The Health Classes You Missed

A secondary school health teacher taking you through the topics that may have been skimmed over, considered inappropriate or flat out ignored. Allowing listeners to feel informed and empowered with reliable and unbiased health information.

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Episodes

4 days ago

Hi team! Today we are learning all about MDMA - technically called methylenedioxymethamphetamine. Say THAT 10 times in a row!   We discuss what MDMA does to the body and brain, how long it stays in your system and what you can do to help yourself or your friends. Drugs affect everyone differently and there is ALWAYS a risk when taking illicit substances.   Come and learn with me on Instagram: The Health Classes You Missed   *For free and confidential advice about alcohol and other drugs, call the National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline on 1800 250 015. For 24/7 crisis support regarding substance abuse, misuse or addiction, call Lifeline on 13 11 14.    More info: AIHW stats Healthline article: Serotonin syndrome Healthline article: How long does Molly stay in your system Australian Drug Foundation Fact Sheet NIDA Effects on the brain NIDA Ecstacy abuse    Sound from Zapsplat.com

Thursday Sep 29, 2022

HEY TEAM! Welcome to the another episode of How's Ya Head? Your weekly check in with a mate.   Today I check in with Dyl Buckley, a friend and fellow podcast host. We talk about the importance of talking about your feelings (even when you don't think you need it), thanking trees while you run and how good it is to sweat. Dyl reminds us that you don't need to be locked into any particular mental health strategy AND we hear his 3 top pump up songs.   Disclaimer: no one in these episodes is a mental health professional. If you are struggling with your mental health, please contact LifeLine on 13 11 14 today or seek help from your local GP or other mental health professional. Look after yourselves!    Catch up with Dyl here:  Dyl and Friends Podcast Dylan Buckley

Monday Sep 26, 2022

Welcome back to another NSQ episode! Today we are discussing masturbation. Masturbation is a normal, healthy part of the sexual experience and there is nothing wrong with you if you masturbate everyday, once a week, once a month, or never. It is a totally individual thing. When it begins to take over other parts of your life, or you are sparked with shame and guilt around self-pleasure, this might be an indication you need to talk to someone. If you do have any concerns or questions about this topic - talk to a professional who can help you!  More info: https://www.healthline.com/health/healthy-sex/masturbate-too-much#1   https://psychcentral.com/health/masturbation-addiction  https://www.healthline.com/health/masturbation-addiction#complications  https://www.sexaddictionaustralia.com.au https://au.reachout.com/articles/what-is-masturbation

Thursday Sep 22, 2022

HEY TEAM! Welcome to the first episode of How's Ya Head? Your weekly check in with a mate. Today I check in with Shae, my older sister who just had her second kid 6 weeks ago. Shae talks about how she's going as a mum of two, how she fits in exercise and the importance of support. Disclaimer: no one in these episodes is a mental health professional. If you are struggling with your mental health, please contact LifeLine on 13 11 14 today or seek help from your local GP or other mental health professional. Look after yourselves!   

Monday Sep 19, 2022

Hi team! Today we are learning all about Syphilis. According to The Australian Department of Health and Aged Care, in 2020, notifications of infectious syphilis in Australia increased by nearly 90% from recorded rates in 2015. This was not classified as a common STI when I was growing up and I learnt SO much researching for this episode. We learn all about what syphilis is, the 4 different stages of infection, how it is treated and how we can prevent sexually transmitted infections. I also tell everyone to get regularly tested 4000 times so... DO THAT!   **Trigger warning: there is mention of miscarriage and stillbirth in this episode. If you need help or support at anytime, contact Pregnancy, Birth and Baby on 1800 882 436.    Stay up to date with me on Insta at The Health Classes You Missed   More info: https://www1.racgp.org.au/newsgp/clinical/urgent-need-to-alert-gps-of-syphilis-epidemic  https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/syphilis  https://www.health.gov.au/resources/pregnancy-care-guidelines/part-f-routine-maternal-health-tests/syphilis  https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/syphilis  https://www.cdc.gov/std/syphilis/stdfact-syphilis.htm   

Monday Sep 12, 2022

Welcome back to another NSQ episode! Today we are talking about UTI’s (Urinary Tract Infections). We discuss what they are, the different types, some causes, and some treatment and prevention options - All in a 10 min episode! Thanks, as always, for coming and learning with me.    For more info:   https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/urinary-tract-infections-uti    https://www.healthline.com/health/urinary-tract-infection-adults   Keep learning with me at The Health Classes You Missed

Monday Sep 05, 2022

Another drug education episode! Today we are discussing Ketamine. Ketamine is normally used as an anaesthetic for medical purposes, however there has been an increase in recent years of people using the drug recreationally. We learn all about what ketamine is, how it affects people physically and mentally, and what the heck a K-hole is. Drugs affect everyone differently and ketamine is a highly unpredictable drug. Let's use harm minimisation to be aware of the risks and informed on the signs of overdose.    *Trigger warning: drugs and misuse/abuse mentioned. For free and confidential advice about alcohol and other drugs, call the National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline on 1800 250 015. For 24/7 crisis support regarding substance abuse, misuse or addiction, call Lifeline on 13 11 14.    Stay up to date with me on Instagram @thehealthclassesyoumissed    For more info: https://americanaddictioncenters.org/ketamine-abuse/ketamine-side-effects  https://www.healthline.com/health/k-hole#getting-help  https://www.newfrontierspsychiatry.com/what-ketamine-actually-does-to-the-brain/  https://www.lifeline.org.au/get-help/information-and-support/substance-misuse-and-addiction/ https://www.addictioncenter.com/drugs/hallucinogens/ketamine/  https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/ketamine  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7489280/pdf/nihms-1595403.pdf  https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/illicit-use-of-drugs/illicit-drug-use 

Monday Aug 29, 2022

Welcome back to another NSQ episode! Today we are discussing abortions and the laws within Australia. We talk about what abortion is, why someone might choose to have one, the different laws in each state/territory and the different types. Abortion is healthcare and every person deserves to have autonomy over their body and their choices.    *Trigger warning: this episode discusses abortion and mentions rape and abusive relationships. If you need help or support at any time, please contact LifeLine on 13 11 14.    For more info: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/myths-and-facts-about-abortion    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/jun/27/explainer-abortion-laws-australia-is-it-legal-illegal-rights   https://www.health.act.gov.au/services-and-programs/sexual-health/abortion-access   https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/abortion     Stay up to date with me on Instagram @thehealthclassesyoumissed

Monday Aug 22, 2022

An important one today! Vaping is on the rise here in Australia and is becoming a pretty concerning problem, especially among underage kids. Today we talk about what vaping is, the health effects, whether they’re actually better than smoking cigarettes and how to quit or support a mate. For more info: https://lungfoundation.com.au    https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/victorias-tobacco-laws    Stay up to date with me on Instagram @thehealthclassesyoumissed 

Monday Aug 15, 2022

Welcome back to another NSQ episode! Today we are quickly learning about HIV/AIDS. We talk about the stigma surrounding the virus/disease, what the difference between the two is, how they are treated and how you can protect yourself and others. If you learnt something with me today - come follow me! @thehealthclassesyoumissed.   For more info: https://theconversation.com/aids-homophobic-and-moralistic-images-of-1980s-still-haunt-our-view-of-hiv-that-must-change-106580  https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/hiv-infection-and-aids

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