• Hubs of hope

    Christine Grove     |      April 6, 2021

    Developing specialist youth mental health hubs could help stem the tide of mental health issues facing young people.

  • Transforming mental health care through lived experience

    Victoria Palmer     |      March 21, 2021

    By co-designing mental health care with people who have lived experience, researchers aim to rebuild Australia’s care system.

  • Mental health pilot program expands to more primary schools

    Open Forum     |      March 16, 2021

    A pilot trial of a primary school-based mental health program will be expanded to an additional 16 Victorian schools in 2021 following a successful first year of operation.

  • Art of the mind

    Open Forum     |      December 9, 2020

    Artistic mediums such as visual art, music, dance and creative writing can help people recovering from mental health issues to share their stories and gain confidence and understanding of their illness.

  • Heads up on mental health

    Suresh Sundram     |      November 25, 2020

    If there’s ever been a time for a paradigm shift in the way we conceptualise mental health and treat mental illness, it’s now.

  • Navigating relationships in uncertain times

    Amy Vu     |      September 9, 2020

    The latest research by The Medical Journal of Australia found that significant feelings of depression or anxiety were being experienced by 25% of people after just the first month of COVID-19 restrictions.

  • Is COVID changing our personalities?

    Open Forum     |      August 9, 2020

    Our personalities have been known to change during unusually distressing times, such as a global pandemic locking us all away in our homes, but researchers from the US say that so far the COVID-19 pandemic has had very little effect on the “Big Five” personality traits.

  • Australia’s Health 2020 report reveals mental health crisis

    Open Forum     |      July 24, 2020

    The Australia’s health 2020 report shows one in five Australians reported a mental or behavioural condition in 2017-18, but a UNSW mental health prize is helping to highlight the work of people fighting this crisis.

  • The pathologization of normality?

    Nick Haslam     |      July 22, 2020

    Concerns that normality is being medicalised by the inflation of psychiatric diagnosis criteria appear overblown – but some conditions do need scrutiny.

  • Assessing COVID’s impact on pre-schooler mental health

    Open Forum     |      June 5, 2020

    The mental health of Australian pre-schoolers will be assessed in a survey on how they and their families are coping with coronavirus.

  • Teens sought for lockdown mental health study

    Open Forum     |      May 15, 2020

    As Covid-19 continues to spread around the world, a South Australian research team is looking at the impact of mass lockdowns on children’s mental health and wellbeing.

  • Going green beats the blues

    Caroline Tang     |      May 15, 2020

    A group of UNSW cross-discipline experts discuss the benefits of plants, gardening and green spaces during COVID-19.