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Mental Health Schools

New research suggests ‘absolute crisis’ in wellbeing of Australian children

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.

Mental Health

WHO declares loneliness a ‘global public health concern’

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.

Families Mental Health

How learning about the traumas of your past can help build a brighter future

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.

Mental Health

Super effort to help young Queenslanders battle bullies

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.

Mental Health United States

US bishops tell people struggling with mental health: ‘We are with you’

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has launched a new national campaign focusing on mental health. Source: Crux.

Mental Health

Mental health centre calls on parents to look out for signs of bullying

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.

Mental Health

More than a third of young Australians experienced mental health disorder in past 12 months

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.

Mental Health

New data ‘shows need’ for specialised bereavement support 

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.

Education Mental Health

Monty works like a dog to take the stress out of going to school

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.