SPECIAL REPORTS

  • Gambling & Young People

    SPECIAL REPORT: Gambling & Young People

    "The current generation of children and adolescents are growing up in an unprecedented time when it comes to gambling. A new grey area is emerging with gambling-like elements in video games and social media blurring the boundaries and creating headaches, both for parents and regulators."

    Dr Michael Carr-Gregg

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  • Discussing War & Conflict

    SPECIAL REPORT: Discussing War & Conflict

    "When children encounter traumatic events, their brain processes these emotions, storing them as powerful memories. It's natural for them to be curious, concerned, or even scared. Their world view is still forming, and these events can be overwhelming and difficult for them to process."

    Dr Michael Carr-Gregg

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  • R U OK Day

    SPECIAL REPORT: R U OK?Day

    "This day contributes to suicide prevention efforts by encouraging all people to invest more time in their personal relationships and building their informal support networks. By having conversations and being alert to those around us, we can help identify signs of distress."

    Dr Michael Carr-Gregg

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  • Social Media Influencers

    SPECIAL REPORT: Social Media Influencers

    "Social media influencers often present a highly curated and filtered version of their lives, showcasing only the positive aspects. This can create unrealistic beauty standards, success and happiness for children. Constant exposure to this may lead to feelings of inadequacy, low self-worth and dissatisfaction."

    Dr Emma Woodward

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  • Mobile Phone Separation Anxiety

    SPECIAL REPORT: Mobile Phone Separation Anxiety

    "Critics argue that there is no evidence that a mobile phone ban is effective. However, this is a mischaracterisation of evidence. Peer reviewed literature shows that there would be a number of positive impacts for students relating to such bans at school."

    Dr Michael Carr-Gregg

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  • Celebrating Harmony Week

    SPECIAL REPORT: Celebrating Harmony Week

    "Harmony Week is all about celebrating the fact that Australia is one of the most multicultural countries in the world. Our diversity is a great strength and helps us do things in different ways, reduce discrimination and accept difference."

    Dr Michael Carr-Gregg

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    SPECIAL REPORT: The Wellbeing Barometer - 2023

    “The world today is a very different place to the one we knew just a few years ago. Every family has experienced some sort of adversity in recent times, and with mental health concerns on the rise, many young people may need some extra support."

    Dr Michael Carr-Gregg

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  • Building Belonging Post Pandemic

    SPECIAL REPORT: Building Belonging Post Pandemic

    "A sense of belonging involves more than simply knowing other people. It is also focused on gaining acceptance, attention, and support from others as well as having the opportunity to provide the same to other people."

    Dr Emma Woodward

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  • NAIDOC Week

    SPECIAL REPORT: Celebrating NAIDOC Week

    "NAIDOC week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It is celebrated by all Australians and is a great opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities."

    Dyonne Anderson

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  • Building Resilience Post Pandemic

    SPECIAL REPORT: Building Resilience Post Pandemic

    “Resilience is the capacity to face, overcome, be strengthened and transformed by adversity. Never before, have parents needed the skills, the knowledge and the strategies to build resilience in their children as much as they do now."

    Dr Michael Carr-Gregg

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  • Conflict in Ukraine

    SPECIAL REPORT: The Conflict in Ukraine

    “The evidence show us that having a supportive discussion about a stressful event can actually decrease a young person’s distress. Answering their questions honestly will help them process any difficult emotions that may arise."

    Dr Michael Carr-Gregg

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  • Flood Support

    SPECIAL REPORT: Flood Support & Recovery

    “The recent floods have touched the lives of many. If your child or teenager is exposed to a natural disaster, either directly through lived experience or indirectly through the media, then your support is vital."

    Dr Emma Woodward

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  • Respectful Language

    SPECIAL REPORT: Respectful Language

    “If you swear at someone, or about someone, you are actually committing an act of verbal violence. You transgress the usual rules of social interaction, impinging upon someone's self-image and their sense of dignity."

    Dr Michael Carr-Gregg

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  • Managing Overwhelm

    SPECIAL REPORT: Managing Overwhelm

    “As human beings, our brains haven’t evolved fast enough to adapt to the digital world that we now live in. This means that the overload of messages that we receive through ever-present media platforms often results in stress, anxiety, and overwhelm."

    Dr Emma Woodward

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  • SPECIAL REPORT: The Wellbeing Barometer

    “Even if your family has not experienced as many lockdowns as some areas, the social, economic and psychological impacts over the coming months are uncertain. For many young people, it means that acquiring the skills for future independence remain in the balance."

    Dr Michael Carr-Gregg

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