Serious Issues

Livewire

Livewire has recently been launched; it is a site for young people with health conditions or disabilities. The site provides the opportunity for other people with the same or similar conditions to chat and connect. We spoke to the Annie a user of Livewire and Cinnamon, the marketing director. More...

Cyber Bullying Prevention tips for Teenagers

Technology is an increasing trend, but with anything that is popular it has both positives and negatives, the negative being Cyber Bullying. More...

understanding of safe sex

RMIT University research has revealed big gaps in Australians' understanding of safe sex, with few people using contraceptives correctly and most knowing very little about the range of contraceptive options on the market. More...

Elissa Sursara from bullied to beautiful

Elissa Sursara is an Australian biologist, broadcaster, filmmaker and celebrity conservationist who came into popularity after a number ofelevision and film appearances relating to her environmental work. A former child actress appearing modestly on day time television, Sursara is the celebrity ambassador for a series of animal rights organisations, including the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and the WWF's Earth Hour. More...

Chlamydia and When Sex is Not OK

Sexual assault is "any unwanted sexual behaviour that makes a person feel fearful, uncomfortable or threatened. It includes any sexual activity that a person has not freely agreed to. All forms of sexual assault are criminal and the More...

When No Means No!

SEXUAL ASSAULT is an act of violence, which takes female's control over their bodies, rights and feelings away from them. Sexual assault is a criminal offence. More...

Self-Help and Support Groups - Dating & Herpes

Support - to hold up, to encourage, cheer on, be there for, champion, assist, and strengthen. All this and so much more is provided by the countless volunteer support groups throughout the country. More...

Is Money Hurting Your Relationship?

Is a third party interfering in your relationship? If you have a wallet in your handbag or pocket, the answer may well be yes. Money, if not handled properly, has the potential to threaten even the best of relationships. Greg Bell, founder of ihatebudgets, believes that couples can grow together instead of apart because of money, provided they take the right steps to do so. More...



Sexual Assault

SEXUAL ASSAULT is an act of violence, which takes female's control over their bodies, rights and feelings away from them. Sexual assault is a criminal offence. Any behaviour of a sexual nature that makes you feel uncomfortable, frightened, and intimidated and that you have not agreed to constitutes sexual assault or harassment. This includes someone touching, More...

Post Bridal Depression

The thank you notes are done, the dress is being preserved, the cake is safely in the freezer, and you're married. Sadly, many new brides sink into a depression shortly after the wedding. Some say it is because the chore that has occupied so much of your time is finished, and you don't know what to do with yourself. More...

SHINE For Life

SHINE For Life is a nation-wide initiative directly aimed at inspiring, encouraging and empowering each unique individual to embrace, explore and strive toward, their own personal potential. Everyone was born to SHINE! More...

Bullying

Anyone can be bullied, it doesn't matter what your age, sex or cultural background. Bullying is a lot more common than people think and can happen in many different environments including school, at home or at work. More...

Being A Mum

I remember looking at the pregnancy test sitting on the doctor's desk. I watched as two lines appeared and I said to the doctor "that's not good is it?" I don't remember what he said. More...

Stalking: Trouble or Love?

Stalking situations can begin with flattering attention. But as unwanted attention continues it becomes annoying, potentially dangerous, and can even turn deadly. Every stalking situation has the potential to escalate to violence. More...

Teenage Pregnancy

Discovering you're pregnant should be a joyous and momentous occasion, however, four out of every ten young women aren't quite so pleased. An unplanned pregnancy is one of life's most difficult experiences. Thoughts and feelings are confusing and it's hard to know what to do and where to turn for help and support. More...

Australians Against Child Abuse

Australians Against Child Abuse is an independent children's charity committed to the prevention of child abuse and neglect and are to be commended on their diligent work in raising public awareness about child abuse and devising ways to prevent it from further occurring. More...

Television Violence

TELEVISION can be a powerful influence in developing value systems and behaviour in children. Studies have shown that extensive viewing of television violence by children can cause them to become aggressive. Children who view programs where violence is very realistic, frequently repeated or left unpunished, are more likely to imitate what they observe on television. More...

Youth Depression

Everyone feels down or sad at times during their life. If these feelings of sadness and depression don't go away and last for more than a couple of weeks then that person may be depressed. More...

Suicide - is it the way out?

There are things in life that confuse us. Some of these things can be dealt with in a matter of minutes, while others take time - days, months, and sometimes even years. More...

Date Rape

For most people, the words "rape" or "sexual assault" conjure up images of a stranger in a balaclava springing from a dark and secluded location to attack and rape an unsuspecting victim. More...

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