This month's news from the Center for Emotional Health

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Why should we care about body image?

Dr Jasmine Fardouly talks through the key influences on our perceptions of body image and some strategies we can implement to promote positive perceptions in ourselves and others. Read more


Three proven psychological treatments for young people that need to be funded
Doctor Ella Oar, Professor Jennie Hudson and Associate Professor Viviana Wuthrich discuss what the research tells us about parent only interventions, online treatments and brief intensive treatments. Read more

The season for giving
A big shout out to the team at Piccolo Me Cafe, Macquarie University Campus, who generously undertook a fundraising event during Mental Health Month to support the Centre for Emotional Health.  In total, close to $1300 was raised. Deputy Director Melissa Norberg stopped by to present a thank you to manager Mark Lim.  If you're ever on campus be sure to get yourself Piccolo’d!
New research
Stepped care for anxious youth - does it work?
A stepped care system offers a series of treatments, from least resource intensive (e.g. self-help) through to most resource intensive (e.g. tailored therapy). But is it an effective approach to treatment for anxious youth?
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Telecare for rural communities
Promising findings for telecare as a means for providing mental health treatment for those in rural communities.
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Challenging parenting behaviour key to less anxious children
This study conducted by Rebecca Lazurus and Professor Jennie Hudson found that parents who allow their kids to engage in rough and tumble play and push the boundaries with their physical activity are less likely to be anxious.
Learn about the latest research on 'what works' in emotional health prevention and intervention in the school context. Ideal for school psychologists, counsellors, student welfare teachers and other staff who support the emotional wellbeing of students. Early bird rates until 1 February!
Wednesday, 7 March 2018
Assessment, treatment and prevention of anxiety in children and adolescents and instruction on how to run the Cool Kids™ anxiety program
Friday, 23 March 2018
Assessment, treatment and prevention of anxiety in children and adolescents and specific training on how to run the Cool Kids™ anxiety program.
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