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Human health and wellbeing is about the individual, and about balance.

Every body is physically and psychologically a little different.

These are blog articles that can help you better understand health.

Working in Mental Health

By ACS Distance Education on October 25, 2022 in Health & Psychology and Counselling | comments
Mental health offers a wider range of career opportunities than you might think.It's natural to think of the main mental health jobs being counsellors and psychologists, but in reality most people who work in mental health will be in roles beyond these. Mental health offers a wider range of career opportunities than you might think. Many other job options have only emerged in recent years - but they are becoming more widely accepted.  

Childhood Depression

By ACS Distance Education on May 11, 2018 in Health & Psychology and Counselling | comments

Childhood depression can easily go unnoticed.

Children will more often than not, hide their true feelings from adults and even peers, as they are still developing the coping skills to deal with life.

Understanding childhood depression better is important for anyone who interacts with children - from parents and teachers, to youth leaders and anyone else.


What Chemicals are in Herbs?

By ACS Distance Education on April 23, 2018 in Gardening & Health | comments

Herbal medicines have real effects, but they are complicated. The main active ingredients of lavender for instance are linalool, linalyl acetate, linalyl butyrate, volatile oil, cineol, pinene, limonene, camphor, geraniol, borneol and tannin.

Each of these chemicals can do different things to the body though; and the % of each chemical varies between cultivars. Some cultivars of Lavendula angustifolia will contain very little camphor (which can be toxic if ingested in quantity), but many other lavender species are high in camphor.

Using herbs whether medicinally, in cooking or cosmetics can be a very positive thing; but it should be done with a proper understanding of the herb.

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Healthy Eating for Children

By ACS Distance Education on April 21, 2018 in Gardening & Health | comments

It is challenging for parents to get their kids to eat any things that are healthy.

One way of making healthy food interesting to kids is to involve them in gardening, growing and picking the food they eat, or just by helping in the kitchen. Small children are especially keen and love getting involved so this is the time to catch them! Many kids don’t even realise that there is more to what they eat then opening the pantry or fridge door. It’s a process. If you get them involved in that process you can establish an interest in food and good eating habits.  


When women drink alcohol during pregnancy, they risk seriously affecting their baby.

Read on and discover ten things that can go wrong with the baby, not only as a baby - but the impact can continue throughout their entire life.