Generation Next Podcasts
The GN Podcast with Andrew Fuller: Performance and Image Enhancing Drugs and Young People

The GN Podcast with Andrew Fuller: Performance and Image Enhancing Drugs and Young People

January 25, 2021

In this episode:

  • Fitspo, social media and exercise culture has seen an increase in young people’s interests in anabolic steroids and related drugs
  • These drugs have significant side effects and can cause serious long term problems
  • In dealing with young people who are using these agents, possible the best approach to take is a non-judgmental and with the aim of helping them understand the potential harms and eventually ceasing their use

Host: Andrew Fuller, Clinical psychologist and family therapist, speaker and creator of Learning Strengths

Guest: Dr Katinka Van De Ven, Visiting Fellow, Drug Policy Modelling Program (DPMP), Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC); Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Rural Criminology, University of New England

Total time: 30 mins

 

The GN Podcast with Andrew Fuller: Neuroplasticity - Has it changed the way we educate?

The GN Podcast with Andrew Fuller: Neuroplasticity - Has it changed the way we educate?

January 19, 2021

In this episode:

  • The brain’s circuitry is shaped by experiences and changes dynamically
  • It is possible to structure teaching and learning around these principles
  • There is much more that can be done, once we accept that our brains are not static

Host: Andrew Fuller, Clinical psychologist and family therapist, speaker and creator of Learning Strengths

Guest: A/Prof Michael Nagel, Researcher and Author, University of Sunshine Coast

Total time: 19 mins

 

Compulsive internet use in teens

Compulsive internet use in teens

December 16, 2020

In this episode:

  • Excessive use of computer games and other online activities have been shown to impact their capacity to plan, deal with strong negative emotions and erode their ability to regulate their emotions.
  • There seems to be no clear personality predisposition
  • – While pre-existing mental health issues do not increase susceptibility to compulsive internet use, compulsive use does appear to increase susceptibility to mental health issues
  • Boundary setting, early intervention and restricting unfettered access especially at bedtime are important determinants in reducing the risk of compulsive internet use.
  • Using monitoring apps and having discussions with young children about what they use the internet for is important.
  • Are parents role modelling the right behaviour? Often, they are probably not

Host: Dr David Lim, GP

Guest: Dr James Donald, Lecturer, University of Sydney Business School; Facilitator, The Mindful Leader

Total time: 36 mins

 

Helping Kids Cope with the COVID Crisis

Helping Kids Cope with the COVID Crisis

April 9, 2020

In this interview, GP, Dr Harry Nespolon and Clinical Psychologist and Generation Next chair, Andrew Fuller discuss coping with life during lockdown; conversation and counselling strategies; school refusal and other schooling problems and opportunities.

Choosing Not to Hate - A panel discussion

Choosing Not to Hate - A panel discussion

September 2, 2019

What can we do to help young people choose not to hate? This panel discussion with Generation Next Chair and Clinical Psychologist Andrew Fuller, Preventing Violent Extremism Consultant, Matt X and Motivational Speaker for Peace, Author, Curator and Survivor of the 2005 London Bombings, Dr Gill Hicks AM MBE. offers some ideas. This was recorded during the Mental Health & Wellbeing of Young People Seminar 2019.

Matt X Student Questions

Matt X Student Questions

March 25, 2019

Matt X answers some of the questions posed by our audience after his presentation 'Choosing Not to Hate'.

Gill Hicks Student Questions

Gill Hicks Student Questions

March 18, 2019

Gill Hicks answers some of the questions posed by our audience after her presentation 'What's the Worst that Can Happen?'

Sexting: Just Rude Pictures? - Brett Lee

Sexting: Just Rude Pictures? - Brett Lee

March 7, 2019

Sexting activity is viewed as a growing concern. This presentation will outline what constitutes sexting, what makes sexting illegal and the risks and the reasons why young people engage in this practice. Practical strategies in how to reduce the instances of teen sexting will be covered along with how to deal with the resulting illegal material.

Children that Commit Sexual Abuse - Prof Freda Briggs

Children that Commit Sexual Abuse - Prof Freda Briggs

January 21, 2019

The number of children who commit sexual abuse against other children is growing. What do we know about these children and what are some of the causes?

Anxiety Disorders in Young People Part 4: Example of Treatment - Prof Jennie Hudson

Anxiety Disorders in Young People Part 4: Example of Treatment - Prof Jennie Hudson

January 7, 2019

If we want to raise healthy adults then we need to focus on raising emotionally healthy children. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorders and emerge the earliest. This presentation explores the development of anxiety, treatment options and how to best support young people.

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