Anxiety Disorders in Young People Part 2: Types of Anxiety - Prof Jennie Hudson

December 10, 2018
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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.

Anxiety Disorders in Young People Part 1: The Importance of Anxiety - Prof Jennie Hudson

December 3, 2018
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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.

Building Resilience in Young People - Andrew Fuller

November 23, 2018
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From time to time, life throws all of us a curve ball, and we need to call upon our strengths to respond. Resilience is the capacity that helps us draw on these strengths and bounce back. With resilience a key factor in social, emotional and wellbeing, how can we 'teach' resilience to young people? Andrew Fuller discusses how we can build resilience in our youth and set them up for happy and meaningful lives.

Gaming and Mental Illness - What Are the Links - A Prof Douglas Gentile

November 12, 2018
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Does excessive gaming lead to mental illness, or could mental illness be a driver of problematic overuse? Douglas Gentile discusses how one impacts on the other - based on the latest research.

Teen Sleep - Dr Chris Seton

November 9, 2018
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This podcast details the multiple factors that cause teens to be chronically sleep deprived which results in multiple physical and mental health problems. Teenagers place little value on sleep, and are generally poor sleep managers. Learn how to implement treatments that build resilient sleep, which in turn protects teenagers from stress induced mood disorders and optimises learning outcomes.

The Praise Trap - Cultivating Ego in Kids - Dan Haesler

November 5, 2018
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Positive reinforcement is important, but in our rush to praise kids and not hurt their self-esteem, are we in fact cultivating their ego and encouraging a fear of making mistakes? Dan Haesler unpacks the praise trap and how NOT to provide positive feedback to kids.

Containing the Ripple Effects of Suicide - Stephanie Wilks

October 26, 2018
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When a young person dies by suicide, the impact can be devastating to those who knew them. Beyond suicide prevention, this video explores the value of suicide postvention, in particular how to provide support in the aftermath of suicide, how to discuss the issue in a school setting, and most importantly, how to avoid a contagion effect and prevent it from happening again.

What Every Child Safety Curriculum Needs to Include - Emeritus Prof Freda Briggs

October 19, 2018
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With the growing focus on child sexual abuse, increasingly schools are looking to develop and implement child safety curricula. To maximise effectiveness, here are the essential elements that every child safety curriculum should include.

Developing Willpower in Young People - Interview with Andrew Fuller

October 12, 2018
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What exactly is willpower and why is it important that we develop it in children and young people? In this entertaining interview, Andrew Fuller explains why willpower matters for success and wellbeing, how to set goals and create systems that build it, and why this is especially important for young people with a mental health issue.

Conversations We Should Be Having With Teens About Mental Health

October 8, 2018
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Adults are often wary of discussing mental health with teenagers. Many have internalised pervasive myths about risks associated with talking about mental health. Others just do not feel confident that they can communicate well with them when it comes to sensitive topics. This presentation highlights practical and simple tools which will help you to talk effectively about mental health to the young people in your life.