May 13-19 is STOP for Schizophrenia Awareness Week, the idea is watch what you say and raise money for schizophrenia research, see http://goo.gl/ddrsc for further details and registration.
Limited Free Screening, ground breaking movie to view, No Charge; health movie on how the power of our mind can contribute to our own health and healing. Click on the link http://goo.gl/DFH87. Enjoy
Visit http://goo.gl/GOCDbC website for helpful parenting information, resources, downloadable tools, forums and more. You can find special needs resources for autism and disability and for grown-ups - looking after yourself, grandparents and various other topics based on evidence-informed parenting resources.
Child Rights Calendar Celebrates the New Year by Pro Bono Australia News.
7th January 2013
To celebrate the new year and help engage children in learning about their rights and responsibilities, United Nations' child rights organisation UNICEF Australia has produced a 2013 downloadable calendar.
The free Child Rights Calendar includes key dates such as International Women's Day, National Volunteer Week and World Humanitarian Day.
UNICEF Australia says that the calendar is ideal for the classroom or home but could also assist youth group leaders and humanitarian or child focussed workplaces across the country.
The calendar also features the artwork of UNICEF's youth engagement officer Mia Cox who has illustrated children who represent the United Nations' 12 child rights.
The Child Rights Calendar can be downloaded free here.
Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre
We need your help!
Do you have two minutes to help mental health research?
The Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre is working hard to develop new treatments for mental illness. As a part of our research, we are trying to better understand what kind of depression treatments the Australian public would like to have available to them, and what kind of antidepressant therapies are being offered when they first seek treatment.
If you are an Australian citizen or resident, we would be very grateful if you would help us by completing a short survey. We are interested in everyone's thoughts and want to hear from people who have not experienced depression, as well as those who have.
The survey is completely anonymous and will take approximately two minutes to complete.
Thank you for your help, and please pass this email on far and wide!
MAPrc survey: http://goo.gl/v2yRD
Dr Rebecca Segrave
Research Fellow / Clinical Neuropsychologist
Psychiatric Neurotechnology Stream Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre
a: Level 4, 607 St Kilda Rd, Prahran, 3004
p:+61 3 9076 5030
See ABC1 on IVIEW to watch "The Boy Who Was Born A Girl", is a great personal story showing the determination to be true to oneself and the unconditional love of a mother.
If you are interested in Brain Science, a great book to read is Brain Rules: 12 Priciples for Surviving & Thriving at Work, Home & School, Author: John Medina. This book explores how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children and the way we work. This book describes a brain rule - what scientists know for sure about how our brains work. It also offers transformative ideas for our daily lives. Check it out.
If you are interested in changes to the DSM1V, then go to http://www.dsm5.org for updated information regarding mental health diagnosis. Need training and further information regarding this and other mental health subjects check out http://www.tatratraining.com
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