Emerging researcher appointed to James Packer Chair in Mood Disorders at UNSW
May 9, 2024

Dr Aswin Ratheesh is a leading clinical researcher in mood and psychotic disorders who is passionate about prompt and early access to interventions for people with such conditions.

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Supported education success for youth with mental health challenges
May 7, 2024

Young people who experience serious mental health challenges can successfully continue or re-engage with education if they receive the right support, a new study shows, with almost half of participants returning to education following the program.

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Mindgardens introduces the Lived Experience Framework
May 7, 2024

Mindgardens, a leading translational research organisation specialising in disorders related to the brain, emotions, nervous system and cognitive processes, is proud to announce the launch of the Lived Experience Engagement Framework.

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Youth self-harm program reduces hospitalisations, self-harm and suicide ideation
May 1, 2024

A pilot program to reduce rates of self-harm and suicide in young people, the Youth Brief Intervention Service (YBIS), has resulted in significantly fewer hospitalisations for self-harm and reduced suicide ideation amongst youths aged 12- 25 years.

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Fostering Compassionate Communities for Mental Health
April 30, 2024

As nominations open for the Australian Mental Health Prize, experts are uniting to underscore the critical need to foster compassionate communities.

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Urgent Mental Health Support Needed for First Nations Children in State Care
April 24, 2024

In response to the tragic death of a 10-year-old Indigenous boy by suicide while in state care last week, leading Indigenous mental health organisations are today calling on Federal and State Governments to urgently invest in social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) and mental health supports for Indigenous children in state care.

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Long-COVID study reveals immunological improvement two years after infection
April 18, 2024

Immune abnormalities have largely resolved at 24 months in a cohort of patients with long COVID, providing optimism that long COVID can resolve over time.

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$5.7m for clinical trials
April 17, 2024

Three UNSW Sydney projects have been awarded funding under the government’s Medical Research Future Fund’s clinical trials activity initiative.

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SESLHD’s Mental Health Service supports the Bondi community
April 17, 2024

Following the tragic events at Bondi Junction Westfield, SESLHD’s Mental Health Service has been providing support to those affected.

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Opinion: Pilot program, Keep Quitting in Mind, found one in nine people who smoke and have a severe mental illness quit the habit
April 16, 2024

A smoking cessation pilot program Keep Quitting in Mind – designed specifically for people living with severe mental illness – has helped one in nine participants quit smoking, demonstrating the positive impacts that are possible for an at-risk yet typically overlooked population group. 

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NeuRA and the Talent Development Project launch Music and Memories
April 9, 2024

Emerging singer songwriters collaborate with people diagnosed with dementia to create original songs inspired by real life.

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Promising results for smoking cessation program as one in nine participants quit the habit
April 4, 2024

A smoking cessation program, Keep Quitting in Mind (KQIM), for people living with mental illness has resulted in one in nine participants quitting the habit and many others reducing their daily smoking by half.

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Government action needed to improve efficacy of school-based mental health programs
March 26, 2024

A group of 12 leading mental health organisations will convene at Parliament House on Tuesday, urging the government to establish national guidelines for implementing evidence-based mental health programs in schools.  

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Mixed neurodegenerative pathologies, including CTE, found in multiple former elite-level Australian rugby code players
March 20, 2024

The new case series, published today in the Journal of Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology in collaboration with the University of Sydney, Alfred Health and Harvard Medical School, includes clinicopathological analysis of the brains of six former elite-level Australian rugby league and union players, donated to the Former Elite-Level Athlete Brain Health Research Program.

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Apathy may predict progression to dementia
April 27, 2023

It is common amongst older people, affecting between 10-35% of people aged over 65.

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Researchers identify new potential neural signature of resilience in adults who have experienced early life stress
April 26, 2023

Early life stress (ELS) is a well-known risk factor for mental health problems in adulthood.

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Australian researchers take intergenerational practice into community settings to combat frailty
April 26, 2023

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An effective new treatment for chronic back pain targets the nervous system
April 26, 2023

A treatment that trains both the brain and the body has shown important effects on pain and disability, a new study has found.

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NSW Health funding to support new discoveries in neuroinflammation and the neurobiology of schizophrenia
April 26, 2023

Schizophrenia affects one in 100 Australians and roughly 20 million people worldwide. For 70 – 80 per cent of people with schizophrenia, it is a chronic, lifelong condition.

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NeuRA researchers awarded $4.5m in MRFF grants to improve lives of those with chronic pain
April 26, 2023

In congratulating NeuRA’s Centre for Pain IMPACT researchers, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Carole Renouf, said this successful grant funding was a testament to their vision and ambition to increase equity of access to health care.

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