mental health


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.


Being exposed to abuse or neglect before age five is the strongest predictor of whether a child will be at risk for future mental illness, a study from UNSW Sydney finds.



UNSW Conjoint Professor Chris Poulos and Associate Professor Roslyn Poulos are championing a program where health professionals, including GPs, write prescriptions for their patients to participate in the arts.


Launching in Mental Health Week, the NeuRA Talks seminar series will feature world class scientists and breakthrough mental health research.


UNSW School of Psychiatry's Scott Teasdale, a mental health dietitian, explains the links between mental health and weight gain.


Bridianne O'Dea is at the forefront of research into how technology can harness the power of social media to detect mental illness and deliver appropriate health care.


When thinking about its causes, it’s important to remember depression can be a normal mood state, a clinical disorder, and even a disease, writes Gordon Parker.

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Around 3,000 Australians take their lives each year, a frightening statistic that Black Dog Institute chief Helen Christensen is determined to turn around.


Australia’s first high-tech festival to explore the experience of anxiety will fuse art, science and technology to shake up approaches to mental health.