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Channel 10 News: Screentime and academic performance

Dr Lisa Mundy discusses how screen time in childhood impacts academic performance in later years.

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Podcast: Exploring the link between hormones and mental health

Dr Lisa Mundy discusses how hormones can play a role in predicting mental health problems in children.

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Podcast: Understanding the Middle Years

Professor George Patton from CATS discusses the importance of the middle years for health and emotional development

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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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CATS: The Childhood to Adolescence Transition Study
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Settling into high school can be challenging, even before COVID-19 disruptions and online learning was introduced.Data from CATS confirms that the most common concerns of students starting high school were losing old friends, homework and getting lost.These videos developed by CATS feature year 8 students sharing their experiences and advice about getting used to a new routine at high school.We encourage schools and parents to view these videos with their students (and child) and start a conversation to help ease any concerns and to support students wellbeing.Watch all 5 videos here 🖱️ #education #schooltransition #year7 #highschool ... See MoreSee Less
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A pilot mental health program that was successfully trialled in 10 Victorian primary schools will now be expanded to 26 schools in 2021.The program, developed by Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) in collaboration with The University of Melbourne and the Department of Education & Training, Victoria, embeds a child mental health and wellbeing co-ordinator within schools to help identify and manage emerging mental health issues in students and provide connections between education, social and health services. MCRI Professor Frank Oberklaid said feedback from the principals in the first wave of 10 schools had been overwhelmingly positive, and they have seen improved care pathways for students who may otherwise may have slipped through the cracks.Professor Oberklaid said schools were the perfect platform to pick up any mental health problems early before they become entrenched. Following the expanded trial, the program’s outcomes will be assessed before a potential state-wide roll out in 2022.Read more: #schools #childhealth #mentalhealthprogram ... See MoreSee Less
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To celebrate 150 years of The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Murdoch Children's Research Institute has partnered with the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation to bring colour and creativity to the streets of Melbourne and Geelong with a spectacular public art trail.

Commencing on Wednesday 20 January 2021, 100 UooUoo (pronounced you-you) sculptures, painted by local artists, will be dotted throughout laneways, streets, parks, beaches and public spaces across Melbourne and Geelong.We are so excited to announce our UooUoo will be located at Queen Victoria Market and revealed on Wednesday 20 January. 

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