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Support for Friend who Drinks Too Much

It is very important to look out for your mates. What we put into our body can have a massive effect on our mind, and cutting back on alcohol and other drug use can really boost our mood. You must support a friend, relative or someone you are mentoring if alcohol and other drugs are…

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Young People and Self-esteem

While we all have self-doubts at times, it is important for children to feel okay about themselves most of the time. Healthy self-esteem is feeling good about yourself, and feeling that you are a worthwhile person. Self-esteem is how you feel about yourself as a person and knowing that there are things that you can…

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Building Good Mental Health

Early support children and young people to look after their mental health and wellbeing are really important. Good mental health habits during adolescence provide a solid foundation for positive mental health in the future. While they go through puberty and the stage of development called adolescence young people deal with many changes. Changes in the…

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Young People, Alcohol and Illegal Drugs

Many parents worry about whether their son or daughter is using illegal drugs and what they should do about it, but it is important to know that most harm to young people comes from using legal substances such as alcohol, tobacco, and medicines. More young people are involved in violence, are hospitalized or die from…

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Social and Emotional Wellbeing in Rural Areas

Social and emotional wellbeing refers to a multidimensional concept of health, which encompasses mental health alongside other domains of health and wellbeing, including connection to country, culture, spirituality, ancestry, family and community. Dispossession, racism, trauma, disadvantage and disconnection from culture and country as well as disengagement from education and employment are all underlying contributors to…

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Children and Families at Risk

To enable them to achieve their full potential all children need a nurturing and supportive family and community. For vulnerable children who are exposed to neglect and child abuse, we need to ensure they are supported and protected so they can have the best chance in life. Some children are at a higher risk of…

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Problems, Facing Young People

Everyone has problems, but, sometimes things can get overwhelming or a particular issue might start to really get you down. Your reaction to your situation can put you at risk for more serious problems, such as: Mental health problems like anxiety or depression, psychotic episodes, eating disorders, schizophrenia (mental health problems are much more likely…

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Peer Pressure

For young people, peer groups are important as they prepare for the adult world because they help them work out their own identity and values, learn how to get along with others and develop skills to become independent. When parents start early to help children make decisions for themselves and have good self-esteem and understand…

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Experience of Loneliness

What is loneliness? Generally, loneliness is defined as a state of aching isolation in which a person becomes aware of a painful feeling of apartness from others or has an emotional experience of being distanced or cut off from others. Loneliness is a normal human emotion which everyone experiences from time to time, one in…

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Coping with Natural Disasters

What are Natural Disasters? Natural disasters are natural events with often tragic consequences. Earthquakes, volcanos, cyclones, fires, and floods are all natural hazards that can cause a disaster. In the United States, we are prone to many different kinds of natural disasters and recently we have seen the devastating effects of fires, cyclones, flood and…

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