Saturday , May 25 2019

Health & Safety

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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Mental health matters

mental health matters for kids

Mental health. Two little words finally gaining big attention for all the right reasons. Encouragingly, positive conversations within and outside various social, government and political channels have led us here, and there’s no place we’d rather be.

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Schools, sign up for eSafety Challenge program

cyber bullying

The Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner, has released ClassAct 50 Challenge, designed to help children take control of their online safety, prompt thinking around respectful relationships and to know where to go to find support if things go wrong.

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