Lunchbox / Soapbox
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Body image, bullying, cyber-safety, school exams, risk-taking, identity, authority, drugs and alcohol … the list of pressures teenagers face is endless. And let’s face it, it’s not an easy time for parents either. But rest assured: there are tools we can implement to make a difference in the health and well-being of young people.
Renowned child and adolescent psychologist Michael Carr-Gregg takes a close look at adolescent mental health in Australia today, and outlines the strategies parents can implement to help families through these often-tricky years.
Sometimes there’s nothing better than a good rant. Every Thursday, the Wheeler Centre hosts an old-fashioned Speakers’ Corner in the middle of the city, where writers and thinkers can have their say on the topics that won’t let them sleep at night.
Featuring some of our most compelling voices across just about every sector of human endeavour you can imagine, the themes dominating Lunchbox/Soapbox are proudly idiosyncratic. BYO lunch. Ideas provided.
Dr Michael Carr-Gregg works as a nationally registered child and adolescent psychologist who is passionate about delivering evidence based psychology workshops and seminars that make a difference to the health and well-being of young people.
We love exploring ideas at the Wheeler Centre, and encouraging others to do the same. That’s why every Thursday lunchtime we hand the microphone over to the great thinkers, dreamers and orators of our time.
With a dazzling range of passionate speakers and unusual topics, our soapbox provides a platform for the eclectic, topical and enlightening stories you won’t hear elsewhere. This is the most memorable lunch break you’ll have all week.
If you’re in need of sustenance of body as well as mind, the MOAT lunch cart will be serving delicious $10 lunchboxes in the Performance Space from 12.20pm.