Children’s mental health throughout COVID-19 pandemic

May 17, 2020

Throughout these tough times, many of us have struggled with our mental health. Although, many people might not realise that COVID-19 has also impacted children’s mental health. Kids Helpline has...

Children losing physical literacy

Children losing physical literacy
October 9, 2017

Half of the kids in year six in Australian schools haven’t mastered fundamental movement skills, such as throwing, kicking or leaping. According to a report released by the Australian Sporting Commission...

Kids worried about next meals

Kids worried about next meals
October 2, 2017
Children in remote Western Australia worry about getting enough food, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Edith Cowan University.

Adoption troubles

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BMI requirements prevent potential parents from adopting.
September 11, 2017

Research reveals high a BMI can prevent people from adopting. The research by not-for-profit organisation, Adopt Change, has revealed that body mass index, more commonly known as BMI, now plays a significant...

Wheelchairs For Kids

Photo Credit: Don Kidson, Distribution Manager of WFK
August 14, 2017

What happens to disabled children in developing countries who need a wheelchair but can’t afford one? Wheelchairs For Kids helps. Wheelchairs For Kids is an organisation whose aim is to provide wheelchairs...

Art from the Heart at HeARTlines Festival

Kids will enjoy a reading by the Kylie Howarth of her new book 1,2 Pirate stew, as part of her art workshop. Photo credit: Kylie Howarth.
Mandurah Arts Centre partners with Act-Belong-Commit to create a childrens literature and illustration festival.
May 16, 2017

Become a cartoonist, writer or a potato painter at the Act-Belong-Commit HeARTlines Children's Literature and Illustration Festival 2017. The month long festival begins with an open day on Saturday,...

Afghan girls skate towards brighter future

Afghanistan girls lining up to skate
October 21, 2015

Young Afghan girls are taking to the streets to showcase their skateboarding skills. If this sounds odd to you, it sure took me by surprise too. These girls have learnt how to skate through an organisation...

Uncertainty troubles domestic violence services despite new funds

Funding to support victims of domestic violence has been confirmed, but only for a short time.
March 25, 2015

A $230 million government investment in domestic violence services has been met with a lukewarm reception, with fears it is merely a short-term solution to the problem. The national funding, confirmed this...

Ninja trainers needed for WA’s CoderDojo

Ninja trainers needed for WA's CoderDojo
March 11, 2015

In a world driven by apps, everyone needs to know something about code — that's the motivation behind CoderDojo, a group dedicated to increasing the number of computer programers in the world. CoderDojo...

Crime higher among kids with ADHD

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September 4, 2014

Children with ADHD are twice as likely to commit crimes than those without the mental health condition, according to new research conducted by the Telethon Kids Institute. Marion Print reports.

Push for more asylum-seeking kids to be released into community

Almost 1550 children will be released by the end of this year.
August 21, 2014

UPDATE Australasia's largest specialist medical college, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP), is stressed the importance of releasing all children from detention centres ahead of the Minister...

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