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Exam prep during COVID: Tips from brain sciencePosted by Kristal Lau - October 24th 2020
It’s been an unusual learning year for teens and young people with a whole bunch of new demands. From the screen fatigue of remote learning and multiple re-returns to the classroom, these are tough changes to have to navigate for the first time. Now with the rapidly looming exam season, it would be understandable to feel overwhelmed by mounting pressure and stress. Tests are usually hard enough, let alone getting through them during a pandemic! Here are some simple brain boosting tips for this study season.
Self-care for healthcare workers during Covid-19Posted by Dr Eleanor De Ath-Miller - September 22nd 2020
It started as a sprint and now it's a marathon. If you are on the frontline of COVID-19 in a Victorian hospital or community healthcare setting you may notice your body and mind on high alert while you spend the majority of your waking hours caring for others. There’s nothing selfish about taking care of your basic needs – the health of your body + mind need to come first.
WFH with kids (7 min read)Posted by Megan Mellington - September 9th 2020
In 2019 you ordered the work + life integration package from the universe. You anticipated the delivery of that parcel with excitement. You cleared space for it. You tracked it, saw it was nearly here, and waited near the door all day. But the universe sent the wrong parcel and in 2020 you received the WFH with kids package instead.
A neuropsychologist, what's that? (5 min read)Posted by Dr Brooke Davis - September 3rd 2020
A neuropsychologist, what’s that? This is the number one question asked of neuropsychologists everywhere. And we don’t mind at all because we love talking about brain and wellbeing science. Us neuropsychologists are also asked some other questions all the time. So here are the answers.
Parenting through COVID restriction fatigue (3 min read)Posted by Megan Mellington - August 3rd 2020
Stage 3 and 4 COVID19 restrictions pose new challenges for us parents and our families. Many of us are without some of the supports that usually aid us on our parenting journey. The mental load has gone up. We are without our usual routines, our usual support structures like childcare or school, and our ways of accessing our ‘tribe’. This increased mental load can bring fatigue and it might be hard to plan a way through.
WFH: Simple tips for keeping your routine (3 min read)Posted by Carly James - July 23rd 2020
How many of us are currently getting up 5 minutes before that 9am Zoom meeting to attend in trackies and fluffy socks? In theory, this sounds like one of the benefits of working from home. I'm not here to rain on your parade (if the socks are working, don't change it for me!) - but the comfortable option can sometimes hinder motivation, productivity, and ultimately, wellbeing.
R U OK? How to talk about mental health (3 min read)Posted by Daniela De Fazio - July 23rd 2020
Good friends are there for the fun times, and great friends stick around when times get tough. But knowing how to support someone in their tough times is not always easy and even starting a conversation about mental health can seem tricky.
Launch in Conversation: Episode 1Posted by Daniela De Fazio - June 1st 2020
This week we are speaking to Lance Picioane from Love Me Love You where we discuss the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and some of the ways Love Me Love You is innovating in 2020.
What brain science says about better sleep (2 min read)Posted by Brooke Davis - July 23rd 2020
Sleep scientists are still trying to understand why we sleep but everyone agrees that most people have times where they are happy with their sleep, and times when their sleep bothers them. If you'd like better sleep, here are our top three sleep tips, and yes, they are backed by science.