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.
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.
‘Planting my vegetable patch has been the best self-care I have ever experienced.’ Anne Marie Stephenson, a teacher at Villa Maria Catholic Primary School in New South Wales, shares how her time at home due to COVID-19 inspired her to finally build the organic veggie garden she’s always dreamed of.
Research shows that spending time in a garden improves a person’s overall wellbeing. In today’s article, we explore the physical and mental health benefits of gardening and why spending time in the garden is proven to relieve stress.
In today’s article, we speak to Dr Clare Collins, a Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics, and Director of Research in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Newcastle. We discuss the relationship between food and mental health, and she outlines some key things you could incorporate into your diet to help with the fuelling and functioning of your brain.
In today’s piece, Kylie Kickbusch, a Sports Program Leader at Chanel College in Gladstone, Queensland, talks about how cooking helps her to relieve stress and shares a recipe that she uses in her food technology classes.
Walking has a multitude of health benefits. In today’s article Dr Megan Teychenne from Deakin University explains how to get the most out of your walking routine, and why you should mix up your regimen with different types of walking to maximise physical, mental and emotional health benefits.
In today’s piece, John Madden, a Mathematics and Science Teacher at Matthew Flinders Anglican College in Queensland shares why he uses running to care for his mental health and wellbeing, and offers insights into why running makes him a more alert and mindful teacher.
Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia. Feeling anxious is one way our bodies keep us safe from danger – it is an emotion that we feel when we’re under pressure or threat. In today’s article Dr Jill Newby from the Black Dog Institute and UNSW discusses how to recognise physical signs and symptoms of anxiety, and where to get the support you need to manage it.