Facebook And Twitter ‘Harm Young People’s Mental Health’

Four of the five most popular forms of social media harm young people’s mental health, with Instagram the most damaging, according to research by two health organisations. Instagram has the most negative impact on young people’s mental wellbeing, a survey of almost 1,500 14- to 24-year-olds found, and the health groups accused it of deepening [...]

Children’s Forgotten ‘Middle Years’, Ages 8-14, Are Crucial To Wellbeing

Early intervention when children are very young – from birth to three years of age, while their brains and skills are developing rapidly – can dramatically improve life prospects. Basics such as good nutrition, language development, and physical, cognitive and social skills can be helped by family and supported by social and early-child development programs. [...]

How Young People Cope With Grief Differently To Adults

Flickr Images Thirteen years ago, one sunny day, police knocked on Antoine's door and told him he had lost his brother in a car accident. The driver of an oncoming truck had suffered a heart attack and crossed the median strip. There were no other vehicles on the road. It was a freak [...]

Young Australians Believe Mental Health Is One Of The Top Three Issues Facing The Country

Pixabay Images Young people have put the spotlight on mental health in a new survey, naming it as one of the top three issues facing Australia. Mission Australia's Youth Survey this year found concerns about mental health across the country have doubled since 2011. About 22,000 young people aged 15 to 19 took [...]