Mental Health

Bullying continues to have serious and disastrous consequence in the lives of our young people.  The West Australian on 25 June ran an article Grieving mums want changes to spare other the pain – calls for reform to end the curse of teen suicide. The article...

Introduction: Young Writers SpaceIt is great to introduce Haydn to readers. Haydn is a young person, who is an aspiring writer, and we are privileged to have him writing and sharing some of his experiences for other young people.Haydn has studied commerce at UWA, majoring in...

A recent article in the ABC was on the practice of editing pictures of ourselves before posting on social media[1].  The rise of body editing apps makes this infinitely easier and when combined with photo filters, the result is …. well, a photo of me...

International studies estimate that 62- 68% of young people will have been exposed to at least 1 traumatic event by the time they are 17[1]. Traumatic experiences range from single events that involve exposure to actual or threatened death or serious injury such as car accidents...

Another week.  Lives cut short, the innocence of children crucified, families torn by grief as parents prepare for the funerals of their daughters and grandchildren and media outlets decry the failure of systems that failed to protect families against the scourge of domestic violence. Fingers are pointed...

Compassion, a luxury for the religious, the sentimental, the weak or those who work in the not-for-profit sector.  For leaders of business, and men in particular compassion is a luxury we can ill-afford in todays business world.  We may smile with indulgence and convince ourselves...

Resilience is our ability to bounce back from difficulties and with COVID-19 our ability to bounce back is being tested.  For many of the baby-boomers and younger generations we are facing unprecedented times. ...

In the uncertainty of these times, as we are learning to deal with life amid COVID – 19 it is easy to forget that our children/teenagers may be experiencing extra stress or anxiety. ...

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