Working parents will recognise the age-old challenge of trying to get little Johnny or Jess to pick-up their laundry. At my place, to my horror, my kids’ laundry is usually strewn across several frontiers, from bedroom, to bathroom, to lounge room and beyond. As a parent, I would naturally prefer to channel my parental anxieties at far more important subjects.
Youth unemployment, mental health problems and homeless are increasingly becoming issues of concern within our society. Our Casework and Clinical Services Practice Leader and acting Out of Home Care Executive Manager, Ariana Kenny, shares her insights on these issues in a conversation with the Blacktown Advocate. Some of key takeaways Ariana shared were: “Economic stresses are strongly linked with the development of mental health issues,
I was listening to a podcast the other day, of which I’ve become quite a fan. The topic was epigenetics. Crudely, it is the concept that our gene sensitivities are switched on and off by experiences in our lives. One of the scenarios given in discussion was lab tests where mice were ‘bred’ to be fearful of the scent of cherry blossoms.