Mental health

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1016339

Research report

30 May 2018

This project was conducted in 2005-2006, using a multi-faceted, collaborative approaches to enhance; then monitor, the systematic collection of standardised clinician-rated Outcomes information with Indigenous adult consumers across the Far North Queensland mental health network. While the project was led by University of Queensland researchers,...

Report

1 May 2018

This report tries to tackle a set of complex issues with a pragmatic approach to the scale of the task of reforming Australia's mental health system.

Journal article

1 Apr 2018

General practitioners need to learn more about low-intensity online interventions to better meet the needs of patients of lower severity.

Journal article

1 Apr 2018

The Pacific Islands Families longitudinal study follows a cohort of Pacific children born in Auckland in 2000, and their parents. At the 14‐year phase, mothers were asked about housing conditions and psychological distress.

Report

7 Mar 2018

The objective of this audit was to examine the effectiveness of the Australian Federal Police in managing employee mental health.

Journal article

1 Mar 2018

This study explored general practitioners' understanding of the reasons for recent self-harm in an older patient.

Journal article

1 Mar 2018

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)is a treatment for major depressive disorder that is otherwise resistant to treatment. The aim of this article is to inform general practitioners of some scientific and practical aspects of TMS treatment.

Research report

28 Feb 2018

This resource presents a review of the ways in which Australia is attempting to encourage and enable individuals to look after their own health and wellbeing. The role of 'self care' in effective health management and treatment is one of the major gaps in Australia's...

Report

The monitoring and advocacy report of the Mental Health Commissioner
27 Feb 2018

The Mental Health Commissioner, Kevin Allan, says New Zealand needs to broaden its focus from mental illness and addiction to mental well-being and recovery in his 2018 monitoring and advocacy report.

Survey

26 Feb 2018

The peak body for emergency medicine in New Zealand and Australia has proposed solutions to improve models of care for patients with acute mental and behavioural conditions. The call for action comes as a snapshot survey found mental health presentations are disproportionately experiencing access block...

Survey

21 Feb 2018

Not enough is being done to help stressed and overworked school principals cope with the ever-increasing demands of the job. This report reveals little is being done by private school employers, Catholic Education Offices or State and Territory governments to ease the burden school principals...

Report

2 Feb 2018

Provides a picture of the national response of the health and welfare service system to the mental health care needs of Australians.

Journal article

2 Feb 2018

This article argues that Australia and the Australian Defence Force must look more deeply at the way men and women treat men, that men must be encouraged to open up and talk when they need help, and that suicide must be regarded not as an...

Technical report

Final report: stakeholder identified gaps and solutions
30 Jan 2018

The gaps and solutions raised in this report should not be seen as a fundamental criticism of the NDIS or the NDIA, which is an important step forward in disability reform in Australia. Instead, they should be viewed as a way of adding national psychosocial...

Journal article

27 Jan 2018

This article argues that Aboriginal children and adolescents may face additional difficulties navigating the mental health care system in Australia, due to complex socio-cultural factors and the dearth of culturally appropriate and effective mental-health related treatment pathways.

Journal article

10 Jan 2018

Existing evidence on the beneficial effects of nature on mental health comes from studies using cross-sectional designs. We developed a smartphone-based tool (Urban Mind; www.urbanmind.info ) to examine how exposure to natural features within the built environment affects mental well-being in real time. The tool...

Report

8 Jan 2018

This document is the final report of the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Service Review, and reports on all project deliverables.

Report

11 Dec 2017

This paper has two purposes: to draw attention to the unacceptable rates of rural suicide and to suggest where attention should be focused if people are serious about making a difference.

Survey

7 Dec 2017

Now in its 16th year, the results from this survey build on knowledge gained from past reports, while also providing a snapshot of how young people feel currently about their own lives and broader national issues.