Wellbeing Resources


MHS Parent’s Alcohol and Drug Resource Book

The P&C has produced a Mosman High School Parent’s Alcohol and Drug Resource Book which was distributed to all parents 2015. All new parents receive a copy with the Semester 1 report each year. Please ask at the School Office if you would like a copy.

 

Macquarie University Centre for Emotional Health clinic

The Centre for Emotional Health at Macquarie University has a wealth of resources for families around stress, anxiety and depression.

 

Helping Your Anxious Child – A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents

This book is a step-by-step guide for parents on helping their anxious child, written by Australian academics who specialise in this area.

Authors: Ronald M Rapee, Susan H Spence, Vanessa Cobham, Ann Wignall, Heidi Lyneham

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications 2008

Headspace

Headspace provides youth mental health services for Australians aged 12-25 and online resources for families.

 

Youth Beyond Blue

A website aimed at young people providing advice on why they may be feeling anxious or suffering depression, how to alleviate those feelings and how to help friends or relations who may be in trouble.  Also provides 24-hour help line and evening chatline. https://www.youthbeyondblue.com

 

Smiling Mind

This is a website and free app which provide a program of age appropriate mindfulness meditations https://www.smilingmind.com.au

 

Surviving Year 12  – Advice for students and parents on studying for exams by Dr Michael Carr-Gregg

For those who were unable to make the presentation by respected adolescent psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg at the Glen Street Theatre on ‘Surviving Year 12’; the Wellbeing Committee has produced some notes on his 20 pieces of advice for parents and students on surviving exams. You can read them here Surviving Year 12

Although they will be of most interest for students in Years 11 and 12, they also include some excellent research-evidenced advice that is equally applicable for students studying for exams in Years 7 to 10.

Michael said that the most important thing by far is getting enough sleep. REM sleep plays an important part in memory processing and the research shows that not getting enough sleep reduces the capacity to store and recall information which has been learnt. Interestingly, he also said that ten years ago he would not have suggested mindfulness meditation, but recent research has provided compelling evidence of the benefits. He suggests using the Smiling Mind  App which is free and developed specially for young people.

Older students might also find useful information on the Headspace website about surviving exams.