This month's news from the Center for Emotional Health

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From stress to strength - building resilience in our teachers

Teaching has become one of the most stressful professions in modern society. Professor Ron Rapee discusses how we can better support teachers so they can achieve to their greatest ability in the classroom. Read more

Identifying and managing anxiety in the classroom
Anxiety in young people is often internalised so can be difficult to detect. Teachers are often in a position to notice externalised behaviours in the classroom. Professor Jennie Hudson discusses the telltale signs and what you can do to support a student you suspect may have anxiety.  Read more

Run or walk to raise money for youth mental health research
Looking to do something good for your body and mind? Join us this Sunday, 27 August for the North Ryde Fun Run.  Participate in a 2km walk or 5km run. The funds raised go towards research into youth mental health and treatment programs, and to other worthy Rotary projects. Damien Fitzpatrick, NSW Waratah player and CEH Ambassador, will open the event and participate in the walk.  We hope to see you there. Register now
New research
Binge eating and its impact on the individual and society
How abnormal is binge eating? Our newest research looks at 18-year time trends in population prevalence and burden.  You might be surprised by the results.
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Stigma reduction and help seeking in Australian classrooms
In a group of 30 high school students, 7 will have a mental health issue but only 2 will seek professional help. The most common reason for this is stigma, or fear of negative reactions by others. But a new school program by batyr is reducing stigma and increasing intentions of help seeking.
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Moral disengagement and bullying behaviour
Bullying is a significant problem in schools and often results in a range of negative outcomes, such as anxiety and depression. This new research examined whether students are able to  rationalise and justify their bullying behaviours (also known as moral disengagement) and whether these harmful behaviours are promoted in very best friendships.
2km walk or 5km run to raise money for youth mental health research. At the Macquarie University Sport Fields and organised by Rotary Club of North Ryde.
Sunday, 27 August

Professor Eric Storch, from the University of South Florida, will discuss the symptoms of OCD, the familial and individual factors that maintain symptoms and available evidence-based treatments.
Tuesday, 26 September

World-leading expert in obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, Professor Eric Storch, will teach how to assess and accurately diagnose OCD in children and adolescents.
Friday, 29 September
Implementation of an intensive, 1 session, treatment for phobic youth from assessment through to its completion
Friday, 13 October
Assessment, treatment and prevention of anxiety in children and adolescents and specific training on how to run the Cool Kids™ anxiety program.
Anytime, online
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