Happiness, flourishing, thriving and wellbeing…these terms have increased in popular use in parallel to the rise of wellbeing science and positive psychology.
Young people spend a great deal of their time at school so it is natural that it is an environment that can shape their wellbeing.
Psychologists have been searching for the keys to wellbeing, looking to understand what factors help people to thrive.
Everyone wants to feel well but there’s a lot more to wellbeing than happiness and yoga.
A range of apps that promote wellbeing, mindfulness and boost mood are now available.
You’re walking along the street when a scientist approaches you with a clipboard, an envelope, and a benevolent smile.
I became bulimic when I was 15. I didn’t tell anyone. I suffered in silence.
Dr Dianne Vella-Brodrick MAPS, Director of the Master of Applied Positive Psychology, discusses the principles of positive psychology, how we can all live a fuller life and how positive psychology can be applied in schools, among many other settings.
Associate Professor Mike Steger from Colorado State University speaks purposefully and convincingly about the value of living a life infused with meaning.
A focus on our strengths can help to support our wellbeing.
A key challenge for schools is how to best educate young people for the rigours of adulthood.