Edition: Winter 2019 Mental Health And Wellness

Resisting cyberbullying

14 May 2019 TH

Cyberbullying is a growing issue, particularly for young people who spend much of their time building and maintaining relationships in the virtual world.

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Helping kids in times of need

8 May 2019 TH

Since it was first established in 1991, Kids Helpline has been a lifeline for young people at critical moments in their lives. One of our young writers speaks to a counsellor at the service.

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Christ is alive

8 May 2019 TH

Five takeaways from Pope Francis’ letter on young people and the Church, Christus Vivit, which was released in April.

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Logging on to our selves

8 May 2019 TH

We have more ways to connect with each other than ever before, yet so many people are feeling anxious and unhappy. What’s the connection that we’re missing?

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My mental health journey

8 May 2019 TH

After first being diagnosed with depression and anxiety at the age of 13, Caitlin Humphrys says her mental health journey has had its ups and downs. But she’s been blessed with the support of her family, school community, health professionals, and faith.

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Climbing the mountain

8 May 2019 TH

Dave Jorna has been running retreat days and leadership programs for young people in schools around Australia for more than a decade. Anna Watt speaks to him about his philosophy for having a healthy mentality, and what he learned while supporting someone close to him suffering from mental health issues.

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Mummy time

8 May 2019 TH

‘If Mamma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.’

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A space for all students

8 May 2019 TH

A mental health project at St John Fisher College in Queensland has given students a space where they can chill out and connect with each other when they need it.

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Q&A with a counsellor

8 May 2019 TH

Francesca Di Biase is a counsellor at Our Lady of Mercy College in Melbourne. A member of our young writers community speaks to her about her work.

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Promoting student wellbeing

8 May 2019 TH

The Rites of Passage Institute helps young people develop healthy personal identities as they transition from adolescence to young adulthood.

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The two voices in my mind – Poem

8 May 2019 TH

When we feel anxious, it can be like there are two voices in our head competing for our attention. While one voice wants us to be ruled by fear, the other wants us to be free.

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Building resilience in children

8 May 2019 TH

It is essential that we equip primary school children with tools to navigate through the inevitable tough times that life will throw at them.

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