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The Middle Years: Time to promote Wellbeing and Learning

The middle years, defined from 8 to 14 years, is a sensitive time of development when environmental effects are strong, and the impact of intervention might be greatest. Puberty dominates this period, bringing a cascade of physical, biological, social and emotional growth. Children look beyond their family groups and achieve great personal development during this…

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Physical Distancing and Family Wellbeing during COVID-19

The rules about physical distancing and self-isolation are changing all the time. For the most up-to-date information, you can check physical distancing and self-isolation guidelines. This topic is for families who are well and are physically distancing, but if a member of your family is self-isolating because of a COVID-19 diagnosis, you might adapt some…

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Mental Health and Wellbeing during COVID-19

The outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19 has affected people in varying ways. It is understandable that during times like this, people may feel afraid, worried, anxious and overwhelmed by the constantly changing alerts and media coverage regarding the spread of the virus. While it is important to stay informed, the following are some mental health…

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Ways to Improve your Mental Health and Wellbeing

Good mental health and wellbeing mean different things to different people and every person has to find their own way to a life that is meaningful and satisfying for them. Things that can contribute to positive mental health and wellbeing include: spending quality time with close friends and family working in a job or finding…

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What is Wellbeing?

Even every aspect of your life influences your state of wellbeing, some people believe that wealth is a fast track to happiness. Various international studies have shown that it is the quality of our personal relationships, not the size of our bank balances, which has the greatest effect on our state of wellbeing. Wellbeing is…

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About Mindfulness

Mindfulness is paying attention to what is happening moment by moment. It can boost emotional and physical wellbeing, and help with stress, anxiety, and depression. Mindfulness can help children handle the stress of study, work and play as they get older. Our minds are constantly active. You might watch television – but also thinking about the…

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Working while you have a Mental Health Condition

Everyone’s mental health varies during their life. Mental health exists on a broad continuum or range, from positive healthy functioning at one end, through to severe symptoms or conditions that impact on everyday life and activities at the other. Your mental health is not fixed or static but moves back and forth on your own…

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Depression and Regular Exercise

While we all feel low, sad or moody from time to time, some people experience these feelings intensely, for long periods of time, seemingly with no clear reason. Depression is more than just a low mood, it is a serious condition that has an impact on both physical and mental health. One in eight men…

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Our Lifestyle and Wellbeing

Getting enough sleep, eating healthily, exercising regularly, and avoiding alcohol and other drugs can help you keep your mental health on track, and improve your overall wellbeing. Exercise Exercise is one of the most important things we can do for our health and wellbeing, but sometimes even with the best of intentions, exercise can slip…

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What is Volunteering?

Volunteering is time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain. It can be formal (usually takes place through a charity or other not-for-profit or community organization) or informal (includes helping family and friends with things like babysitting, home repairs or caring). There are many organizations that actively seek volunteers. These include: animal…

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