SPECIAL REPORTS

  • Smokeless Tobacco Products

    SPECIAL REPORT: Smokeless Tobacco Products

    "Smokeless tobacco products and vapes were originally developed to help addicts wean themselves off nicotine, believing it to be a healthier and safer alternative to smoking a cigarette. However, the chemicals used in these products can still pose significant health risks."

    Dr Michael Carr-Gregg

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  • Celebrating IDAHOBIT

    SPECIAL REPORT: Celebrating IDAHOBIT

    "We have the power to shape our children's attitudes and beliefs, and instil values of acceptance, inclusivity and respect for all. By fostering acceptance, we can help young people become compassionate and informed advocates for equality."

    Dr Michael Carr-Gregg

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  • Trauma_Recovery

    SPECIAL REPORT: Trauma Recovery

    "Trauma presents in children in various ways, depending on their age, previous experience, and personal resilience. When they encounter traumatic events, their brain processes these emotions, storing them as powerful memories."

    Dr Michael Carr-Gregg

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  • Race Relations Day

    SPECIAL REPORT: Celebrating Race Relations Day

    "We have a unique opportunity to shape the attitudes and beliefs of our children and create a more inclusive and equitable world. Together we can foster a sense of respect and empathy to both celebrate and promote racial harmony."

    Dr Emma Woodward

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  • Celebrating Harmony Week

    SPECIAL REPORT: Celebrating Harmony Week

    "Harmony Week is all about celebrating the fact that Australia is one of the most multicultural countries in the world. Our diversity is a great strength and helps us do things in different ways, reduce discrimination and accept difference."

    Dr Michael Carr-Gregg

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  • Toxic Achievement

    SPECIAL REPORT: Toxic Achievement Culture

    "It is not that we shouldn't encourage young people or avoid asking how they performed on a difficult test. Instead, we should encourage students to untangle their self-worth from achievement and redefine their success by emphasising the importance of resilience, wellbeing, and the pursuit of diverse interests."

    Dr Michael Carr-Gregg

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  • Special Report Wellbeing Barometer

    SPECIAL REPORT: The Wellbeing Barometer - 2024

    "Last year's results highlighted significant areas of concern. However, they also showcased the resilience and adaptability of many students, underscoring the importance of early intervention and prevention strategies."

    Dr Emma Woodward

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  • Special Report Wellbeing Barometer

    SPECIAL REPORT: The Wellbeing Barometer - 2024

    "Last year's results highlighted significant areas of concern. However, they also showcased the resilience and adaptability of many students, underscoring the importance of early intervention and prevention strategies."

    Dr Michael Carr-Gregg

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  • Gambling & Young People

    SPECIAL REPORT: Gambling & Young People

    "The current generation of children and adolescents are growing up in an unprecedented time when it comes to gambling. A new grey area is emerging with gambling-like elements in video games and social media blurring the boundaries and creating headaches, both for parents and regulators."

    Dr Michael Carr-Gregg

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  • Discussing War & Conflict

    SPECIAL REPORT: Discussing War & Conflict

    "When children encounter traumatic events, their brain processes these emotions, storing them as powerful memories. It's natural for them to be curious, concerned, or even scared. Their world view is still forming, and these events can be overwhelming and difficult for them to process."

    Dr Michael Carr-Gregg

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  • R U OK Day

    SPECIAL REPORT: R U OK?Day

    "This day contributes to suicide prevention efforts by encouraging all people to invest more time in their personal relationships and building their informal support networks. By having conversations and being alert to those around us, we can help identify signs of distress."

    Dr Michael Carr-Gregg

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  • Social Media Influencers

    SPECIAL REPORT: Social Media Influencers

    "Social media influencers often present a highly curated and filtered version of their lives, showcasing only the positive aspects. This can create unrealistic beauty standards, success and happiness for children. Constant exposure to this may lead to feelings of inadequacy, low self-worth and dissatisfaction."

    Dr Emma Woodward

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  • Mobile Phone Separation Anxiety

    SPECIAL REPORT: Mobile Phone Separation Anxiety

    "Critics argue that there is no evidence that a mobile phone ban is effective. However, this is a mischaracterisation of evidence. Peer reviewed literature shows that there would be a number of positive impacts for students relating to such bans at school."

    Dr Michael Carr-Gregg

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  • Flood Support & Recovery

    SPECIAL REPORT: Flood Support & Recovery

    “The recent floods have touched the lives of many. If your child or teenager is exposed to a natural disaster, either directly through lived experience or indirectly through the media, then your support is vital."

    Dr Emma Woodward

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  • Safe partying

    SPECIAL REPORT: A Guide To Safe Partying

    "Teenage gatherings provide important opportunities for young people to mix and gain experiences in social situations. However, it is possible for the best young person to get carried away by their peers and the euphoria of the moment."

    Dr Michael Carr-Gregg

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