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Tag Archives: mental health

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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Why bullied children are reluctant to seek help from teachers

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In Australia approximately one student in five is bullied at school every few weeks or more often. Many of these students suffer serious emotional and psychological harm, such as persistent anxiety, depression and suicidal thinking, and are unable to concentrate on their school work. It is clear they need help.

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Planning external learning curriculum

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External learning used to mean things like swimming lessons at the local pool. Every week, we walked two abreast (holding hands with a partner) to the local oval for sport with Mr Fuller. He was always forthcoming with training tips and schedules for his favourite sports of touch football and cricket. We didn’t mind; we got ice blocks full of preservatives and colours on Wednesday afternoons in terms one and four, and we got to wear our coloured T-shirts with only bloomers. Those were the days.

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Mental health matters

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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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Yoga in schools for calm and concentration

Photo Courtesy of Yoga Palette

Yoga has found its way into mainstream schooling and with good reason. Stacey Nelson of Yoga Palette has been teaching yoga at a private girls school in Brisbane for the past 10 years. She said “the teachers love it, the students love it, and I loves it!” Here are her words from out there in the field.

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