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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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Today is R U OK? Day, where just asking the question ‘Are you okay?’ can support those around you. Throughout the day a text, call, or chat during a walk can connect you to someone, and give them the space to share how they really are feeling. Are they really OK? Ask them today.Visit ruok.org.au/join-r-u-ok-day to join the webinar to learn when and how to ask 'R U OK?'#RUOKDay #RUOK #aretheyreallyOK ... See MoreSee Less
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A survey led by Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) has found two in five young people experienced mental health problems and one in five had suicidal thoughts during the COVID-19 pandemic last year. School closures also saw four in five teenagers report an increase in school-related stress, three in four feeling overwhelmed and needing more support from teachers and four in five thinking the pandemic had a negative impact on their academic results.MCRI Dr Ali Fogarty said more accessible, affordable, and flexible mental health care options for young people were urgently needed as two in three who experienced symptoms had not spoken to a health professional during the second lockdown in Victoria.*Disclaimer* If you or someone you know needs additional support, please don't hesitate to reach out to:Headspace Kids Helpline Official Beyond Blue Read more: www.mcri.edu.au/news/poor-mental-health-suicidal-thoughts-and-school-closure-stress-felt-among-te...#COVID19 #pandemic #teenhealth #mentalhealth #stress #students ... See MoreSee Less
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Mobile UploadsMay 17th is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.We commemorate and support activism and advocacy regarding rights and protection of the LGBTQ adolescent and young adult community worldwide. ... See MoreSee Less
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CATS: The Childhood to Adolescence Transition Study
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