Art as therapy

Have you seen the adult colouring books and wondered why they have suddenly “taken off” and become so popular?  Well, the answer lies in more widespread awareness of the need to reduce stress in our everyday lives and the books create a simple means for reducing that stress through art.   Stress can have harmful…

But I Don’t Want to Go Back to School!

A new school year can be the perfect time to start fresh, with a clean slate.  You and your family may be energized and ready to tackle anything that comes your way.  Alternatively, the prospect of the year ahead may be unappealing or downright daunting.  These feelings can be expressed in many ways, and for…

Beating exam and study stress

Term three can signal “panic stations” in many households.  For year 11 students, it’s a time of assessments, assignments and the countdown to starting their final year of school. For those in year 12, it is their last term at school: their final exams are just around the corner, the results setting their path to…

Back-to-School Blues

For many young people, a new school year signals excitement and anticipation as they look forward to catching up with friends, beginning classes with a cool new teacher, or taking up an elective they are really interested in.  Unfortunately for others, the new school year can arouse feelings of nervousness, trepidation, anxiety, fear and even…

Avoiding the Slump – Year-end Motivation Tips

We are entering that funny time of year where things are coming to an end, but not necessarily winding down. People can become overwhelmed in these situations, lose motivation and before they know it, get stuck between thoughts and actions. So, how can you reduce the risk of getting caught up in that end of…

Help At Hand For Students Under Stress

Tutors Helps KYDS

  KYDS Youth Services are set to provide mental health support and services to young people in Hornsby, thanks to a “location donation” by Art of Smart Education. KYDS business and funding manager Felicity McDonnell said they would work collaboratively at the new space on Peats Ferry Rd, Hornsby. “It is an incredible opportunity to…

Rowe’s Resilience Makes Her Ideal Ambassador