Christmas at a John Lewis store.
Underneath the schmaltzy appeal of the 2022 John Lewis Christmas advert is a frustrating distraction from the far from picture-perfect reality for children in care.
A reignited debate centres around whether broadening the diagnosis of autism has made the diagnostic label no longer entirely fit-for-purpose.
Art installation ‘Liverpool, Love of My Life’ by Chila Kumari Burman, part of the city’s 2021 River of Light trail.
New research shows the region’s arts organisations were a critical source of support for vulnerable people during lockdown
Choose an activity you like, and then do that activity for as many consecutive days as you can.
Workplaces, in addition to providing critical organizational resources, can encourage employees to undertake a voluntary workplace well-being streak, or employees can commit to their own.
Not being able to hold and hug loved ones has been one of the more difficult parts of the pandemic.
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Lack of human touch can lead to greater stress, anxiety and loneliness – and that is what made the social distancing during the pandemic so hard for many.
A wider understanding of cultural values will be crucial to the successful implementation of contact-tracing technology across the world.
Schools are facing accelerated COVID-19 pressures to integrate technology into children’s education, and how they do has far-reaching implications.
Insights of neuroscientist Ian McGilchrist, philosopher Nel Noddings and physicist Ursula Franklin help centre students and our collective future in debates about education and technology.
Economic recovery and solving the care crisis can and should go hand in hand.
Tiny moments of playful connection can invite feelings of gratitude.
Do we need to just endure grumpy pandemic walks? Creative arts therapists offer tips about how to light up the important family and community connections and routines in your life.
Mental illnesses are usually a function of systemic factors on an individual, but Bell’s national awareness campaign doesn’t focus on that.
The annual Bell Let’s Talk campaign is shaping national conversations on mental health. But the campaign materials focus on individuals rather than the role of systemic oppression.
School food programs can also serve children’s critical social and emotional needs.
School food programs should be key elements of governments’ COVID-19 responses. In planning these, the relationships that are part of providing food matter.
The process can be stressful and traumatic for survivors.
While financial compensation should be offered, there needs to be more understanding of the impact of such payments.
Show interest in your partner by asking, “How was your day?”
Research shows that asking an insecure partner about their day can increase their relationship satisfaction.
Children’s voices are being omitted from their care records, with devastating effect.
If family members are in a nursing home, it’s difficult to know if they’re getting the care they need. Here are some ways to find out.
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If you’ve read the headlines about poor standards in Australia’s nursing homes, it’s only natural to be concerned about your own family or friends in residential aged care.
The only possible solution to the crisis, socialisation, is the one that the current government will not consider.
With the right support, women in prison or whose children are in care can breastfeed. But there are challenges.
Supporting mums in prison and whose babies are in care to breastfeed has benefits for mums, their children and wider society.
Scott Morrison talked about first home buyers during the election campaign, but had little to say about social housing.
The Morrison government, having added a housing minister to its ranks, needs to recognise housing as having more than just economic value. Its impact on our ability to give and receive care is critical.
Why choice should not be the most important factor in elder care.
Thousands of young carers are supporting family members unrecognised and wary of asking for help.