This evaluation covers five key evaluation questions (KEQs) on a year-long implementation of a telehealth peer support model to coach people through the National Depression Initiative’s cognitive-behavioural tool The Journal. Between May 2019 and May 2020, 249 people were supported with phone and text support...
The aim of this review was to identify policies, programs and services which have been effective in preventing and/or managing mild to moderate depression and anxiety in adults.
Relationship between living alone and common mental disorders in the 1993, 2000 and 2007 National Psychiatric Morbidity Surveys
The proportion of people living alone has increased in recent years due to population aging, decreasing marriage rates and lowering fertility. Living alone is positively associated with common mental disorders, regardless of age and sex, according to this study.
This research report was funded by the W.A Mental Health Commission and is one of the most comprehensive FIFO research studies undertaken in Australia. It suggests that the greater mental health risk of FIFO workers stems from their demographic profile, being mostly young-to-middle aged men...
This report provides independent medical data demonstrating the extreme mental health suffering on Nauru. MSF strongly reiterates its urgent call for the Australian government to end the policy of offshore detention and immediately evacuate all refugees and asylum seekers from Nauru to avoid further deterioration...
This research progresses the priority areas identified by the National Mental Health Commission and provides evidence about the systemic issues and policy levers to provide housing and services for people with mental health issues.
Each year, Mission Australia encourages young people aged 15-19 to ‘speak up’ about the issues that concern them through Australia’s largest annual youth survey. Over 28,000 young people participated in 2018. For the first time, mental health was the number one issue of national concern...
This report paints a stark picture of a traumatised refugee population which has been hit hard by Australia’s recent healthcare and counselling service cuts, as well as continued threats to their safety.
The Australian Psychological Society (APS) and Swinburne University of Technology have undertaken the most comprehensive measure of loneliness yet completed in Australia. The survey of more than 1,600 Australians confirms that loneliness is strongly connected to poorer quality of life, lower psychological wellbeing, higher social...
The Family Wellbeing Study focuses on how families are faring at two of the major stages of a military career: during service, and in the first years after the transition to civilian life. An additional focus is how differing types of family members are faring.