• Boosting belonging for school mental health

    Kelly-Ann Allen     |      May 2, 2024

    Initiatives to enhance a sense of school belonging can have positive and far-reaching effects on the mental health of young people.

  • Overthinking everything

    Kirsty Ross     |      March 9, 2024

    If you find overthinking everything is affecting your life, and your levels of anxiety are rising or your enjoyment of life is being negatively affected, it might be time to get some strategies to get your mind back on track.

  • Green mental health

    Alan Stevenson     |      January 24, 2024

    Getting out into nature helps people improve their mental health – and bringing nature back into our cities can reduce crime.

  • What ails Australia?

    Open Forum     |      December 14, 2023

    Mental health and substance use disorders are now the second largest group of diseases causing illness and premature death in Australia, according to a report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

  • Mental health goes digital

    Jacinthe Flore     |      December 10, 2023

    The isolating effects of the pandemic in 2020 and 2021 were a springboard for fast-paced, data-driven, technologically delivered changes in mental health care, led by new firms taking advantage of sluggish progress by traditional services.

  • The kids aren’t all right

    Nadishka Weerasuriya     |      May 25, 2023

    A survey of 1,243 Year 11 students from 39 schools across Eastern Australia raises some worrying questions about teenagers’ mental health.

  • How to thrive

    Open Forum     |      October 14, 2022

    A new documentary tests the power of positive psychology to help people with moderate-to-severe mental illness.

  • Food insecurity and mental health

    Scott Teasdale     |      August 4, 2022

    Nutrition has been neglected factor in mental health support and recovery but new research aims to address gaps in understanding, and show how nutritional screening can become a routine aspect of clinical and psychosocial support.

  • The rise of eco-anxiety

    Ben Knight     |      June 9, 2022

    Feeling anxious about the future isn’t particularly new, but the challenges posed by climate change can raise intense feelings of uncertainty and perhaps impact our long term mental health.

  • Crafting mentally healthy workplaces

    Victoria Tichá     |      May 5, 2022

    Prevention is a crucial aspect of addressing mental health in the workplace, and it starts with organisational culture, says UNSW Business School’s Frederik Anseel.

  • Breaking through to the other side

    Open Forum     |      December 12, 2021

    Neuromedicine-assisted psychotherapies are offering new hope in the treatment of mental illness.

  • Early intervention is no panacea for young people’s mental health

    Open Forum     |      November 10, 2021

    Two thirds of young people with emerging mental disorders who attended primary care-based early intervention services remained poor or deteriorated over two years of care, according to research published by the Medical Journal of Australia.