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loneliness is a social cancer, every bit as alarming as cancer itself

Loneliness is a social cancer, every bit as alarming as cancer itself

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Young adults and people living in the inner city are among those most likely to be lonely, according to the ABC’s Australia Talks project.  Image from www.shutterstock.com The ABC’s Australia Talks project aims to stimulate a conversation...
maintaining successful potty training when travelling

Maintaining Successful Potty Training when Travelling

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Potty training – often not the most favourite part of parenting with the messes, misses, are they ready are they not? Add to that travelling while potty training...now there is the potential for hard...
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...
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...
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...
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...
it’s a bad year for flu, but it’s too early to call it the worst ever – 5 charts on the 2019 season so far

It’s a bad year for flu, but it’s too early to call it the...

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The impact of the flu on a population can be measured by looking at figures including cases, hospitalisations and deaths. From shutterstock.com From early this year it’s been apparent the 2019 Australian influenza “season” was...

Nearly 30% of kids experience sibling bullying – as either bully or victim

Bullying among siblings isn’t the same as teasing and occasional sibling spats. from shutterstock.com Australia has invested an extraordinary amount of time and effort into putting in place bullying prevention programs – especially across schools. But...

How to know if your child is addicted to video games and what to...

When gaming interferes with a person’s daily life, it might become a disorder. Alex Haney   If your child spends long hours playing video games, you might be worried they’re addicted. “Gaming disorder” is real, and...

5 Simple Ways to Build an Unbreakable Bond with Your Child

The parent-child connection in one of the strongest connections in the world, and that’s exactly why a lot of parents are looking for different ways to build an unbreakable bond that will empower their...