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Student exam stress

Student exam stress at worrying levels

Student exam stress is a concern according to new data by youth mental health service ReachOut, with almost two thirds of young people experiencing worrying levels of exam stress, and one in 10 suffering extreme exam stress.

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Epilepsy Smart Schools Australia

Epilepsy Smart Schools program for students in Australia

Approximately one in 200 students in Australia has epilepsy, a medical condition that affects the brain and causes seizures, which is the Epilepsy Smart Schools program has been developed to support these students, and train schools and educators in understanding their specific needs.

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Using emojis to monitor student wellbeing

In response to growing concerns about student wellbeing and its link to academic performance, a new classroom tool uses emojis, customisable polls and screen mirroring to measure student engagement and wellbeing in real-time.

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Let’s talk about sex

When schools work in partnership with parents and the wider community to deliver relationships and sexuality education, they achieve the best outcomes, according to Family Planning Victoria.

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Addressing youth mental health

A series of ground-breaking, evidence-based live seminars that aim to boost the mental health of Australia’s young people are being held across Australia, bringing together some of the nation’s leading wellbeing experts.

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Building resilient kids one classroom at a time

In its recent review of early intervention resources for children from birth to 12 years, Australia’s National Mental Health Commission found that 83 per cent of experts agreed that ‘increasing resilience among children aged 0–12 could potentially prevent mental health issues during childhood and/or later in life’.

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