15
Sep 17

Not about happiness: mental health in schools

Author:Eileen Cai

Every year schools share the same common goal of improving results and maximising student potential. But apart from the basic literacy, numeracy and science goals, studies have shown that boosting mental health can increase engagement and better test scores. According to studies conducted by Martin Seligman (former president of the American Psychology Association), the results … Continue reading Not about happiness: mental health in schools

14
Sep 17

How boosting mental health can boost grades

Author:Eileen Cai

According to an article published by the Herald Sun, research shows that in the last year one in seven Australian children had a mental health disorder. This highlights the need for schools to focus more on boosting mental health in order to achieve better results. “Happy, healthy and resilient students learn better, stay in school … Continue reading How boosting mental health can boost grades

06
Sep 17

Resilience building in action: A case study

J&G is excited to be working at the frontlines of this great challenge, developing and empowering leaders to survive and thrive in the changing world around us. We recently partnered with a large and geographically dispersed system of NSW schools which is deeply committed to the wellbeing of its leaders and to ongoing system and … Continue reading Resilience building in action: A case study

30
Aug 17

The top 3 recommendations to tackle the youth mental health crisis in the report from Mission Australia and Black Dog Institute

A joint mental health report produced by Mission Australia and Black Dog Institute has made a series of recommendations that should be adopted if Australia is to make any headway in tackling this crisis. In this blog, I have highlighted the top three recommendations from this report, which should prove invaluable in efforts to tackle … Continue reading The top 3 recommendations to tackle the youth mental health crisis in the report from Mission Australia and Black Dog Institute

15
Aug 17

More youth with mental health issues turning to the internet: why we need to embrace e-health

A recent joint report by Mission Australia and the Black Dog Institute indicated that nearly one in four young Australians have are at risk of serious mental illness. Interestingly enough, they consistently report “the top three sources they would go to for help with important issues in their lives are friends, parents and the internet.” … Continue reading More youth with mental health issues turning to the internet: why we need to embrace e-health