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Finding a better balance

Finding a better balance

  1. Posted on March 7, 2019

Talking about feminism. A chat with my adolescent son a couple of weeks ago led me down a dark highway of the internet. He told me he was watching, on the recommendation of some mates, some anti-feminist content, and worst of all, he was finding it funny! Knowing that my son was probably trying to get a reaction from me, I took a deep breath and asked him what he understood about feminists and what his problem was with them....

  1. High School Mental Health Middle School Parenting

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Tips for managing exam stress

Tips for managing exam stress

  1. Posted on September 20, 2018

It’s that time of year again…EXAM TIME! When I asked my son how he felt about it, he said breezily, “I don’t get exam stress.”“Then why do you get moody before tests?” I asked him.“I’m not stressed about my tests, I’m just annoyed with you guys” (his parents and siblings). A friend whose son attends a selective high school told me ...

  1. Academics High School Mental Health Parenting WACE

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What to do with our sleep-deprived sons?

What to do with our sleep-deprived sons?

  1. Posted on June 29, 2018

I asked my son what he wanted to do over the July school holidays. His response was a simple, but anxiety-inducing grumble: “SLEEP.” My mind raced to him telling me about friends who said they binge-watched Netflix shows and gamed into the early hours of the morning. I tried to think back through the past few weeks - was I always remembering to remove his devices at least an hour ...

  1. High School Junior School Mental Health Middle School Parenting Wellbeing

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Social Media: Setting guidelines and building digital resilience

Social Media: Setting guidelines and building digital resilience

  1. Posted on June 14, 2018

You know you’re getting old when your teenage son excitedly asks you to look at something on his phone then: he holds it so close to your face that can’t work out what you’re supposed to be looking at; , when you hold the device at sufficient arm’s length for your ageing eyes, you have no idea who this YouTube or Instagram ‘star’ is; and, you can’t ...

  1. High School Mental Health Middle School Mindfulness Parenting Wellbeing

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Is it 'normal' teenage moodiness or something more?

Is it 'normal' teenage moodiness or something more?

  1. Posted on May 10, 2018

One week before last month’s school holidays my early adolescent son and I had been planning some fun activities to enjoy together during my days off work. But, by the time the holidays had arrived, for no apparent reason, he didn’t want anything to do with me. With sons especially, mothers often become heartbreakingly aware of adolescents withdrawing affection as they start to assert their identities and independence as young men....

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Trinity students walk for a cause

Trinity students walk for a cause

  1. Posted on October 19, 2017

Black Dog on a Lead is an association designed to encourage people to talk openly about depression within their community. A walk is held every year which focuses on eliminating any stigma or taboo associated with mental illness.  The 6km walk around Bibra Lake commenced at 10:30am, with over 500 participants making their way around the lake on a magnificent spring morning. At each kilometre ...

  1. Mental Health Pastoral Care

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Trinity celebrates National Mental Health Day

Trinity celebrates National Mental Health Day

  1. Posted on October 10, 2017

The Year 7 students heard from Diedre Whiston, of the Perth Children's Hospital Foundation and leader of the Big Splash initiative. She talked about the history of the Big Splash, and said it was created after hearing two disturbing statistics from doctors at PCH: 1) The number of youths coming to the emergency with self-inflicted wounds was rising 2) 50% of young people don’t get the help they need for mental illness- because they don’t ask for it....

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The Big Splash WA

The Big Splash WA

  1. Posted on September 12, 2017

New initiatives, such as MindMatters and The Big Splash WA are being incorporated into the program, with activities and guest speakers scheduled for Mental Health Week, R U OK Day, and the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence. The Big Splash WA is a program run by the Perth Children’s Hospital to raise awareness and funds for the Hospital’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit....

  1. Mental Health Mindfulness Pastoral Care Wellbeing

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Mental Health and Wellbeing Over the Holidays

Mental Health and Wellbeing Over the Holidays

  1. Posted on November 22, 2016

As the school year is quickly coming to a close, and supportive resources (school staff, school psychologists) will not be accessible over the summer break, we want to provide our community with some resources to help assist our students should they need additional support. This list of apps has been identified by a network of school psychologists, and all aim to promote mindfulness, calmness, and an overall sense of wellbeing....

  1. Mental Health Mindfulness Wellbeing

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