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Posts Tagged 'health'

School stress causes depression

Posted on October 20th, 2014 · Posted in Articles

“Stress at school is the biggest contributor to depression, self-harm and attempted suicide among young people, according to research published today.” (UK) http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6343286 And there was only ONE reference to.. read more

An urgent need to keep mental health in mind

Posted on August 28th, 2014 · Posted in Articles

Article in the SMH from Prof Patrick McGorry: “These days every Australian knows that sooner or later they will experience poor mental health, either personally or within their own family… read more

Closing the Gap: brief for the incoming government

Posted on September 30th, 2013 · Posted in Policy, The Disadvantaged

Read the Brief prepared for the incoming government by the Close the Gap Steering committee, aimed at reducing the discrepancy between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander wellbeing and longevity  and that.. read more

Focus on mental health key to improving physical health in teens

Posted on September 13th, 2013 · Posted in Articles, Research

Adding a mental health component to school-based lifestyle programs for teens could be key to lowering obesity, improving grades, alleviating severe depression and reducing substance use, a new US study.. read more

Mental illness hits one in four teenagers

Posted on August 13th, 2013 · Posted in Articles, Policy, Research, TD Info

… and around one in 20 Year 12 students have attempted suicide – an average of one per Year 12 class – according to Obsessive Hope Disorder, a new report on.. read more

OECD Better Life Index for Australia

Posted on June 24th, 2013 · Posted in Indicators of wellbeing, Research

Compare how Australia is doing on measures of wellbeing compared to other OECD countries here.

Mindfulness in 10 easy steps

Posted on March 7th, 2013 · Posted in Book Reviews

Another new free ebook from Vajrana: can be accessed HERE. They say: “As well as reducing stress, anxiety and depression, scientific studies show that mindfulness is associated with improved immune functioning,.. read more

Student Minds Australia

Posted on August 1st, 2012 · Posted in Links, SV Action

There is a growing understanding that students are under an extraordinary degree of stress and pressure whilst studying at university, resulting in unusually high levels of mental illness and psychological.. read more

The economic case for mental health promotion

Posted on March 28th, 2012 · Posted in Book Reviews, Policy, Research

“Mental health promotion and mental illness prevention: the economic case” is an April 2011 report to the UK Department of Health from researchers at the LSE and others. This report presents.. read more

Making progress: the wellbeing of Australia’s children

Posted on August 11th, 2009 · Posted in Links, Research

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare have released a report entitled “Making progress: the health, development and wellbeing of Australia’s children and young people” You can download specific sections.. read more