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  • Posted Wellbeing begins with 'We' to Sue's Blog
    Many of Australia's challenges stem from poor relationships and unsupportive environments. In a blog on open forum.com.au, Sue argues that our wellbeing as individuals and a community is limited unless we are positively connected with others: http://www.openforum.com.au/content/wellbeing-begins-'we'...
  • Posted News & Upcoming Events to Sue Roffey Associates
    Sue's book Positive Relationships is available now in paperback, and the price has been reduced significantly at Gleebooks.com.au and at Amazon.co.uk - read the 5 star reviews there!Click on "Continue reading ..." below for a full list of upcoming courses and...
  • Posted Instead of a smack to Sue's Blog
    The England Children's Commissioner Maggie Atkinson wants to outlaw smacking. This is great news but I can already hear the backlash from parents who feel it is their right to 'discipline' their children in this way, and also from those...
  • Posted The meaning of Mandela's life for us now to Sue's Blog
    Mandela's body has been laid to rest and the fear is that his values and philosophy will go with him. How many world leaders who have been eulogising his memory have the same vision for a shared humanity? What...
  • Posted Conflict, Creativity and a Touch of Kindness to Sue's Blog
    One evening recently we were walking up to the cinema and passed an altercation, one car coming down the hill and the other going up - with no room to pass. The traffic was building up from the top...
  • Posted Please, PLEASE talk with your children to Sue's Blog
    Put your phone away and have conversations with your kids - listen to them, respond to them, ask them questions, be interested, encourage them to notice, teach them to think. I was on a bus this week and there...
  • Posted A Blessing Shared to Sue's Blog
    Briefly recording what you are thankful for every day is a protective factor in mental health. There is evidence that doing this leads to greater alertness, enthusiasm, determination, optimism and energy - alongside less depression and stress. Those who...
  • Posted Diary of Past Events to Sue Roffey Associates
    A quick summary of past work by Sue Roffey Associates....
  • Posted Everything Was Fine Until We Had a Baby to Sue's Blog
    I am writing this because of three families I heard about this week - all struggling with being young parents and how to deal with the multiple changes and challenges this brings.All these couples love each other, knew each other...
  • Posted Sue Roffey to Sue Roffey Associates
    Working to support children, promote social and emotional learning, develop pro-social behaviour, increase social inclusion and develop relational values in education and the wider community. Sue is an educational psychologist, academic and author specialising in social, emotional and behavioural issues. She...
  • Posted Wellbeing Facilitators: Wellbeing Inhibitors to Sue's Blog
    Wellbeing in schools is different from welfare. Welfare policies determine what you do when students are identified as in need of additional help. This is reactive and often the province of senior or specialist staff. When wellbeing is core...
  • Posted Fifty ways to cheer your lover to Sue's Blog
    Been having conversations this week about the elements of a flourishing long-term relationship. These can be summarised as passion, romance, companionship and commitment. There have been further discussions about what romance means and even whether it is relevant when you...
  • Posted I need more TIME! to Sue's Blog
    This cry, or a version of it, goes up in schools day after day. Forgive me for stating the obvious but maybe this will still come as a surprise to some people: There is no such thing as more time...
  • Posted The Joys of being Seriously Insignificant to Sue's Blog
    I was 13 when, lying on the grass looking up at the summer night sky, I realised just how big the universe was and how timeless. I struggled with concepts of infinity and eternity for a while until my...
  • Posted Stuck on Stickers? to Sue's Blog
    When children behave in positive ways, do they feel good about this because they see themselves as developing strengths, skills and positive qualities and perhaps doing something worthwhile - or because they get a sticker or certificate? Dr. Helen...
  • Posted Aboriginal Girls Circle: Learning together to Sue's Blog
    From sheer exhaustion on Sunday to exhilaration by Tuesday evening. The difference made by fifteen amazing, inspirational, creative, insightful young Aboriginal women with the on-going support of staff in Delroy School in Dubbo, local Elders and NAPCAN. Students (from Years...
  • Posted Sue's Blog to Sue Roffey Associates
    Follow Sue's thoughts about the world and events here. You can also follow her on Twitter @SueRoffey. Some other interesting stuff gets posted at Wellbeing Australia: http://www.wellbeingaustralia.com.au/wba/...
  • Posted Associates: Bill Hansberry & Ali Palmer to Sue Roffey Associates
    Bill Hansberry is based in Adelaide. SA. He is a teacher, counsellor and change agent for schools. Much of his work is in the field of restorative practices. More information about Bill and testimonials to his work can be found here. Bill...
  • Posted Philosophy & Practice to Sue Roffey Associates
    The following philosophy underpins the approaches that are used in training, consultancy and research activities undertaken by Sue Roffey Associates....
  • Posted Training and Professional Development to Sue Roffey Associates
    SRA provides training on many aspects of behaviour, school and student wellbeing, school leadership and related matters, including open-booking courses for the British Psychological Society Learning Centre and for the NSW Association of Independent Schools. For details of forthcoming courses, go to the News...
  • Posted Publications - including some free sample chapters ... to Sue Roffey Associates
    Changing Behaviour in Schools: Promoting Relationships and Wellbeing and the revised edition of the New Teachers Survival Guide to Behaviour are available from Sage in the UK and Footprint Books in Australia. You can read some reviews of Changing Behaviour here. Positive Relationships: Evidence...
  • Posted Grace to Sue's Blog
    Grace has many meanings, some religious and related to God's forgiveness; others elicit images of fluid physical movement. One definition is about a quality of character, defined in my dictionary as 'courteous goodwill.' It is this latter meaning I...
  • Posted Head in the Snow? Where is the outcry on climate change? to Sue's Blog
    The UK is experiencing its longest and coldest winter for years. Since February 1st the temperature has barely risen above freezing. The snow is shutting roads and schools, bringing down power lines and preventing people going to work. It...
  • Posted Solitude and loneliness to Sue's Blog
    My mum has always found it hard to be alone and now as she is in her fading weeks I sit holding her hand and reflect on how this has impacted on her life. She has appeared to only value...
  • Posted Think and be happy newsletter (extract) to Sue Roffey Associates
    Featured Speaker:POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH DR SUE ROFFEYRelationships are a highly significant part of our world and make a great difference to how we see ourselves and others, our sense of meaning and purpose, our engagement, and the positive feelings we...
  • Posted Will the rich really run away from higher tax? And if so, does it matter? to David Roffey
    Whenever high taxes on the super-rich are up for discussion, we frequently hear the argument (usually from the super-rich or their friends!) that this will result in a devastating loss of talent and investment as these individuals flee the country....
  • Posted What are Oil Reserves? to David Roffey
    What are oil reserves? Nobody knows. OPEC Rules divi up the production cap according to stated reserves, so when they adopted that rule, declared reserves jumped without any new oil finds, and no-one ever accepts that their reserves have been...
  • Posted Safe energy to David Roffey
    A friend recommended reading an opinion piece on the UK's shambolic policy on nuclear energy. I stopped reading after "The facts on nuclear are pretty clear. It is far and away the safest means of generating a given amount of electrical...
  • Posted Will the oil price trigger the long-predicted double dip? to David Roffey
    Back in March 2008, I put down my prediction that later that year the oil price would reach $145  - from the $110 it had reached then - and bring an end to world economic growth. Now we're back at $90, will...
  • Posted September oil and other GFC nuggets to David Roffey
    A quarter or two where the GDP manages a dribble of growth isn't "out of recession". If I'm right about the likely oil price reaction to any sustained return to growth, we possibly never will be....
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