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ABC Life Matters: Are a child’s ‘middle years’ more important than we thought?

Lisa talks to ABC Radio National's Life Matters program about the importance of the middle years

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Screen time: how much is too much?

Dr Lisa Mundy and other experts discuss the benefits and downsides of screen time with Woolworths

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SBS News: Bullying Rife in Australian Primary Schools

A report compiled by CATS shows that bullying is affecting the learning outcomes and emotional health of primary school students.

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Medical Xpress: Bullying impacts on primary students’ learning ability

Primary school students who are being bullied and/or experiencing emotional difficulties are falling behind at school.

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Channel 9 News: Children as young as eight affected by poor body image

Channel 9 reports on the latest CATS research, highlighting that children as young as eight years old are unsatisfied with their bodies.

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Channel 7 News: Children as young as 8 are battling poor body image

Hear Dr Libby Hughes and some CATS participants talk about poor perceptions of body image in young children.

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The Age: Poor body image starts to develop as young as eight

The Age reports on recent research out of CATS, showing that body image pressures begin as young as eight years old.

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ABC Breakfast Radio Perth: Preventing bullying in the future

Dr Lisa Mundy speaks to Peter Bell & Paula Kruger about using recent CATS research to prevent bullying in the future. *Link unavailable*

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Mornings with Jon Faine: Friends and mental health

Dr Lisa Mundy speaks with Jon Faine about how having a group of friends can protect the mental health of a bullied child.

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What's worrying students? What's the risk of emotional problems in the middle years? How can educators give students a healthy start to adolescence?

Professor George Patton, Chief Investigator of CATS, answers these questions with evidence-based strategies. Using 7 years of findings from the Childhood to Adolescence Transition Study, he highlights the need for schools to focus on the middle years.

The article bit.ly/2H8ikUa
The podcast bit.ly/2YILmEC

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50% of CATS student questionnaires have been returned!!!! 🎉🎉 Thank you to all our CATS participants and their families for being so supportive of the study. It means a lot ❤️. Your contribution will help to improve the health of future generations. Keep the questionnaires coming in! 😃 ... See MoreSee Less

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Only 1 week to go! If the following topics interest you - school, adolescents, mental health, learnings, human capital - register your attendance www.eventbrite.com.au/e/catalysing-connections-for-adolescent-health-and-wellbeing-registration-6... to this exciting and informative event. Hear from our expert panel and enjoy some drinks and canapes 🥂🍢

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New MCRI led research has found that big snacking parents may inadvertently influence their children to eat more. ... See MoreSee Less

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Many research projects like CATS publish study findings in scholarly journals, and let's be honest, they include a lot of big words and difficult terms that we just don't understand sometimes! That's why we have created a simple summary of one of our recent publications, 'diet quality and mental health problems in late childhood', so everyone can understand what CATS is learning.

This publication uses findings from the CATS study to look at the associations between diet quality and mental health problems during childhood.

For the full publication - cats.mcri.edu.au/publications/
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