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Reach Out Australia: information and help about tough times and mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, suicide, eating disorders, bullying and relationship issues.

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If your friend threatens to end their own life Having a friend who is feeling suicidal can be a pretty confronting thing to deal with. If you think they are in immediate danger, there are services you can call. Sometimes it can be tough if your friend needs your help, but there are always things you can do to help. Make sure you look after yourself first and if you feel like it’s more than you can handle, talk to someone who can help. This might help if… you’re worried about your friend you think your friend is suicidal you’re not sure what to do

Facts about bullying - Under 13 - Take a stand together Sometimes you might have a fight or argument with someone. If it only happens once, that's not really bullying even though it can be upsetting. Bullying is when someone: Mood Chart, Mood Journal, Mood Tracker – Free, Online The HealthyPlace Mood Tracker is a unique, easy to use, daily tracking system that enables you to keep track of your moods and the feelings and actions behind them. In addition, the Mood Tracker, using a scientifically validated algorithm, measures when your mood is dangerously depressed or elevated (manic) and will send an alert to your doctor or therapist via email or fax and include a copy of your recent mood journal entries (with your authorization, of course). Our mood journal system can also send a text message alert to a family member or caregiver’s cellphone advising them to look in on you. Many mental health professionals recommend the use of a mood journal as a tool for managing bipolar disorder, depression or other mood disorders. By using the mood tracking system on a regular basis, you can begin to see patterns evolve and learn to detect the early onset of cycles so you can take preventative action. 1.

Teaching resources - Healthy Kids Below are some links to useful teaching resources that you can use in your classroom: How to link the canteen to the classroom Australian Guide to Healthy Eating – the guide, associated resources, access the Food Balance Game How to Deal with Depression - Noah Kagan I was hanging with my uncle Kenny at a Mexican restaurant (obviously) a month ago in San Diego and we started talking about smoothie recipes. It dawned on me at that moment how grateful I was to be alive. There were so many more smoothie recipes to make the next day and I had something to look forward to…

Anti-bullying legislation Anti-bullying legislation is legislation enacted nationally or by a sub-national jurisdiction to help reduce and end bullying against students. Canada[edit] The provincial government of Quebec initiated legislation providing for anti-bullying laws, with the Quebec law having come into effect in 2004.[1] Federal politicians also debated the groundwork for a national anti-bullying strategy the same year.[2] Philippines[edit] The Republic Act 10627 or the Anti-Bullying Act of 2013 was signed into law by President Benigno Aquino III on September 6, 2013. The law requires all elementary and secondary schools in the country to adopt an anti-bullying policy.

Are you happy or sad? New smartphone app maps your mental state The Xpression app phone display, with the bottom box detailing the emotion analyzed as present in the speech sample. New smartphone app allows users to record their mood through their speech acousticsThe app is designed to be used in the clinical treatment of stress and depressionIt could replace manually-recorded "mood diaries", which patients often leave incompleteApp may also appeal to consumers interested in self-tracking technology London (CNN) -- A British firm is developing an app that will allow smartphones to track their owners' moods through their speech patterns, in the hope it can improve aspects of mental health treatment. TtEDSC Page Content ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Independent Schools & Broadband Technology​ Transforming the Education Digital Supply Chain (TtEDSC) Welcome to TtEDSC project for Australian Independent schools. TtEDSC had its origins in the Broadband Enabled Education and Skills Services (BEESS​​) program and was one of 12 Deployment Trial initiatives funded.

Student Wellbeing ​​The AIS provides a wide range of services and assistance for schools in the area of student wellbeing, the main areas of which are described below. Professional LearningThe AIS supports schools to promote student wellbeing through a number of strategies including: Courses and Conferences delivered by the AIS. See AIS Courses and Events for more information.Consultancies - customised professional learning is available on site at schools for their staff. Contact the Director of Professional Learning on (02) 9299 2845 for more information. Funding and GrantsIndependent schools can apply for a Student Wellbeing Grant of up to $2000 to conduct projects which support the promotion of student wellbeing within the school.