Mental illness

Research report

28 Jun 2018

This report summarises research conducted by ReachOut Australia and Mission Australia on young people living in regional and remote Australia. The aim of the report is to gain a better understanding of young people’s lives, including the benefits and challenges of living in regional and...

Research report

23 Apr 2018

This report maps the activity and characteristics of individuals who engage with beyondblue’s Suicidal thoughts and self-harm forum. This work provides an evidence base that can be used to maintain, improve and replicate these services to better reach people vulnerable to serious mental health risks....

Briefing paper

11 Apr 2018

This research brief explores the impacts of cognitive ageing and decline on individuals, as well as on the wider Australian economy.

Research report

5 Apr 2018

The largest study undertaken to examine the impact of military service has confirmed the need for the Australian government to focus on assisting veterans to transition into civilian life.

Policy report

Report prepared for Psychiatric Disability Services of Victoria and SalvoConnect
23 Mar 2018

This report finds that while only around 10% of Victorians living with severe mental illness are expected to be eligible for the NDIS, critical community mental health services, supporting all Victorians living with severe mental illness, are being decommissioned to fund the scheme.

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

18 Dec 2017

This review of seclusion, restraint and observation of consumers with a mental illness in NSW Health facilities has been an important opportunity to analyse the use of restrictive practices, compare New South Wales with national and international standards, and to hear from consumers, carers and...

Commentary

15 Dec 2017

Governments have yet to create a coherent strategy to help the almost three million Australians providing informal care, writes Lesley Russell.

Report

23 Oct 2017

This study sought to examine the prevalence of cognitive impairment in a representative sample of Indigenous offenders from Victorian prisons.

Literature review

30 Sep 2017

What does the evidence show about the specialist dementia care units that are most effective in managing symptoms of dementia?

Audio program

10 Sep 2017

The World Health Organisation predicts that depression will be the second leading cause of disability in the world by 2020. What are New Zealand's services doing to keep up?

Briefing paper

31 Aug 2017

The brief considers issues facing these groups of Indigenous people in their contact with police, in courts, in custody and post-release, highlighting the lack of appropriate diversionary programs at all stages of this contact.

Literature review

30 Aug 2017

What does the evidence show about the efficacy, safety and cost-effectiveness of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for patients with major depression and/or schizophrenia?

Report

15 Aug 2017

The NDIS eligibility criteria for people with mental illness is a central concern for all stakeholders. This report found that whilst the current eligibility criteria could be improved to provide greater clarity, the apparent reliance on diagnosis, rather than functional needs, is likely to result...

Report

8 Aug 2017

The Turnbull Government has released the 2016 Ministerial Dementia Forum report, highlighting how support for people living with dementia can be improved.

Research report

27 Apr 2017

Students with an experience of mental ill-health have been shown to be more likely to consider exiting, or exit, their course early. This can have a detrimental impact on both their future mental health as well as their education and employment pathways.

Research report

20 Apr 2017

SA Health has accepted and will implement all of the recommendations contained within the report. A number of recommendations have already been implemented or are underway following the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network’s own investigations and as a result to an audit conducted by the...

Journal article

15 Jan 2017

There is little extant empirical literature examining the associations between life history strategies and symptoms of psychopathology. The current study ( N = 138) investigated the associations between life history strategies, symptoms of psychopathology, aggression, incidence of self-harm behaviour, and attachment (perceived parental support) in...

Research report

28 Nov 2016

In 2015 more young people aged 15–24 years died by suicide than any other means (including transport accidents and accidental poisonings). Over the past 10 years, rather than making in-roads into reducing the number of young lives lost to suicide in Australia, there have instead...

Research report

22 Sep 2016

Understanding how many people in each community need hospital treatment for mental health conditions, helps to identify local areas that may require more services and support.

This report focuses on the mental health of populations in small areas across Australia. It aims to assist...

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