Climate Change and Wellbeing: An Interdisciplinary Opportunity

The links between climate change and wellbeing could not be more stark. In fact, we have known this for the better part of a decade now. There are numerous direct and indirect effects of climate change that will exert influence over the mental wellbeing of communities around the world, and shape the way we think about interactions between our environment and community wellbeing. Recognising this challenge is the first step, responding actively to it is now required.

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“13 Reasons Why”, Cyberbullying, and How to Talk About it with a Young Person

A prominent topic in the media at the moment is the Netflix television series “13 reasons why”. The show is about a young high school girl who suicides, and leaves behind 13 cassette tapes about the reasons she took her own life, directed to individual people. The show covers a range of issues, including bullying, cyberbullying, isolation, mental health, and suicide . Whether you have seen the show or not, talking about such topics with a young person is very important, as they will be faced with these at some stage in their life.

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Good Mental Health - Good Business Sense

Did you know that 1 in 5 Australians have a mental illness, that 1 in 5 workers take sick leave due to a mental illness and that 78% of full time employees do not seek any treatment for a mental illness? Every year in Australia, we lose over 6 million working days due to mental illness related sick leave, with the total cost to Australia for depression alone being $12.6 billion.

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