Quelling Quarrels in Quarantine This week, Chris and Rowan discuss ways of using positive psychology to manage the added conflict and situations that we’re all likely to face over the coming months. We discuss what conflict is and some of the main conflict styles that people tend to use, ways of using the character… Read more »
This article is about those for whom Christmas is not such a joyous time because of painful childhood memories.
This article is about containing the amount of time that kids spend on screens and using social media compared with being outside, or enjoying green time.
This article describes observations surrounding an increase in existential depression amongst bright, creative and resourceful young men in their early years of adulthood.
Bullying is a significant social problem, partly because of its harmful impact on mental health. This article examines the impact of bullying and some practical ways that bullying can be addressed or mitigated. Click here for a video of Chris’s aforementioned session at Unleash the Beast Writing and Well-Being Symposium entitled: Sticks and Stones….Words Can… Read more »
Over recent years I’ve noticed an increase in depression amongst bright, creative and resourceful young men in early years of adulthood. I think it hints at deep social and cultural change. This pattern contrasts with that expectation that mental health problems such as depression are more likely to be suffered by those who are less… Read more »
This article relates to an increase in the rates of depression that has been observed amongst young men in recent years.
This article considers the potential positive and negative influence of the hit TV series, 13 Reasons Why, on young people’s mental health and wellbeing [Spoiler alert – some plot lines revealed] How could TV producers justify their graphic depiction of the suicide of a 17-year-old girl, a recognized risk factor for copycat suicidal behaviour? As many… Read more »
An article about the Netflix TV show 13 Reasons Why and whether you should allow your kids to watch it, considering the potentially distressing content.
As parents, we can struggle to know what is the right thing to do if our child encounters seemingly insurmountable problems at their school and is miserable and frustrated. Should we tell them to stick it out or do we transfer them to another school? Is there a right time to bail from a school… Read more »