Attention control theory holds that heightened anxiety impairs the efficiency of mental processes. For instance, stressing about something can make us lose focus on the task at hand.
Year 12 students, particularly in NSW and Victoria, have been disconnected from friends and faced anxiety over the uncertainty of exams. This added to the already high stress levels of this age group.
A former student at a therapeutic boarding school, who is now a scholar, explains why she believes a growing outcry is making a difference.
The adolescent brain is particularly vulnerable to experience. Puberty is is the time brain networks are hardwired around milestone events. We should help teenagers make meaning of the pandemic.
The texts in this shortlist demonstrate how young characters have coped with trauma and uncertainty.
Understanding a family member’s diagnosis can help teens feel less stressed, afraid and alone.
The middle years (between 8 and 14 years old) are a foundational period for development. But these years don’t receive enough support from the education system.
COVID-19 is affecting many people’s state of mind, but some of the most vulnerable members of our communities are children and youth with pre-existing mental health challenges.
Here’s what you need to know before you share your mental health story, or ask others to share.
A new report offers data on mental health in young people.
Some students are grieving the loss of their homes or loved ones. Even those not directly affected by fires may be distressed by stories they’ve heard or images they’ve seen. How can schools help?
If you suspect your child – whether they are in early childhood education and care, primary or secondary school – has a questionable friend, here are some tips on how to deal with it.
Resilience is the ability to bounce back from stressful life events. Teenagers with at least one close friend and strong family relationships are more resilient than teens without such relationships.
We asked five experts if social media was damaging to children and teens, and four out of five said yes.
Researchers found that between 2008 and 2016, self-harm rates among Danish teenagers actually decreased.
Schools have a legal obligation to act on bullying behaviour of pupils and provide support for both the victim and the perpetrator.