It has been a devastating start to 2020 as Australia experienced our worst Bushfires to date. Multiple studies have shown that exposure to natural disasters, be it directly experienced or indirectly experienced through media, can have negative psychological consequences on both adults and children.
A recent meta-analysis found that the prevalence of depression in children after natural disasters ranged from 7.5% to 44.8%. Our children will possibly be experiencing greater anxiety/depression symptoms including separation anxiety, withdrawal, sleep disturbances and worry. Here are 7 ways wellbeing staff and teachers can support children with anxiety:
(Please feel free to print this infographic and share in your staff room)
Self-care is essential for our wellbeing and mental stamina. However, amid our busy lives, it is often hard to find calm amongst the chaos. Therefore, Mindfulness can be a handy practice to master. Best of all, mindful relaxation can be achieved in as little as two (yes 2) minutes!
Here are 10 ways to de-stress in 2 minutes: Read more
We would like to share an initiative we are running for the next 10 months.
Starting with the entrants from the recent Education show and enquirers into Strides office will go into the draw for
a Complimentary Stride Workshop or 3 Professional Development Workshops of your choice
Click on the video below to find out the winner and meet our new CEO, Hang Vo