Good sleep is key to pre-teen mental health
Improving sleep is one way to help support a young adolescent’s mental health and wellbeing – with long-lasting benefits, finds University of Melbourne research
What we know about our children after 2021
2021 brought challenges for children, parents, carers and educators; University of Melbourne experts discuss what we need to focus on for the future
Promoting health in schools: Old idea, new opportunities
The WHO’s ‘health promoting schools’ is an old idea, but new research including the University of Melbourne is finding new ways to fully realise its potential.
How social and emotional learning can help our school kids cope
Following an emergency, like COVID-19, a University of Melbourne expert says social and emotional learning in schools can play a vital role in student wellbeing
Taking positive psychology into the classroom
University of Melbourne experts in positive psychology are exploring how best to apply the science of wellbeing for school students in key learning environments
Is your child lonely at school?
Loneliness can cause serious problems for primary and secondary school kids; some key steps can help your child connect, say University of Melbourne experts.
The importance of your child’s middle years
Far from being a quiet time, a child’s middle years - from 8 to 12 – are transformative. But a University of Melbourne expert says we need better understanding.
Why is school connectedness so important?
University of Melbourne researchers have outlined the four key steps to school connectedness; an important factor in students' learning and development.
More sleep, less bad behaviour
New research, involving the University of Melbourne, finds adequate sleep may minimise the impact of many childhood behavioural problems.
Bullied school kids left behind in learning
Researchers at Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and University of Melbourne establish link between being bullied at school and poorer learning outcomes