The Life Education podcast series covers everything from raising resilient kids and good nutrition, to how to deal with bullying, and keeping kids cybersafe. We look for answers and advice on the big issues facing children, parents and teachers.
Anxiety is a mental health condition, meaning it can affect the way you think, feel and behave. Surveys suggest that anxiety may be on the rise. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, around one in eight Australians (13.1%) had an anxiety related condition in 2017-18, an increase from 11.2% in 2014-15. Mental health services report this number has risen further since COVID.
Respected author and parenting expert Michael G...
For many parents and their children, the school journey is a long and winding road. Along with the good times, there are also challenges – the daily demands of the school routine; separation anxiety; homework headaches; motivation issues and even bullying.
Popular clinical psychologist Dr Judith Locke - the author of The Bonsai Student - chats with journalist Tracey Challenor about the simple ways to help your child succeed in to...
Professor Bartlett cites a recent study showing more than three quarters of Australian adults (or a little over 55%) reported their mental health had worsened since the COVID-19 outbreak.
Newby, JM: O'Moore, K Tang, S: Christensen, H: Faasse K, 'Acute mental health responses during the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia'. Plos One, Published: July 28, 2020 https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0236562
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*Episode note: "Being bullied by peers has been described as the single most important modifiable risk factor for mental illness in children and adolescents." (Scott, Moore, Sly & Norman, 2014).
Scott, JG, Moore, SE, Sly, PD and Norman RE 2013, 'Bullying in children and adolescents: A modifiable risk factor for mental illness', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 48(3), pp. 209-212.
*This Life Education podcast was recorded before the COVID-19 pandemic
*Life Education @ Home hub - is a new online platform dedicated to equipping teachers and parents with a suite of educational content to support children’s health and wellbeing, as well as their own. Register your expression of interest https://lifeeducationqld.org.au/life-education-at-home/
Launch date for Life Education @ Home is late April 2020.
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