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kids helpline says that supporting students leaving school is important for their mental health and well-being

Kids Helpline says that supporting students leaving school is important for their mental health...

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"Transitioning from high school can be a time of heightened risk for mental wellness. It can be layered with difficulties that can originate in the transition period as students leave one life behind and begin...
‘my friends are taking mdma at raves and music festivals. is it safe?’

‘My friends are taking MDMA at raves and music festivals. Is it safe?’

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No drug is 100% safe.  Drawing by Wes Mountain My friends are taking ecstasy at raves and music festivals. Is it safe? — Anonymous Key points no drug use, including ecstasy, is 100% safe festivals...
mental health major issue for young

Mental health major issue for young

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Mental Health Month (October 2019) is a compelling time to raise awareness around the number of mental health-related issues reported to Kids Helpline said yourtown Chief Executive Officer Tracy Adams. Kids Helpline says mental health issues...
it’s safest to avoid e-cigarettes altogether – unless vaping is helping you quit smoking

It’s safest to avoid e-cigarettes altogether – unless vaping is helping you quit smoking

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The recent vaping-related deaths in the US have brought the issue into the spotlight around the world. From shutterstock.com Health authorities in the United States are investigating 530 cases of lung illness, including seven deaths, reportedly connected to vaping....
psychological resources for youth

Psychological resources for youth

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Why are our resources so popular? Because kids and teens love them! Build skills to address anxiety, bullying, autism, teen relationships, social skills, low mood, poor self-esteem and much more..... Designed by Clinical Psychologists Our visual resources are changing how...

Why is there a March being organized to support a new Australian play?

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Michael, on the March  Welcome to the Revolution When I was young I remember watching the news and seeing women burning their bras. It was a time when Germaine Greer was clearly our era’s Joan of...
will eating chicken reduce your risk of breast cancer?

Will eating chicken reduce your risk of breast cancer?

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While this research has merit, it doesn’t exactly tell us eating chicken reduces risk of breast cancer. From shutterstock.com You might have seen headlines recently claiming eating chicken reduces a person’s risk of breast cancer. These reports...
what is herd immunity and how many people need to be vaccinated to protect a community?

What is herd immunity and how many people need to be vaccinated to protect...

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The vaccine coverage needed for herd immunity varies from disease to disease. Ryoji Iwata/Unsplash The term herd immunity comes from the observation of how a herd of buffalo forms a circle, with the...
open-water-yacht

Youth Sailing Program Helps Young People Navigate Life’s Challenges

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Balmoral Sailing Club, run by Jono and Sylvie Allen for the past 28 years, holds many programs and lessons that help young people navigate life’s challenges.  Learn to sail and school holiday programs are included...
media hype and increased testing: this year’s flu numbers are high, but there’s more to the story

Media hype and increased testing: this year’s flu numbers are high, but there’s more...

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The media suggests we’re in the midst of a horror flu season, but there are nuances to consider. From shutterstock.com Over recent months, the news has been saturated with headlines claiming we’re experiencing a “killer...