Upcoming Events

International Mental Health Conference

The 2017 International Mental Health Conference has been confirmed for 21 – 23 August 2017, at the Conference Centre at Sea World Resort, Gold Coast, QLD. Mark your calendar today with these┬ádates and be apart of this important event.

Drug and Alcohol First Aid

Lyndon with the support of Hunter New England and Central Coast PHN, will deliver free drug and alcohol training workshops in the Hunter, New England, and Central Coast regions from September to November 2017.

Drug and Alcohol First Aid is a tailored 1 day workshop that delivers up-to-date, essential, evidence based information about drug & alcohol misuse, effects and treatment options. The workshop is suitable for community organisations, service providers, and community members. Follow the link for locations and dates.

Making A Difference To Student Wellbeing In Schools

Schools are not just places where students acquire academic skills, they also help students become more resilient in the face of adversity, feel more connected with the people around them, and aim higher in their aspirations for their future.

Not least, schools are the first place where children experience society in all its facets and their experiences can have a profound influence on their attitudes and behaviour in life.

PISA (the Programme for International Student Assessment) is best known for its data on learning outcomes, but it also studies students satisfaction with life, their relationships with peers, teachers and parents and how they spend their time outside of school.

The results show that students differ greatly, both between and within countries, in how satisfied they are with their lives, their motivation to achieve, how anxious they feel about their schoolwork, their expectations for the future, and their perceptions of being bullied at school or treated unfairly by their teachers.

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Childhood Bullying Linked To Health Risks In Adulthood

Childhood bullying may lead to long-lasting health consequences, impacting psychosocial risk factors for cardiovascular health well into adulthood, according to a study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The unique study tracked a diverse group of over 300 American men from first grade through their early thirties and the findings indicate that being a victim of bullying and being a bully were both linked to negative outcomes in adulthood.

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