Sugarland performance provides platform for regional students to discuss mental health

Hoping to shed light on mental health issues and Indigenous culture, north Queensland high schools have opened their doors to educational performance arts workshops. Pioneer State High School drama teacher, Sarah Ling, welcomed the workshops into her classroom earlier this week as reported by ABC News. She explained the workshops were run by company members of the Australian Theatre For Young People who are involved in Sugarland — a play …

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Five years on from Black Saturday, most survivors are doing OK

By Lisa Gibbs, University of Melbourne Five years on from the devastating Black Saturday fires that swept through central Victoria in February 2009, research shows that people and communities are largely recovering well. In the first major data release of the ongoing Beyond Bushfires study, of which I am a lead researcher, we found a majority of people affected by the fires are not experiencing ongoing psychological distress. The results …

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