How to get your child active and improve their wellbeing

In order for children to stay healthy, professionals recommend that they participate in a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity every day. Physical activity has benefits at every age – here are some of the advantages of regular exercise for children:

Improves brain function

Research indicates that regular exercise can increase the size of the hippocampus, an area of the brain that focuses on learning and memory.

5 benefits of playing music

Learning how to play a musical instrument is more than just a hobby. Many people develop a deep appreciation for playing music after learning an instrument at school. The benefits of playing music can be physical, mental and spiritual. Time and again, science has shown that learning how to play a musical instrument benefits both adults and children, and it is often linked to better learning outcomes in school.

How to help your teenager build resilience skills

How to help your teenager build resilience skills

More Australian teenagers are in severe psychological distress than five years ago despite growing awareness and initiatives aimed at tackling mental illness, a new report by Mission Australia shows.

Teenagers, in particular, are going through a transitional period that exposes them to more potentially stressful situations than they have previously experienced.