Mental health: Understanding depression
Mental health: Understanding depression

Depression is more than just a low mood – it's a serious condition that affects your physical and mental health. Dr Grant Blashki, a practicing GP and Lead Clinical Advisor at Beyond Blue, discusses what it feels like for the person experiencing depression, how prevalent it is in society, and how to start a conversation that could save a life.

Book review: Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide to Happiness
Book review: Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide to Happiness

Charlotte Forwood, Director of Learning Design and Development at Camberwell Girls Grammar School in Victoria has penned a review of British comedian, musician, actor and presenter Bill Bailey’s latest book, Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide to Happiness.

Getting a good night’s sleep
Getting a good night’s sleep

Sleep is essential for your health – it refreshes the mind and repairs the body. But how much sleep do you need to thrive? And, what can you do to ensure you get a good night’s rest? We ask Dr Kathleen Maddison, a Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Centre for Sleep Science at the University of Western Australia, these key questions.

Three ways I sustain my health
Three ways I sustain my health

After receiving a diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Kim Brady spent the next six years focusing on her recovery and has been able to return to full-time teaching. In her own words, Kim shares how she overcame her challenges and learned what it takes to be a well person, and a well teacher.

Educator insights: Share your wellbeing story
Educator insights: Share your wellbeing story

Since we launched Wellbeing by Teacher late last year, we’ve had lots of readers express interest in contributing to the magazine. To help you get started, we’ve put together this handy guide on how to get your submission published.

Using food as medicine
Using food as medicine

Food has been used throughout history in both the prevention and treatment of diseases. In today’s article, University of Queensland’s Professor Helen Truby discusses food as medicine, the curative properties of food, and shares advice for educators looking to use food to care for their overall health.

Why I’ve been riding to work for 15 years
Why I’ve been riding to work for 15 years

Tim Campbell, a Mathematics Learning Specialist at Antonio Park Primary School in Victoria, shares some of the reasons why he’s been riding his bike to work for the past 15 years, and tips on how to find the best bike paths to avoid riding alongside cars.

The benefits of yoga beyond the mat
The benefits of yoga beyond the mat

Yoga is an ancient practice and meditation, focused around a group of physical, mental, and spiritual disciplines. Dr Marc Cohen has been studying integrative and holistic medicine for decades. In today’s article he discusses why yoga improves your health and lifestyle choices, and shares tips to get started.

Book review: Behind the Scenes at the Museum
Book review: Behind the Scenes at the Museum

Libby Renton, a Year 6 teacher, Upper Primary Coordinator and Integrated Studies Coordinator at Presbyterian Ladies’ College in Melbourne has penned a review of British novelist, Kate Atkinson’s Behind the Scenes at the Museum.

The basics of mindfulness
The basics of mindfulness

What is mindfulness? And, what impact does practicing mindfulness have on our physical and mental health? In today’s article we speak to Dr Addie Wootten, a clinical psychologist and CEO of Smiling Mind, to find out more.