Alcohol and Pregnancy

September 8th, 2011

9th September is International FASD Day, a day that aims to raise awareness of the risks for an unborn child from drinking alcohol during pregnancy. It is marked by 9 seconds of reflection on the 9th September at 9:09am. As the sun rises in the east, this special event begins in New Zealand, then Australia, [...]

Coping with the Curve Ball

August 11th, 2011

What happens when the bad stuff lands smack bang on your doorstep or life chucks you a curve ball? Sometimes I block out everything that makes the world not seem like the great, fantastic world I want it to be. I think I deliberately make myself busy during news time and never seem lose myself [...]

Think Before You Ink

July 26th, 2011

Tatts and piercings are really popular at the moment. They make a strong statement about who you are, can have some real meaning and significance to you, and we can’t lie – they can look awesome! But with this Thursday being World Hepatitis Day what sort of stuff do you need to consider before getting [...]

Eating Disorders – You Are Not Alone

June 13th, 2011

An eating disorder is a serious mental illness that involves preoccupation with control over one’s body weight, shape, eating and exercising. It can be a way of dealing with underlying unresolved emotional and psychological issues. An eating disorder is not a lifestyle choice. The incidence of eating disorders affects 2-3% of the Australian population, a [...]

Magical Menstrual Products

March 23rd, 2011

The choices you never knew you had!   Most female-bodied people have a menstrual cycle – that is, they get their period. In a nutshell, for an average of 5 days a week (but anywhere from 1 day to 9 days) the uterus is busy expelling uterine lining and blood through the vagina. When young [...]

Deconstructing Your Monthly Mensies

March 17th, 2011

Confused about your period? Need a no-frills, easy-to-understand guide to Auntie Flo? Then prepare to get educated as one girl swan-dives into the magical world of menstruation!

Exam time – the in’s and out’s of the actual exam

October 26th, 2010

  For many of you at school, college and uni you are faced with exams, exams and more exams. Our exams topic page and managing stress section has information on how to study effectively and how to cope with results but what about preparing for the actual exam? What do you need know? What do [...]