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.
Here's what the research tells us about what wears us out, what renews us, and how to feel more refreshed in 2021.
Whether in the form of a discreet titter or a full-on roar, laughter comes with many benefits for physical and mental health.
Juggling work and family becomes all the more difficult when you're trying to figure out how to work Zoom, and stressing about losing your job.
For rural people, these stresses are cumulative and contribute to higher levels of trauma, mental ill-health and in some cases, suicidal behaviour.
In February Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg called the idea of a well-being budget 'laughable'. It's time he took it seriously.
The design of a campus and its buildings and dorms can be crucial to a student's overall well-being.
Global experts in child development say recess will be critical for children’s well-being when schools reopen, so education authorities should see planning recess as a high priority.
When our COVID-19 lockdowns end, we can't afford to stop caring about collective well-being. NZ is well positioned to show the world how it's done – if we listen to Māori and other diverse voices.
Noting nature around you – it could be a glance outside, tending plants, or 'green' exercise – will improve your well-being, research shows. The coronavirus pandemic has made it even more important.
Companies can play an important role in keeping their workers both productive and mentally and physically healthy during the pandemic.
Important learning takes place through experiences of fun and belonging at an arts-based mindfulness program.
Research shows it generates future savings for society by lowering demand for health and social care services.
The risk of developing psychosis is 77% higher in urban than rural dwellers. But there are positives.
People can find themselves waiting for an asylum decision for many years, facing multiple barriers and struggling to fill the hours in their days.
The benefits of being 'mentally tough' are many. Why let just those who are lucky to be naturally resilient benefit, when it can be taught to everyone?
Men and women who report a decrease in sexual activities are more likely to experience a deterioration in how they rate their overall level of health.
In Nordic and Latin American countries, education systems promote well-being and resilience. The UK still has a lot to learn.
The delay in adopting a national approach to building industry reform, based on a report received more than a year ago, typifies official neglect of the impacts of uncertainty on the affected people.
UK research indicates outcomes for children with mental health problems may have become worse in more recent generations.