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Each year we encourage Australians aged 15-19 to ‘speak up’ about the issues that really concern them through Australia’s largest online youth survey. In 2016 we had nearly 22,000 respondents and the survey revealed that more than half of young people believe there are barriers...
This paper contributes insights into the role of tenure in modifying the relationship between housing affordability and health, using a cross-national comparison of similar post-industrial nations—Australia and the United Kingdom—with different tenure structures. The paper utilises longitudinal data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics...
New research finds that the Australian mental health system is failing young men and suggests modern technology offers the potential to improve mental health and wellbeing.
The first Young and Well National Survey, a scientific study of young men from across...
This paper explores differences between two types of illicit drug users (heroin users and non-heroin users) in relation to injecting risk behaviours, self-reported mental health, driving and crime.
Key findingsParticipants were divided into two groups based on recent heroin use: heroin...
This report explores the factors that contribute to successful course completion for students with a mental illness, with a particular focus on the role of disclosure.
This report provides a snapshot of the prevalence of mental illness in association with common chronic conditions in Australia in 2007.
This report provides information on adults aged 18-64 years with psychotic illness in contact with public specialised mental health services, as well as those receiving mental health services from non-government organisations.
The second national survey of psychotic illness was conducted in 2010 to provide...
A study of thousands of people with psychotic illness provides evidence of the need to provide more support and better-coordinated community mental health services in Australia.
The important new People Living with Psychotic Illness study released by the Department of Health and Ageing...
While studies of cannabis use are numerous, the voices of consumers of cannabis are rarely heard. Even less prevalent are the voices of young people living with a mental illness, whose perceptions, attitudes and experiences are crucial to construction of effective health strategies...
Research suggests that individuals with a mental illness and/or intellectual disability are over-represented at all stages in the criminal justice system. As such, it appears that traditional criminal justice responses may not be as effective with this offender group. Alternative criminal justice processes...