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Stressed out students voice their gripes

A year ago, a National Union of Students/Headspace survey of 2,600 university students revealed some troubling insights. A majority (66 per cent) reported high psychological distress over the past year, while 70 per cent rated their mental health 'poor' or 'fair'. Now, the sources of their ...

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Can AI really predict suicide?

Despite click-baiting headlines like How tech giants are using AI to prevent self-harm and suicide and Artificial intelligence can now predict suicide with remarkable accuracy, some experts aren't so sure that's true. On the back of a further claim that AI uses brain imaging data to ‘identify suicidal youth’, this time, ...

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Professor toughens up trainee teachers

Caroline Mansfield is teaching teachers resilience on a global scale. The Murdoch University Associate Professor's program, the sunnily-named Building Resilience in Teacher Education (BRITE), has 5,000 users and counting. Resilience - the capacity to quickly bounce back after setbacks - sounds ...

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Could exams be as stressful as bear attacks?

What’s more stressful, end-of-year university exams or a bear attack? Common sense would suggest the latter, but one educational expert has said some students find exams so nerve-racking that the stress response triggered in a test setting is similar to ...

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Study probes how unis can promote mental health

Not tabling multiple assignments to be due on the same day and having a built environment that encourages students to get outdoors are two recommendations of a new study analysing how universities can promote mental wellbeing. "Setting-based interventions to promote ...

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