Mental Health

Managing unwanted change: Strategies from a psychologist

The closure of the Colmont School has triggered many emotions for the school community. Psychologist Emma-Rose Parsons suggests strategies to deal with the upheaval.

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Andrew Fuller: Why we must inspire courage in our young people

Leading clinical psychologist Dr Andrew Fuller is seeing a worrying trend after lockdowns: young people opting out of challenging situations – including school. He tells Shane Green we need to encourage them to be bold.

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Mary-Kate shows kids how they can calm their inner worrier

The hero of a new junior adventure book finds ways to deal with her anxiety as she tries to solve a monster mystery. Author Karen Foxlee tells Shane Green she hopes it inspires kids who might be feeling the same way.

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A parent guide to the language of wellbeing

Wellbeing, SEL, mental health are just some terms that our young people are more familiar with than we ever were, writes Lucy Barrat. She explains the differences in this handy glossary.

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Best of the Web: Why we should all be building with blocks, and more

The benefits for everyone of building blocks, experts on why we should screen all kids for anxiety, and dads paying it forward.

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How to guide your child through Ukraine news on social media

Our teens' social media feeds contain images of tanks, bombs, and war-style propaganda, writes Joanne Orlando. Here's how to help them navigate social media 'news' content while minimising any distress.

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How to manage school anxiety: What children and teens need from us

The return to school can mean anxious kids. Karen Young, psychologist and creator of Hey Sigmund, shares ways to help children through school anxiety and open the way for brave.

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Parenting with nature in mind

With the holiday season upon us, many parents face the return of screen time battles. But, writes psychologist Megan de Beyer, surrendering to nature might just be what you and your teen need.

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Best of the Web: How to raise emotionally intelligent kids, and more

Ways to encourage emotionally intelligent kids, helping children who are scared of needles, and why a little lie at Christmas is okay.

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