Child mental health

Research report
19 April 2017

Teenagers who feel part of a school community and enjoy good relations with their parents and teachers are more likely to perform better academically and be happier with their lives, according to...

Research report
18 April 2017

This report shows more young Australians are in psychological distress than five years ago, with almost one in four young people in 2016 meeting the criteria for probable serious mental illness...

10 November 2016

Recommends projects and strategies to drive down the devastating rate of suicide in Indigenous communities.

29 September 2016

Suicide Prevention Australia, in collaboration with the University of New England, has published a research report on the ripple effect of suicide.

Audio interviewAudio program
12 August 2016

Interview with Louise Newman, Professor of psychiatry at the University of Melbourne and former member of the Government Advisory Committee on Offshore Detention, to discuss (Federal Immigration...

5 August 2016

Royal Commissioner Margaret Nyland and her team looked at the laws, policies, practices and structures currently in place for children at risk of harm, abuse or neglect including those who are...

Journal article
1 July 2016

Residential group-care workers have a critical role to play in recognizing mental health problems amongst children in their care. However, little is known about the extent to which workers...

15 June 2016

This practice paper provides an overview of what we know from research about cognitive development in children who have experienced trauma, and provides principles to support effective practice...

31 May 2016

This article argues that the previous ‘hidden injuries of schooling’ experienced by young people of Sudanese background continues to shape their experiences of school in Australia.

15 May 2016

The evaluation and its findings were based on a period of time in 2013/2014 when 67 headspace centres were operating nationally. Given the time between then, and the release of the report in May,...