Fiona Hilferty


Is headspace making a difference to young people's lives?

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...

Workforce issues across the family relationship services sector

Service quality and effectiveness in all community services depend on having a stable, capable and sustainable workforce, and family relationship services are no exception. Workforce quality and stability are essential if these services are to continue to meet the complex relationship services needs of families...

The implications of poverty on children's readiness to learn

Through a staged collaborative process, ARACY’s ‘Child readiness to learn’ project aims to identify the points of intervention where most benefit will be achieved in reducing the impact of poverty on children’s ability to learn.