Black Dog Institute

Helen Christensen, Kathy Wu and Janice Fullerton

UNSW Sydney researchers have received funding for projects to investigate the use of internet-based tools in suicide prevention and the affect genetics can have on patients’ response to medicines to treat bipolar disorder or depression.

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UNSW researchers share tips on ways to cope with anxiety and stress during COVID–19.

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A VR experience developed in partnership with people with lived experience of suicidality has demonstrated rapid increases in positive mood.

National Day of Action against bullying and violence

Children who are bullied are at risk of experiencing poor outcomes for up to four decades after exposure.

Young doctors who work long hours are at greater risk of developing mental health problems.

Junior doctors who work more than 55 hours a week are at a greater risk of developing mental health problems and experiencing suicidal ideation.

People arts science

The 2019 Big Anxiety Festival seeks to breakdown stigma and build empathy to battle mental health

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UNSW's groundbreaking The Big Anxiety festival, which used the arts to promote understanding of mental heath, was the nation's best event in its very first year. And there's more to come in 2019.

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Burnout is hard to diagnose, as it is not featured in the manual of mental disorders - so more understanding is needed to treat the condition.

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Researchers from the Black Dog Institute and UNSW Sydney have questioned the efficacy and safety of intranasal ketamine for depression, with their pilot trial stopped early due to poor side effects in patients.

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A mental health app for teenagers, a school-based program to prevent substance abuse, and treatments for traumatised refugees are among UNSW projects that will share in more than $8 million in NHMRC funding.

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