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Australia’s primary school age children are angrier, lonelier, more anxious and less able to control their emotions than they were five years ago, new research finds, despite the increased societal concern for childhood wellbeing. Source: The Australian.
The World Health Organisation has declared loneliness to be a pressing global health threat, with the US Surgeon General saying that its mortality effects are equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Source: The Guardian.
MacKillop Family Services and Deakin University have conducted a world-first, evidence-based evaluation of a therapeutic program that has outlined how it supports children and young people in care to heal from trauma.
A boxing champion and a beauty queen are joining forces with Mater to battle bullies and empower young Queenslanders to protect their mental health. Source: The Catholic Leader.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has launched a new national campaign focusing on mental health. Source: Crux.
School bullies have driven a 50 per cent increase in the number of desperate young people seeking help from a Brisbane specialist mental health unit in the past year. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Almost two in five Australians aged between 16 and 24 have experienced a mental disorder within the past 12 months, according to new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Source: The Guardian.
New Australian Bureau of Statistics causes of death data shows that the suicide rate has increased over the past decade, pointing to the need for evidence-based and compassionate support to care for the mental health and wellbeing of people affected by suicide loss, says Jesuit Social Services.
When a group of year 5 students at St Monica’s Primary School in Canberra pitched the idea of a wellbeing dog last year, principal Lisa Harris was all ears. Source: ABC News.