With the school year starting, the kindies in their new uniforms, teenagers entering the new world of high school, and others commencing their first year out of formal education, we have to question how learning looks in the modern world. School and its structure offer learning in a traditional manner which suits some, and conflicts with …Continue Reading
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Do you often refer to your ‘wellbeing’ or ‘happiness’ when describing your current mental state?
What about when you talk about ‘being happy’ – is this the same as ‘being well’?
Wellbeing, and happiness are two terms often often used interchangeably in the news, and on…Continue Reading
Finishing school can come with a mix of emotions for all students, and their families. Whilst relief, exhaustion, and elation come to mind, for many the uncertainty, ambiguity, and emptiness seem all-consuming.
So, how do we best support our children in preparing for …Continue Reading
Various research studies have demonstrated observed changes in the brain with different mental health problems like anxiety, and depression. But what do we know of the opposite pattern? What does the structure, and function of the brain look like in…Continue Reading
As part of our growing focus on men’s health, and wellbeing, we had an in-depth chat with Professor John J Macdonald, Director Men’s Health Information, and Resource Centre School of Science, and Health, UWS, and a Patron of Men’s Sheds in Australia…Continue Reading
We’ve all heard the phrase! It’s often tacked on to the end of an anguished diatribe in which someone regales you with a long list of their current woes. You know the kind of thing – “All my work deadlines have converged, my teenage son is driving me nuts, and now the doctor tells me…Continue Reading
For someone entering my senior years at school with major depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic pain, and chronic fatigue, my final year wasn’t looking too good. Countless assessment tasks, endless piles of homework, and exhausting exams were bound to have an impact on my …Continue Reading