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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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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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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The vital role emergency departments play in frontline mental health care
April 27, 2023

Almost one in 10 young people aged 12 to 15 years old report ever having self-harmed and the leading cause of death in Australia for young people aged 15 to 24 years old is suicide.

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Obsessive compulsive disorder is more common than you think. But it can take nine years for an OCD diagnosis
April 27, 2023

Obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD, is a misunderstood mental illness despite affecting about one in 50 people – that’s about half a million Australians.

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

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Positive psychology resources to support your teen’s mental health
April 25, 2023

Setting teenagers up with the right skills and resources early in life can help to support their well- being and resilience.

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Links between screen time and depression in adolescents more complex than first thought
April 25, 2023

With adolescents interacting online more than ever, new data from the Black Dog Institute shows screen time and depression in adolescents may be linked – but not for the reasons we assume.

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Self-harm intervention for children is needed, a new study finds
April 25, 2023

Research has found 6055 adolescents aged 10–14 attended an emergency department in New South Wales for self-harm over a five-year period – 2276 of them for a repeat incidence.

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