One in five people experience depression or anxiety at some stage of their lives, however family and friends of a person affected by depression often feel the repercussions of their loved one suffering.
Many will understand and offer support, but what about those who are too young to comprehend what is actually happening? Children will notice changes in their parent but won’t necessarily understand why.
Brad Morgan, Workforce Development Officer at Children of Parents With a Mental Illness, and producer of a DVD designed to help parents talk about their depression and anxiety with their family, spoke to Angus Randall.
Grazing your knees after falling off your bike, swinging from tree branches and kicking the footy on the oval with your friends.
These are the joys of childhood which many of us share and fondly look back upon, but it seems those adult-free days of going home when the sun goes down are dwindling, with only one in ten children aged between five and eleven getting to play outside unsupervised.
This is just one of the findings from the Chemists’ Own Healthy Summer Report and to tell us more, Pharmacist and Master Herbalist, Gerald Quigley, joins us on the line!
What do you do if your child is acting out? Ask parents and teachers at your school? Do nothing? Google a remedy? 1 in 7 Australian children have a mental health difficulty, but only 1 in 4 receives help. The KidsMatter website aims to to help parents and school about a child’s health.
As part of Mental Health week, Angus Randall spoke to Dr Monica Thielking, a psychologist specialising in youth and school psychology at the Swinburne Institute for Social research about getting assistance for a child’s mental health and well being.
When you become a parent there is nothing more important to you than the safety of your child, but how hard is it to ensure they are out of harm’s way without becoming an over protective parent?
After all, we can’t wrap them in bubble wrap or follow them everywhere they go.
But to make sure we know how to keep our kids safe, UniSA Emeritus Professor, Freda Briggs says parents need to be educated on the modern strategies that replace the once-simple ‘stranger danger’, and she spoke to Tim Brunero this morning.