William, Kate, Harry and Meghan launch mental health text line. Image copyright Getty Images The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have teamed up to launch a text messaging service for people experiencing a mental health crisis.
Six ways to raise a resilient child. Helping our children navigate the stresses and strains of daily life is more important than ever.
Figures released in November last year by NHS Digital show a worrying rise in young people’s mental health problems; sadly, my experience as a GP confirms this. One in eight children aged between five and 19 in England has a diagnosable mental health condition; the prevalence of emotional disorders, including anxiety and depression, has risen by 48% since 2004. 'The water literally washes the anxiety away'
Image copyright Ming Momchong Many of us associate the sea with feeling happy, relaxed and switching off from life's stress.
But there's growing belief that being near, on, in, or under water has a far more powerful impact on our mental, and physical health than we might realise. The "Blue Mind" ethos, which is the subject of growing European research, is being championed by Californian biologist and researcher Wallace J Nichols, who tells us he believes "the idea that water is medicine will be quite mainstream" within 10 years. Here we meet some of the people who are already using the power of water to improve their mental health. 'The sea saved me' Image copyright Getty Images.
GRIT by Angela Duckworth. A Princeton psychology professor has posted his CV of failures online. 1/35 Heathrow third runway poses ‘serious obstacle’ to fight against climate change - Tuesday October 25 Environmental groups expressed dismay at the Government’s decision to give a third runway at the airport the go-ahead – and Greenpeace vowed to challenge it in the courts.
Allowing Heathrow to expand will create “a serious obstacle” to meeting the UK’s commitments on climate change and reducing air pollution, a leading scientist has warned. Reclaim the Power 2/35 Nearly 10,000 people in China apply for one job - Monday October 24 Nearly ten thousands Chinese jobseekers are competing for one position: an officer worker at a political organisation.China's annual civil service recruitment drive began on October 15, with more than 27,000 vacancies on offer in over 120 central departments - drawing about 1.4 million applicants this year. Critique and feedback - the story of austin's butterfly - Ron Berger. Carol Dweck: The power of believing that you can improve.
JK Rowling: The fringe benefits of failure. JK Rowling's life advice: ten quotes on the lessons of failure. JK Rowling has some inspirational advice for graduating students – or for anyone in this universe, really.
Her new book, Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination, out on 14 April, is her 2008 commencement speech at Harvard University, published by Little, Brown. Sarah Lewis: Embrace the near win. Exam results - Family Lives. After the exams Immediately after the hard work and pressure of exams, parents and young people may feel relieved and relaxed.
This may soon give way to an even more stressful period - waiting for and dealing with exam results. This stage can be more uncomfortable than the exams themselves because parents and young people feel helpless. Treat Failure Like a Scientist. NurtureShock, by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman. Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation. Habit Hack: The Science Behind How A Habit Is Formed. “Starting next month, I will run three times a week” “After Christmas, I will only eat ice cream once a week maximum”
A Navy SEAL Explains 8 Secrets To Grit And Resilience. Sometimes you just want to quit.
You know you shouldn’t but nothing seems better than crawling back into bed and hiding under the covers. (I am there right now, actually, with my laptop.) The emerging science of grit and resilience is teaching us a lot about why some people redouble their efforts when the rest of us are heading for the door. How to raise a brilliant child without screwing them up. Where does the drive to succeed come from?
And if it results in exceptional achievement (as defined by external norms such as power, status and wealth) does that have to go hand in hand with being a troubled, agonised person? The latest evidence suggests that genes play little part – see box below – and that nurture is critical, whether it be carrot or stick. Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives.
“If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve,” Debbie Millman counseled in one of the best commencement speeches ever given, urging: “Do what you love, and don’t stop until you get what you love. Work as hard as you can, imagine immensities…” Far from Pollyanna platitude, this advice actually reflects what modern psychology knows about how belief systems about our own abilities and potential fuel our behavior and predict our success. Sir Ken Robinson's New Book on Finding your Passion. Why You’re Better Off With a Hard-Working Child than a Smart One. Optimising the Performance of the Human Mind: Steve Peters at TEDxYouth@Manchester 2012.
What's the ultimate way to defy depression, disease and early death? Exercise. Are you sitting comfortably?
Bad idea. Stand up and walk around the house. This is Why You Don't SUCCEED - One of the Best Motivational Speeches Ever. Growth Mindset.