Mental depression

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Unipolar depression
Depressive disorder
Melancholia
Major depressive disorder
NARROWER TERMS


Report

Turning the tide on depression

This report presents a number of recommendations, which if implemented, could make a significant step towards reducing rising rates of depression in youth. These recommendations require the efforts of many, including schools, parents, mental health service providers, employers and all levels of government.
Report

eCoaching for The Journal pilot: final evaluation report

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...
Literature review

Prevention and early intervention for adults with mild to moderate depression

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.
Journal article

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.
Report

Impact of FIFO work arrangements on the mental health and well-being of FIFO workers

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...
Report

Indefinite despair: the tragic mental health consequences of offshore processing on Nauru

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...
Report

Depression and anxiety programs for children and young people

This report presents the findings of a systematic literature review of programs and services implemented in childhood and adolescence that aim to prevent anxiety and depression disorders and symptoms.
Report

Housing, homelessness and mental health: towards systems change

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.
Survey

Youth survey report 2018

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...
Report

Until when? The forgotten men on Manus Island

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.
Report

Australian loneliness report

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...
Report

Family wellbeing study

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.
Report

Mental health prevalence and pathways to care

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.
Report

Managing mental health in the Australian Federal Police

The objective of this audit was to examine the effectiveness of the Australian Federal Police in managing employee mental health.
Report

The Australian principal occupational health, safety and wellbeing survey: 2017 data

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...
Technical report

Mind the gap: the National Disability Insurance Scheme and psychosocial disability

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...
Survey

Youth survey report 2017

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.
Literature review

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for major depression and schizophrenia

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

The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) annual statistical report 2016: Chapter 6 - Self-harm and suicidal behaviour of young people aged 14–15 years old

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.
Audio interview

'Absolute chaos' in Department of Veterans' Affairs: Lambie

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.