Sunday , January 21 2018

Health & Safety

Safe Schools dumped in NSW

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New South Wales is the first state to dump the Safe Schools program, amid disappointment from many and encouragement from former prime minister Tony Abbott via Twitter.

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Equipping schools for cardiac arrest in young people

Men training to use defibrillator

Schools have been dealing with scraped knees, sprained ankles and the occasional broken bone for as long as children have played running games and climbed trees. Awareness is growing of the risks of cardiac arrest in young people, and schools are looking to equip their first aid rooms with defibrillators for first response.

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Principals’ health survey sparks concern

Depressed principal talking to his psychologist

A statement released February 15 by the Queensland Association of State School Principals (QASSP) has expressed concern following the release of the 2016 Australian Principal Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing Survey.

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Body image: taming the beast with media literacy

Positive body image friendship

In 2008, a Victorian government document titled Because Mental Health Matters Consultation Paper argued for ‘further development of positive body image programs, in conjunction with healthy eating programs’ as a priority activity within the ‘early childhood and school’ setting.

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