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...
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...
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.
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?
This study found that 10% of 14-15 year-olds reported that they had self-harmed in the previous twelve months and 5% had attempted suicide.
A bi-partisan Senate committee is urging the Turnbull Government to urgently overhaul the care provided to veterans following a long-running inquiry into veteran suicide.
Raising awareness about the risk of suicide among construction workers and encouraging them to talk to each other about mental health is having a positive impact, according to new UniSA research.
This report sheds some light on the activities that take place on beyondblue’s mental health support forums.
This in-brief report summarises results on the incidence of suicide among serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel using fifteen years of data and identifies characteristics that may be associated with risk of suicide.
This report examines the positive and negative effects of social media on young people’s health, including a league table of social media platforms according to their impact on young people’s mental health.
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.
This report, authored by Dr Peter Cotton, found that the issues uncovered in the review of firefighters in the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) are not dissimilar from the findings of other inquiries into emergency service organisations like the police or the ambulance service.
There is strong and increasing public interest in, and concern about, the incidence of suicide among serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel. A study undertaken by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare calculates, for the first time, accurate rates of suicide deaths...
Workers compensation has a fraught history in most jurisdictions and Victoria is no exception. It is socially responsible to provide for a universal system of insurance covering work related injury to recognise the value of workers and the risks of work, and economically responsible both...
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 recognize and respond to mental health and behavioral concerns.
A sample of 124 residential group...
Young people possess capabilities, knowledge and creativity to live healthy and happy lives. However, in Australia, similar to elsewhere in the world, young people report high levels of psychological distress brought about through such everyday events as: managing uncertain life transitions; peer pressures and influences;...
Why Am I?: The Science of Us (also known as Predict My Future: The Science of Us ) is a 2016 New Zealand documentary series about the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study , a long-running cohort study following 1037 people born in Dunedin...
Whilst most young people are doing well, a concerning number are vulnerable to or directly affected by ill mental health (Lawrence et al., 2015). The experience of mental illness can have long lasting impacts including social disconnection and poorer life outcomes (AIHW, 2015). Alongside strategies...
Antidepressants are not as effective as we once believed.
SummaryAustralia has one of the highest rates of antidepressant use in the world; it has more than doubled since 2000, despite evidence showing that the effectiveness of these medications is lower than...
Headspace aims to improve the mental health and social and emotional wellbeing of young people in Australia through the provision of evidence-based, integrated, youth-centred and holistic services. In January 2013, the Australian Government Department of Health (DoH) commissioned a consortium of researchers from the Social...