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Smartphones and mental health

A recent article in the Conversation looks at the link between smartphones and mental health issues in teenagers. The article focuses on a new book by social psychologist Jonathan Haidt titled The Anxious Generation.  According

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Self-knowledge, learning and wellbeing

Clinical psychologist Andrew Fuller has written two information sheets for parents and teachers on the value of self-knowledge (or metacognition, to use the psychological term). The first sheet, Metacognition & the Science of Learning introduces

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Year 9 – the ‘lost year’?

This article in The Conversation focuses on the disengagement that some students experience at school, often beginning in Year 9. According to the article: Each year in Victoria, thousands of students disengage from school between

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School can’t – what works?

This article on the ABC Everyday website focuses on Rebecca Plunkett  from Travancore School and her experience in helping students with school can’t – or as she prefers to call it, “School avoidance”. Rebecca worked

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How to talk to boys about misogyny

This article by Sophie King-Hill (published in The Conversation) arises from a 2023 report from the UK House of Commons Women and Equality Committee, suggesting that sexual harassment is rife in English schools – and

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Parenting and mental health

Beyond Blue has created a page just for parents, with lots of information about how to support your children’s mental health – and your own. As the page says: It’s important to understand that there

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